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Scattered notes with a Lusitano flavour

Lisbon.  With Arianna, Flavia, Jonas, Dani, Anna, Joao. July 25 – July 28 Fact: this is the only European capital on the Ocean. Bright, bright light. Alafama reminds me of Bari Vecchia. Do not wear Birkenstock if you want to go out dancing. Going on the seaside on a trotinette with Arianna and Flavia is […]

Dialoghi e appunti tra Trento, Roma e Firenze

Una mattina di giugno alla fermata del bus anziano sale a bordo e saluta il guidatore: ‘Wella, direttore!“. Al ristorante chiedo al cameriere se posso sedermi all’esterno. Lui mi risponde: “Puoi fare ciò che vuoi e io sarò il tuo schiavo“. Al Giro d’Italia con Alvise, babbo, Giallu e Pietro tra Fonzaso, Croce d’Aune, Monte […]

Books I have read, 2018

I remember reading Annie Ernaux’s Memoria di ragazza on the train during a long, romantic night ride between Stockholm and Kiruna. Outside it was snowing. I felt like I was part of a Swedish noir movie. Next to me, Giallu, and Nicco were muttering indistinct phrases while Jasper was listening to Bubble Butt. We had decided to […]

2019: resolutions

Finish the Diagonela and the Marcialonga. Take some good pictures, mainly portraits. Cook: soupe à l’oignon, parmigiana, babaganoush. Improve French, learn some German. Drink beer with Anna. Regularly update the blog. Write letters to Thomas. Hike on the mountains with Giallu, Nicco, other friends and family. Memorise twelve poems: one per month. Read one, big […]

Caves Ouvertes

Some snapshots from a very Swiss Spring weekend at the beginning of May. Features: Dani, Giallu, Jonas and Tosan – one year after our last reunion in Torino. Keywords: Europcar, Bains de Pâquis, fondue, marché, Auvernier, Pastis, Downtown, Creux du Van.

Books I have read, 2017

January. Cold, grey, busy Torino. After celebrating NYE with my dear Canadian friends, I have fallen sick.

Putrefatto

V. intr. [dal lat. putrefacĕre, comp. di puter o putris «marcio» (v. putre) e facĕre «fare»] (putrefàccio, putrefài, putrefà, ecc., coniug. come fare; aus. essere). – Subire un processo di putrefazione, corrompersi, marcire: le bevande del bar Fiasco ti hanno putrefatto; più spesso con la particella pron.: Jonas si putrefà rapidamente; cadaveri che si putrefanno; […]

2018: resolutions

Go ski touring in Switzerland. Finish the Ph.D. in style. Improve my French. Memorise twelve poems: one per month. Cook. Read one, big classic of Russian literature. Reunite Dani, Jonas and Tosan. Collect whiskey and photography books. Go sailing. Avoid developing an addiction for the pipe. Continue fencing and playing tennis. Race with the bike. Drink […]

Exhibitions and museums, 2017

Museo del Cinema // Jonas, Tosan, Dani, Niels // Torino Museo Egizio // Mapa // Torino Palazzi Reali // Mapa // Venaria Museo Civico Pietro Micca e dell’Assedio di Torino del 1706 // Anna // Torino Museo Nazionale della Montagna Duca degli Abruzzi: Ex Libris // Martina // Torino Pinacoteca Agnelli // alone // Torino […]

Trains that I have lost

Post written on Friday, the 2nd of June. *** The moment I write this post I am leaving Berlin. I flew here two days ago to teach a master’s class on the multilevel governance of immigration in Europe. The campus and the hotel where I was staying are situated in a stunning neighborhood outside the […]