As a matter of fact, we developed a relevant awareness of the world, which is now — more than ever — required to understand contemporary issues and their dynamics. And it was precisely this aspect which thrilled our editorial staff of teenagers from Friuli Venezia Giulia, forced to stay at home due to the pandemic, but focused on diverse nations, using technology to interview the ones we would had never imagined reaching.
COVID made us all Digital Nomads However, it didn’t stop us from cross-cultural, interdisciplinary learning and forming friendships for life. A series of migration topics were explored in this Program — from songs inspired by migration, mirror neurons, losing of one’s name and identity, to social media being a new tool of integration. The project culminated in an online exhibition and a public presentation, May 18, 2021
Photos flood our screens and get shared and reshared and cannot be ignored. So it is important to ask how and why certain images are selected and published.
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“The goal we establish is to create connections that last a lifetime.” This is the message that Paksy Plackis-Cheng, Senior Fellow of Research and Media at UC Santa Barbara, has given to the students in the first online meeting on the second of December, summarizing in one sentence the spirit of this international collaboration: the comparison between cultures and experiences, providing benefits that can lead to human progress.
UDINE. MV school-editorial board is now about to reach U.S.A students, thanks to a collaboration with the University of Santa Barbara (CA). A red thread will link Udine and the U.S, enabling members of Messaggero-Veneto editorial board to interact actively with their American counterparts. Such a constructive opportunity would never be possible if it weren't for Paksy Plackis-Cheng, senior fellow in the above-mentioned West-Coast University.
A number of other impactmania interviews have been cited in books and reports (published by university presses: Duke, Harvard, Cambridge, etc.). We are grateful impactmania’s work is recognized, cited, and shared. And most importantly, that we bring balance in the stories we tell and the people we feature!