“Fight Club” (1999) – to hell and back, and a Hero’s Journey into insanity

“Fight Club” is a 1999 movie by David Fincher, based on the 1996 novel by Chuck Palahniuk. Despite generally positive reviews, the movie barely broke even worldwide its estimated budget of 63 mln US$. Domestically in the US, it was basically a flop. But it quickly reached a “cult” status, being able to strike a […]

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“Bandersnatch”, Black Mirror broke the border between tv and videogame

And made history. Hugely anticipated, the latest “Black Mirror” episode was released on Netflix on December 28th. A quick search on the internet shows that basically everybody is talking about it. And with reason. Here is what we experienced while watching it (and exploring its many twists for about 2 hours in total), some notes […]

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Stagecraft for Youth Workers: youth work, communication skills, public speaking, comedy

According to the dictionary, “Stagecraft” means: “the effective management of theatrical devices or techniques”. True that. Since november 2018, however, it is also the name of an Erasmus+ training course we organized in Sermugnano, Italy. Our aim was to support youth workers and educators in their work, by becoming more effective and engaging and developing […]

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Global Education: 3 lessons we can we still learn from the “Live Aid Legacy”

Here is the English translation of an article I wrote in May 2018 for DODO – the Italian magazine for Youth Policies published by Eurodesk Italy in cooperation with the Sardinia Region. It is a basic introduction to S. Schwartz’s Theory of Universal Human Values, how values change in society, and a story about the […]

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