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Sisters in Liberty
(06:30 pm)
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
24 West 12th Street
10011
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Drs. Ann Wilkins and David Wilkins, two of the curators of the Sisters in Liberty: From Florence, Italy to New York, New York exhibition at the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration (October 18, 2019—April 26, 2020), will discuss Pio Fedi’s monumental Libertà della Poesia (1883) on the tomb of the Risorgimento author Giambattista Niccolini in the church of Santa Croce, in Florence.

The illustrated talk will emphasize the relationship between Fedi’s statue and Liberty Enlightening the World in New York Harbor (a.k.a. the Statue of Liberty) and discuss how these contemporaneous images of Liberty grew out of the struggles for self-determination that swept across Europe during the 19th century.

Ann Thomas Wilkins and David G. Wilkins are Senior Faculty at Duquesne University’s Rome Program. David is Professor Emeritus of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh and Ann is retired from Duquesne’s  Department of Classics. They were living in Florence during the Arno Flood of November 4, 1966, and have traveled around the globe, teaching, leading study tours, and exploring new and old examples of art and popular culture. They have authored/co-authored many articles and books, including Art Past/Art Present, A History of Italian Renaissance Art, The Big Book of Art, and Villain or Hero: Sallust’s Portrayal of Catiline. They provided entries for two recent guidebooks: City Secrets: Rome and City Secrets: Florence and the Hill Towns. Their most recent publication is Cass Gilbert’s West Virginia State Capitol.

In ENGLISH.

Website: http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/events/sisters-liberty
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Dates: 1571740200

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Helena Janeczek: “The Girl with the Leica” - Settimana della Lingua Italiana
(06:30 am to 08:00 am)
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
686 Park Ave, New York
10021
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Helena Janeczek takes her Strega Prize winning novel, “The Girl with the Leica”, on tour of North America. The girl with the Leica is Gerda Taro, a German-Jewish war photographer, anti-fascist activist, artist and innovator who was killed while documenting the Spanish Civil War and tragically became the first female photojournalist to be killed on a battlefield.

The Girl with a Leica. Gerda Taro was a German-Jewish war photographer, anti-fascist activist, artist and innovator who, together with her partner, the Hungarian Endre Friedmann, was one half of the alias Robert Capa, widely considered to be the twentieth century’s greatest war and political photographer. She was killed while documenting the Spanish Civil War and tragically became the first female photojournalist to be killed on a battlefield.

“A biography; a feminist parable; a declaration of love for photography; a narrative tableau of the 1930s: The Girl with the Leica is all of this at once. Helena Janeczek worked on this book for six years. And it shows.” ― Il Sole 24 Ore

Helena Janeczek. Born in Munich in a Polish Jewish family, Helena Janeczek has been living in Italy for over thirty years. With The Girl with the Leica she won the Strega Prize, Italy’s most prestigious literary award, and was a finalist for the Campiello Prize. Amongst her other titles: Lezioniditenebra, Cibo and Le rondini di Montecassino. She lives in Milan, Italy.

 Event in Italian

The Week of the Italian Language in the World, is under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic and is an event promoted yearly by Italy’s cultural and diplomatic network abroad in the third week of October. This 19th edition’s main theme is “Italian language on the stage”: one full week enriched by book presentations and staged reading where language and literature will be at the centre of the scene.

Website: https://iicnewyork.esteri.it/iic_newyork/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2019/10/helena-janeczek-la-ragazza-con.html
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Red Regatta
(06:30 pm)
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
24 West 12th Street
10011
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This event is organized and presented by Save Venice.

A lecture by
Melissa McGill, artist

Artist Melissa McGill will speak about her most recent public artwork, Red Regatta, an unprecedented series of large-scale choreographed regattas of traditional vela al terzo sailboats, hoisted with hand-painted red sails, that activated Venice’s lagoon and waterways last May through October 2019. This independent public artwork united Venetians and visitors to celebrate the cultural and maritime history of the city and call attention to the forces of climate change and mass tourism that threaten its future. Red Regatta was presented in collaboration with Associazione Vela al Terzo Venezia and Comune di Venezia and co-organized by Magazzino Italian Art Foundation, along with more than 250 local partners and support from Mazzoleni. Red Regatta is the first artwork to be registered as a Clean Regatta, a program of Sailors for the Sea.

