Clara Saglietti

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs."  This is probably the only part where I am going to use the "I", because I strongly believe that the ideas and messages I try to convey should be independent and more important than the person behind them. I would love to be able to offer some food for thought, a different perspective or simply a pause for reflection while waiting for the bus. However, what I would appreciate most is to start a debate or a conversation in order to share opinions, thus do not hesitate to comment the blog or contact me privately.

In a Plastic Battle: Sustainable Alternatives and International Governance

500 billion plastic bags used each year 13 million tonnes of plastic leaked into the ocean each year 17 million barrels of oil used on plastic production each year 1 million plastic bottles bought every minute 100,000 marine animals killed by plastics each year 100 years for plastic  to degrade… Read More »In a Plastic Battle: Sustainable Alternatives and International Governance

The Post-Paradigmatic Alternative of Buen Vivir.

Learning from Ecuador to Address Global Problems Locally. Buen viviris a broad concept still under elaboration and represents a plurality of theoretical perspectives, practical realisations, and positions from a variety of actors including indigenous groups, social movements, intellectuals, and politicians. In its most general interpretation, it denotes and aims at… Read More »The Post-Paradigmatic Alternative of Buen Vivir.

Be praised, my Lord, through our sister Hypocrisy

Big events, pollution and the need for pragmatic coherence. Rome, 13th of August. The Circus Maximus, an ancient Roman chariot-racing stadium, is riddled with rubbish, with envelopes of food and drinks, cans, paper, plastic, flyers, stubs, organic waste and wipes thrown in the grass. But this is not the umpteenth… Read More »Be praised, my Lord, through our sister Hypocrisy

The crisis of modernity from permanent liminality to limivoid: an interview with Prof. Bjørn Thomassen

How anthropology and the study of rites of passage can explain this globalized modernity and its crisis in dealing with limits according to the anthropologist, professor at Roskilde University and founding editor-in-chief of the academic journal International Political Anthropology Bjørn Thomassen. During the Symposium, when you were discussing the genealogy… Read More »The crisis of modernity from permanent liminality to limivoid: an interview with Prof. Bjørn Thomassen

The niche of words: Ubuntu

“A  person  is  a  person  through  other  people’  strikes  an  affirmation  of  ones  humanity  through  recognition  of  an  other  in  his  or  her  uniqueness  and  difference.  It  is  a  demand  for  a  creative  intersubjective  formation  in  which  the other͛  becomes  a  mirror  (but  only  a  mirror)  for  my  subjectivity.  This … Read More »The niche of words: Ubuntu

Towards “El Mundo Feliz del Futuro”: an interview with César Emilio Valdivieso París

Towards the development of a virtual model of sustainable and self-sufficient welfare society to transform the real world: a discussion rich of suggestions and ideas by César Emilio Valdivieso París, a Venezuelan professor, creator of the project “El Mundo Feliz del Futuro” and first commenter of our blog. As your… Read More »Towards “El Mundo Feliz del Futuro”: an interview with César Emilio Valdivieso París

Broaden our horizons serendipitously and systematically

Many intellectuals claim that our world is getting smaller and smaller thanks to the increasing interconnectedness created by globalisation and technological improvement. At the same time, however, also our perception of reality is getting smaller and more individualistic, as if we were living in isolated bubbles. These are created mainly by the media, which filter, manipulate and selectthe information we obtain, taking… Read More »Broaden our horizons serendipitously and systematically

Different recipes for a common overheated world: an interview with Prof. Thomas Hylland Eriksen

A world out of control, accelerated and overheated: an analysis of contemporary issues from migration to populism and some possible solutions by the anthropologist, professor at the University of Oslo and president of the EASA Thomas Hylland Eriksen. 1. “We are all in the same boat, divided by a shared… Read More »Different recipes for a common overheated world: an interview with Prof. Thomas Hylland Eriksen

A hope for a change: an interview with Mark Hertsgaard

In one of the Global Conversations hosted by our course, we have had the pleasure of attending a two-day conference led by an esteemed guest: Mark Hertsgaard. He is a father, author, journalist, broadcaster , public speaker and has published seven books that have been translated into sixteen languages. Moreover,… Read More »A hope for a change: an interview with Mark Hertsgaard