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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