ITALY The main dictionaries (like for example Treccani) explain that “color carne” (flesh-coloured) is “a pale pink color, similar to that of human flesh”. Two communication professionals, co-founders of Bold Stories, have recently worked on this crazy but also common expression. Their reflection and research became an advocacy project to “change color to flesh color, from pink to all the colours of humanity.” We then thought of a poem, À mon frère blanc by Léopold Sédar Senghor, which demonstrates the absurdity of another “toubab” expression: person or population of colour. With words we think, we communicate, we create culture, we make politics, we build society. We must take extreme care of them. Long live those who question themselves, long live critical thinking which frees us from preconceptions, which helps us deconstruct the “norm”.
WORLD The world is not the frightening place told by the mass media. To demonstrate it, some communication and information professionals, in the field of creativity or journalism, have decided to take a radical position: to publish and share only good news! Together with Mauro Gatti, founder of The Happy Broadcast, we reflect on the reasons: from the inspirational power of good examples to mental health. But first let’s take a look at other “positive and constructive” editorial projects such as The Upside columns of The Guardian and Fixes by The New York Times, the pioneering Positive News magazine and the more recent Reasons to be Cheerful founded by artist and musician David Byrne. [Do you know any others? Comment the post!]
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.
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 Now we let ourselves be inspired by the birthday gift received from Barcelona, the city where CCT – 10 years ago – began its journey. A map of the world (in cork) on which to mark one’s steps, those already made but especially those still to accomplish. It says “LET’S TRAVEL THE WORLD” and today that’s our birthday seems like the perfect day to start dreaming of and planning new explorations, in search of many other stories to share… The perfect day to restart from here. #SeeCity #OneWorld – Love, CCTeam
WORLD Found by chance at a flea market, read in a summer Sunday. And here we share with you the essay that gives the title to this book, a collection of various brief and intense thoughts, written by one of the most creative minds in the history of mankind. It’s always good to see the world through the eyes of others, enjoy the reading! #SundayBook #CCTips
WORLD There are all the reasons in the world to travel the world. Literally! The world is a beautiful place and it must have crossed your mind at least once to see the wonders it offers. What’s stopping you from travelling to these wondrous places? We are sure you have your reasons, here are a few of ours why you totally should travel.
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!
SEETIES Suffering from (online) consumer’s fever, a young man decides to leave and he starts a journey to the end of the world… A story made of paint on glass and collage. A 6-minute short film by French animation director Mélody Boulissière (Mélo for her friends). Absolutely to watch!
All CCThis started 9 years ago – on 09/09/09! – to share beautiful eternal Stories about Places & People, Cultures and Travels. To wander-explore-daydream together with YOU and to always look at this wonderful World with curious eyes and open minds, everywhere, wherever in search of details that make the difference – because DIFFERENT is BEAUTIFUL!
BUDAPEST In this animated short film directed by Hungarian illustrator Borbála Tompa, we follow the story of five immigrants, two of whom still lives in this city as refugees…
PALERMO “Why her? Why give her a space? Some people thought I was looking for a space to show my photos but here you won’t see my works. The ambition is much higher. I want to see others grow, I want to discover talents and cultivate them. And so what you will see won’t be my photos but, near the door of my studio, a red neon made by Riccardo Gueci: picchì idda?”