WORLD Here are some tools collected in these days of #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd e #BlackLivesMatter, imagining a mini digital library for anti-racism – a page in progress, to update also with your contribution and which, given the global theme, collects resources especially but not only in English; a page made of links to information, essays, stories, books, podcasts, videos that help us to see the world from the other point of view.
AUSTRALIA “Le immagini della riapertura delle spiagge di Sydney dopo il blocco per il coronavirus ci danno un’idea del valore della spiaggia (e del surf) nella cultura australiana. Ne avevo parlato in un paio di pezzi divulgativi su CCT-SeeCity. Li rileggo, e sento quasi l’odore dell’oceano. E mi manca. E non posso fare a meno di sentire nostalgia per quel mondo alla rovescia in cui, stranito, ho vissuto per un po’.” – Per chi avesse interesse ad approfondire o anche solo voglia di sognare un po’ l’oceano, abbiamo raccolto quei due articoli di Dario Nardini, antropologo e ricercatore, qui!
E come tantissime altre persone, tutte quelle che credono che la felicità sia un diritto universale, il fine naturale e ultimo della specie umana. “Non so se vivrò abbastanza per poter verificare che l’umanità è riuscita ad arrivare alla pratica quotidiana, normale di questo diritto alla felicità, ma so e sono convinto che lo sforzo di tanti, anche il mio piccolo sforzo per spiegare, per definire, per individuare tutto quel che si frappone tra noi e il diritto supremo alla felicità, sia oggi il lavoro politico più importante che si può fare.” – Luis Sepúlveda
ITALY says to the World “everything will be all right” and on this page of our web guidezine we’ll keep collecting for you some positive postcards, moments of music and magic, life and beauty, shared from many balconies and windows of the Italian cities during the Coronavirus pandemic, while the whole country is in lockdown. #SeeCity & Love, CCTeam • #OneWorld #AndràTuttoBene
SEETIES In 2010, Erich Fisher used open data to create these maps. Tourist destinations, cities and places, change every year and it would be interesting to compare this visual research with an updated version. It would also be interesting to use these data and their visualisation to help mass tourism to spread in the territories with the mission on the one hand to make too touristy cities more liveable for citizens and on the other hand to promote places like suburbs, forgotten neighbourhoods or villages suffering from depopulation. “Tourists VS Locals” is becoming an increasingly important issue worldwide and we should learn to use creativity also to try to create possible solutions to this contemporary urban tension that someone call overtourism or tourismphobia. In this article you can browse through the gallery and discover more about “The Geotaggers’ World Atlas Maps – Locals & Tourists” project by data artist Eric Fisher.
BENIDORM “Best beach in the world!” – Bambi says. Maybe it’s a slightly exaggerated statement but for sure there is no other beach with such an extraordinarily sincere and happy photo series like this one by Bambi and titled “Candy Beach”. We love these pastel photos and here we share some of them in a gallery.
PALERMO in un diario fotografico di Comò Mag. che ci porta dentro i “cassetti” di alcuni Palermitani per scoprire la città attraverso una sorta di indagine sulla creatività contemporanea. Una pagina che a leggere vi farà sentire dei battiti, quelli di chi l’ha scritta, quelli delle persone intervistate e i vostri. #CCTravellers2018 #SeeCity
RIO DE JANEIRO, Armação dos Búzios: more commonly known as Búzios, this fishing village – thanks to its over 23 beautiful beaches – has become a beloved place by vacationers. It’s located on the coast north of Rio de Janeiro, 177 km away from the metropolis. Here we tell you about it through a colourful street photo gallery by Patric Alfred Haroldo, enjoy! 🙂
WORLD ‘Mindless Crowd’ is a collage of drone footage combined with a voiceover from the 1960s. The short film examines the different patterns and various formations which human civilisation has shaped on the surface of planet earth. It therefore uses only one single perspective, the top view. A 4-minute film by German (from Nürnberg) director Jacco Kliesch. Be curious and watch it!
Exactly! Write a letter to your future self, take action, receive it 365 days from today. May your resolutions come true! And always remember: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” * P.S. Happy New Year dear Friends, CCTzens & CCTravellers, from Everywhere! #SeeCity & Love, CCTeam
NORWAY ‘A Nordic Skater’ is a short film by Paulius Neverbickas, filmmaker with a big passion for action sports and camping in the wilderness, who’s always trying to inspire people to go outside and enjoy the beauty of nature. Exactly like in his last work featuring Per Sollerman, a photographer who has been skating on frozen lakes and fjords for the past 10 years, because: “It is rooted deep in our bones that we need to be out in the nature”. Watch this story!
BLACKBURN Through memories and reflections, the stories associated with three abandoned buildings and their modern counterparts are used to look at what unites and divides the people of this industrial northern town of England. From Brexit to race, industry to ageing, sometimes funny, sometimes affecting, always engaging. A 15-minute documentary commissioned by the Arts Council and directed by award winning London based director Liam Saint-Pierre (originally from Blackburn).