In ENGLISH.

Website: http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/events/red-regatta
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Dates: 1571869800

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Isabella Ragonese: “On a Solitary Beach. Viaggio emozionale tra letteratura e teatro”- Settimana della Lingua Italiana
(06:30 pm to 08:00 pm)
Italian Cultural Institue of New York
686 Park Ave, New York
10021
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Award-winning actress and playwright Isabella Ragonese will bring us on an emotional journey in between literature and theater featuring some of the greatest Italian authors like - Andrea Camilleri, Elsa Morante, Goffredo Parise, Nicola Ammaniti, Pier Vittorio Tondelli, and others.. “On a Solitary Beach” evokes the Italian coasts, the sea, the transience of people’s lives and social changes. In Italy, the shore, the sea, the beach, are a condition and a place that characterizes the way of living, the society, the thoughts and the actions of its inhabitants. Literature had often placed by the sea, existential fragments inspired by the division in between the accessible and the inaccessible.

The event is organized in collaboration with Umanism NYC and the I&APP (The Italian & American Playwrights Project)
Special thanks to Journalist and theater critic Graziano Graziani, for the precious help with the selection of the readings.

Event in Italian

Isabella Ragonese. Actress and playwright, she debuted on the silver screen in Italy with Nuovomondo by Emanuele Crialese. She then played the lead role in Paolo Virzì’s movie Tutta la vita davanti, for which she won the Nastro d’Argento award for best actress. She has been directed by Silvio Muccino, Daniele Lucchetti (she won another Nastro d’Argento for her interpretation in his film La nostra vita – 2010), Giorgia Cecere, Carlo Mazzacurati, Fabio Volo, Mario Martone, Sergio Rubini, and Daniele Vicari. Isabella Ragone’s professional path has been always intertwined with theatre, both as an actress and an author. Among her most prominent shows are Lady Grey by Will Eno (2010), La commedia di Orlando by Emanuela Giordano (2012), Taking care of baby by Dennis Kelly (2013), African Requiem by Stefano Massini (2014) and Louise e Renée by Sonia Bergamasco (2017), performed at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano. She wrote, directed and starred in many of her original pieces, such as Che male vi fo e Bestino. She won many competitions for emerging artists. In 1998 she ranked 1st in the national competiton - INDA (Istituto Nazionale Dramma Antico). As an actress she also works for many TV series projects.

 

The Week of the Italian Language in the World, is under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic and is an event promoted yearly by Italy’s cultural and diplomatic network abroad in the third week of October. This 19th edition’s main theme is “Italian language on the stage”: one full week enriched by book presentations and staged reading where language and literature will be at the centre of the scene.

Website: https://iicnewyork.esteri.it/iic_newyork/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2019/10/isabella-ragonese-on-a-solitary.html
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Dates: 1571956200

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Claudio Marazzini: "L'italiano è meraviglioso: Che cosa fa l'Accademia della Crusca per la lingua”- Settimana della Lingua Italiana
(06:30 pm to 08:00 pm)
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
686 Park Ave, New York
10021
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Following the publication of his book "L’italiano è Meraviglioso. Come e perché dobbiamo salvare la nostra lingua", Claudio Marazzini, the President of the century-old institution Accademia della Crusca, gives a lecture about the importance of preserving and promoting the Italian language. Event in Italian.

Claudio Marazzini, is the president of the Academy of The Crusca and professor of the history of the Italian language at the University of Eastern Piedmont. The author of more than two hundred publications, he is co-director of the journal "Language and Style", a member of ASLI and SIG, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences in Turin.

 Event in Italian

The Week of the Italian Language in the World, is under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic and is an event promoted yearly by Italy’s cultural and diplomatic network abroad in the third week of October. This 19th edition’s main theme is “Italian language on the stage”: one full week enriched by book presentations and staged reading where language and literature will be at the centre of the scene.

 

Friday, October 25, at 5pm  Cludio Marazzini will be at CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue, room 9206, 9th. floor) for a talk on: Com'era difficile essere autore di teatro in Italia: una lingua alla ricerca del vero parlato - How difficult it was to be a playwright in Italy: a language in search of true "parlato".
In collaboration with the Dip. of Comparative Literature CUNY.

