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.

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

BY DINT OF BEING WIND:

The (in)visible life story of a Romani boy who rebels against its marginal condition   We are surrounded by an invisible, massive tide of the so-called “vuoti a perdere”, nonpersons that Maria Matteo describes as people who do not deserve this definition, condemned since their birth to be eliminated fast… Read More »BY DINT OF BEING WIND:

Global greening

According to a recent research, mapping tree density at the global level, there are 3.04 trillion trees covering 87% of ice-free land on Earth, with a ration of trees-to-people of 422:1. The mainstream opinion about climate change claims that the vegetation on the planet has been reduced by human activity and it is true… Read More »Global greening

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

The niche of words: Shibumi

“Shibumi, sir?” Nicholai knew the word, but only as it applied to gardens or architecture, where it connoted an understated beauty. “How are you using the term, sir?” “Oh, vaguely. And incorrectly, I suspect. A blundering attempt to describe an ineffable quality. As you know, shibumi has to do with… Read More »The niche of words: Shibumi

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

Lean Forward Again

Wandering ideas across evictions, migrations and Erri De Luca’s stories. It was 7 o’clock in the morning when the police came to evict a family made up of a mother and her three sons from an occupied abandoned basement in the Quarticciolo neighborhood of Rome, derogating from the law that prohibits to… Read More »Lean Forward Again

The niche of words: Soliphilia

The word soliphilia, from the French solidaire (interdependent), the Latin solidus (solid or whole) and the Greek philia (fondness in the form of love of fellow citizens and neighbors), is a concept belonging to a list of words created by the sustainability professor Glenn Albrecht to create psychoterratic connections between… Read More »The niche of words: Soliphilia