From April 2nd to June 25th, in the context of the coronavirus lockdown, ALDA held a series of cultural webinars named “Thursday Strolls” with the slogan #stayathome, ALDA takes you around.

Starting on Zoom to then land on Facebook live streaming, the series constituted a wonderful journey – at times in Italian, at times in English – through a number of places, contexts, and issues, which regularly convened a varied audience on Thursdays at 6:30pm. Thanks to the inavaluable contributions of different experts, week by week the Thursday Strolls aimed to show one more piece of the world and convey a message in line with ALDA’s core values in 30 to 60-minute digital pills, while always also giving space to public participation through open questions.

Izvršna Thursday Strolls in English, in particular, were honoured to host the following special guests:

  • Shadi Roushahbaz on the Persian New Year and its traditions
  • Sergio Meggiolan (La Piccionaia) presenting /e•mò•ti•con/ – an international call for artists
  • serial traveller Elisa Fourt on her world explorations for work, study and volunteering purposes
  • and senior strategic advisor to Libyan municipalities Benedetta Oddo on “her” Libya, its struggles and possibilities.

Izvršna Thursday Strolls in Italian, in turn, were lucky to see the interventions of:

  • the Refugees Welcome team of the city of Vicenza, Italy
  • Antonio Nicoletti and Jacopo Bassetto presenting the book “Ci pensiamo noi”: proposals for a new Italy that gives room to youth with Association Tortuga
  • writer and director Francesco Zarzana, member of the ALDA Governing Board and president of Association Progettarte, with his short film “Conciliare stanca” against violence on women
  • Elisa Virgili (ActionAid Italia), Giovanna Vingelli (Centro Interdipartimentale Women’s Studies “Milly Villa” dell’Università della Calabria) and Antonello Massenti (CIES Albania) on women, work and empowerment
  • Sofia Corsi (ALDA) and Tommaso Franchin (exvUoto teatro) on the participatory process of Gruppo Scintilla and a very special theatre workshop focused on “narrating places”
  • and globetrotter Dario Virgis on his extensive solo journeys and on personal well-being.

And the exchange of views keeps being encouraged: the sessions are in fact now available on the ALDA Youtube channel in a dedicated playlist, where everybody is very much invited to comment and continue the conversation, expressing personal perspectives, experiences, and food for thought on the different topics. It’s good to connect!

From April 2nd to June 25th, in the context of the coronavirus lockdown, ALDA held a series of cultural webinars named “Thursday Strolls” with the slogan #stayathome, ALDA takes you around.

Starting on Zoom to then land on Facebook live streaming, the series constituted a wonderful journey – at times in Italian, at times in English – through a number of places, contexts, and issues, which regularly convened a varied audience on Thursdays at 6:30pm. Thanks to the inavaluable contributions of different experts, week by week the Thursday Strolls aimed to show one more piece of the world and convey a message in line with ALDA’s core values in 30 to 60-minute digital pills, while always also giving space to public participation through open questions.

Izvršna Thursday Strolls in English, in particular, were honoured to host the following special guests:

  • Shadi Roushahbaz on the Persian New Year and its traditions
  • Sergio Meggiolan (La Piccionaia) presenting /e•mò•ti•con/ – an international call for artists
  • serial traveller Elisa Fourt on her world explorations for work, study and volunteering purposes
  • and senior strategic advisor to Libyan municipalities Benedetta Oddo on “her” Libya, its struggles and possibilities.

Izvršna Thursday Strolls in Italian, in turn, were lucky to see the interventions of:

  • the Refugees Welcome team of the city of Vicenza, Italy
  • Antonio Nicoletti and Jacopo Bassetto presenting the book “Ci pensiamo noi”: proposals for a new Italy that gives room to youth with Association Tortuga
  • writer and director Francesco Zarzana, member of the ALDA Governing Board and president of Association Progettarte, with his short film “Conciliare stanca” against violence on women
  • Elisa Virgili (ActionAid Italia), Giovanna Vingelli (Centro Interdipartimentale Women’s Studies “Milly Villa” dell’Università della Calabria) and Antonello Massenti (CIES Albania) on women, work and empowerment
  • Sofia Corsi (ALDA) and Tommaso Franchin (exvUoto teatro) on the participatory process of Gruppo Scintilla and a very special theatre workshop focused on “narrating places”
  • and globetrotter Dario Virgis on his extensive solo journeys and on personal well-being.

And the exchange of views keeps being encouraged: the sessions are in fact now available on the ALDA Youtube channel in a dedicated playlist, where everybody is very much invited to comment and continue the conversation, expressing personal perspectives, experiences, and food for thought on the different topics. It’s good to connect!