Identity card: Materre's Blog

Identity Card MaTerre's blog is dedicated to the meaning of IDENTITY, which is the basic theme of this project. What is identity today, what do we mean when we use this word, what are all its possible meanings? To answer we have called numerous artists, philosophers, sociologists, anthropologists who will accompany us throughout the long journey of MaTerre 2019

Franco Piavoli
Nostos, Piavoli in Matera with his Ulysses
Franco Piavoli will be in Matera on April 24 for MaTerre, in a Lectio on cinema. In his contribution to Carta di identità, Nostos, his Ulysses, is the symbol of a timeless hero in search of the identity between memory and nostalgia for his origins. Read more.
Gabriele Frasca
Poets and virtual: Gabriele Frasca’s considerations for MaTerre
How the “I” changes and how the role of poets in the digital world of 4.0 has changed. From lyrics to hip-hop, here are Gabriele Frasca’s considerations on the identity…Read More Read more.
Adriano Aprà
Is the italian cinema sick? Adriano Aprà writes on MaTerre’s Blog
In his article on MaTerre for the research for the identity of cinema, Adriano Aprà makes a lucid and far-sighted analysis of the current situation of the Italian film industry and of the positive aspects of the new era of cinema. Read more.
José Emilio Burucúa
Identity is a trap, without balance between person and community
According to José Emilio Burucúa, professor of modern history at the Buenos Aires University, the concept of identity can be deceptive and dangerous, often a trap of political despotism, without the search for a possible balance between individual and collective identity. Here is his historical-linguistic path to research on MaTerre's identity Read more.
Paolo Fabbri
Collective identities. Overcoming the ego to be “us”.
The collective identities are expressed to the first plural person. But the “We” is not only the multiplication, the diffusion of the concentrated singularity of the “I”. Read more.
Richard K. Sherwin
Who Am I Now? Identity in the Age of the Digital Baroque
What do I know of being otherwise? Is a bot as good as a living soul to share presence with? How do I know what I want is what I want and not what Netflix (or Amazon or Google or Facebook) wants me to want? Read more.
Clara Giangaspero
Massimo Giacon and the comic strip identity for MaTerre.
When identity has no borders, not even art supports them. Read more.
Lello Voce
First poetic provocation: identity according to the “Fedeli d’Amore”
The identity of each of us is in fact a victim of the alienation of identity, even if on a scale and with radically different aspects. And it fights against this alienation. Read more.
Cinzia Sciuto
Is it possible to define “identity”?
  Identity is one of the most used and abused words of our times. Everyone asks for it, everyone invokes it,  but as soon as we try to define it,…Read More Read more.
Elvio Fassone
Praeter legem. Salvatore’s story
Praeter legem. Salvatore's story. The thirty-year correspondence between a lifer and the judge who condemned him to perpetual punishment Read more.