Website: https://iicnewyork.esteri.it/iic_newyork/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2019/10/claudio-marazzini-presidente-dell.html
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Dianne Hales “La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World”- Settimana della Lingua Italiana
(06:30 pm to 08:00 pm)
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
686 Park Ave, New York
10021
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The Italian American Committee on Education (IACE), and the Italian Cultural Institute, are pleased to host New York Times bestselling author Dianne Hales presenting her latest book “La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World”,  a celebration of the Italian culture and its global impact. "There is a primal force that stems from an insatiable hunger to discover and create; to love and live with every fiber of one’s being and this is “la passione italiana”. T

 

Dianne Hales is the author of La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World; La Bella Lingua, a New York Times best-seller; Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered, an Amazon best book of the year, translated into six languages; and more than forty trade and text books.  Following publication of the New York Times-bestselling La Bella Lingua, the President of Italy awarded Dianne the highest recognition the government can bestow on a foreigner: honorary knighthood, with the title of Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity), for her contributions to promoting the Italian language. As a widely published freelance journalist, Dianne served as a contributing editor for Parade, Ladies Home Journal, Working Mother and American Health and has written for many national publications, including The New York Times, Psychology Today and The Washington Post.

 

The Week of the Italian Language in the World, is under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic and is an event promoted yearly by Italy’s cultural and diplomatic network abroad in the third week of October. This 19th edition’s main theme is “Italian language on the stage”: one full week enriched by book presentations and staged reading where language and literature will be at the centre of the scene.

Website: https://iicnewyork.esteri.it/iic_newyork/en/gli_eventi/calendario/2019/10/dianne-hales-la-passione-how-italy.html
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Dates: 1572292800

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A Night of Design With Mauro Porcini
(04:00 pm to 06:00 pm)
St. John's University, College of Professional Studies
8000 Utopia Parkway St. Augustine Hall 2nd Floor
11439
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Join us on October 28th for the grand opening of the Design Factory! We will be joined by the Chief Design Officer of PepsiCo, Mauro Porcini for a night of technology, design, and some free food too!
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You can RSVP at http://stjohnsuniversity-xfnnj.formstack.com/forms/design_factory_launch_students?fbclid=IwAR3BTvMT9LjJWzGefYRMmbpk7ap74dJJhhCyO4uFpHOB_mJgQUo7oBySJWU 

Website: https://www.stjohns.edu/academics/schools/college-professional-studies?fbclid=IwAR3izfS4ZoreiFAhr0dInhVp5iOlxZ-Wt8km0LkReoKrfUArlLWSt68BbOE
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Italy in the Global Food System
(06:30 pm)
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
24 West 12th Street
10011
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Food (2019, MIT Press) by Fabio Parasecoli

The author in conversation with Meryl Rosofsky (NYU)

A consumer's guide to the food system, from local to global: our part as citizens in the interconnected networks, institutions, and organizations that enable our food choices.

Everybody eats. We may even consider ourselves experts on the topic, or at least Instagram experts. But are we aware that the shrimp in our freezer may be farmed and frozen in Vietnam, the grapes in our fruit bowl shipped from Chile, and the coffee in our coffee maker grown in Nicaragua, roasted in Germany, and distributed in Canada? Whether we know it or not, every time we shop for food, cook, and eat, we connect ourselves to complex supply networks, institutions, and organizations that enable our food choices. Even locavores may not know the whole story of the produce they buy at the farmers market. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, food writer and scholar Fabio Parasecoli offers a consumer's guide to the food system, from local to global.

Parasecoli describes a system made up of open-ended, shifting, and unstable networks rather than well-defined chains; considers healthy food and the contradictory advice about it consumers receive; discusses food waste and the implications for sustainability; explores food technologies (and “culinary luddism”); and examines hunger and food insecurity in both developing and developed countries. Parasecoli reminds us that we are not only consumers but also citizens, and as citizens we have more power to improve the food system than we do by our individual food choices.

Fabio Parasecoli is Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at New York University. He is the author of Bite Me! Food in Popular Culture, Al Dente: A History of Food in Italy, and Knowing Where It Comes From: Labeling Traditional Foods to Compete in a Global Market.

In ENGLISH.

Website: http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/events/italy-global-food-system
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