#FuoriPosto: l’Intervista ad Andrea Francardo

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Questa è la terza delle quattro interviste del progetto seriale #FuoriPosto che ospitiamo sul nostro sito, scritte e condotte da Floriana Manciagli. In questa occasione le fotografie sono state scattate da due fotografi, Francesco Cavagnino e Pietro Olivetta.

Ambientazione: studio fotografico
Colonna sonora: Bad news, Johnny Cash

La protagonista di #FuoriPosto oggi è Andrea Francardo.

La prima volta che ho conosciuto Andrea eravamo in un locale che si affaccia sul fiume Po, dentro al Parco del Valentino.
Aveva una giacca nera in broccato con dei bottoni dorati, il rossetto rosso e un sorriso sicuro.
Abbiamo iniziato a parlare del mondo della moda e, mentre io me ne lamentavo a lei brillavano gli occhi.
Ne sono rimasta affascinata.

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INTENTION IS TRUTH, NOT OUTCOME

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Intention is everything, and people individually and collectively are smart enough to see right through you if you appear false to them – if you appear to have a hidden agenda, if you’re saying one thing but really mean another. Having a clear intention about your goal and making that goal about truth rather than outcome will make you a successful, effective advocate 100 per cent of the time.

#thoughtoftheday #InternationalDevelopement #Cooperation

 

È TUTTO COSÌ OVVIO

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(Soggetto video: Jacopo Naldi, Tommaso Moretti)

È tutto così semplice, ovvio, in realtà. Una di quelle questioni per cui tra 50 anni (per essere generoso) ci guarderemo alle spalle e diremo: ma veramente abbiamo sperperato così tanto tempo a dibattere dell’ovvio? Mi spiego.

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DON’T ASK ME WHERE I’M FROM

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The hardest question for me to answer when I meet someone is: where are you from. Truly. I was born in Heidelberg, Germany, and grew up in Turin, Italy. I spent my 20s in London, UK, where I graduated and began my professional journey, to then work and live in several other countries. I have Italian origins, but my biological family now lives between the USA and Greece. Some call me Italian. Some English or German. Some others yet, multinational, or a global citizen.

Naturally, I was very intrigued when I recently watched a TED speech by Taiye Selasi (a writer and photographer), as she analyzes exactly that sentiment when it comes to defining origins: countries are not absolute, they are a concept – they appear and disappear.

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE “MODERN”?

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“Walls and spheres and immobility! For two thousand years people have believed that the sun and all the stars of heaven rotate around mankind. Pope, cardinals, princes, professors, captains, merchants, fishwives and schoolkids thought they were sitting motionless inside this crystal sphere. But now we are breaking out of it, Andrea, at full speed. Because the old days are over and this is a new time. For the last hundred years mankind has seemed to be expecting something. Our cities are cramped, and so are men’s minds. Superstition and the plague” (B. Brecht, Life of Galileo).

“Imagine a man, who as here has laid his ear as it were on the heart chamber of the world-will, who feels the mad desire for existence flow outwards into all the veins of the world in the form of a thundering torrent or of the gentlest spraying brook, should such a man not suddenly shatter into pieces?” (F. Nietzsche, Birth of Tragedy)

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