In these first years of the millennium, when fake news (real or presumed) have become one of the hot topics of the public debate, Italy also pays its price, mainly because of the lack of awareness and lack of pride. The good news about the country, and in particular the results achieved on a global range, have never been very well known at home. Bu...

In 1990 in an article that appeared in The Atlantic, a magazine of American politics and economics, the American political scientist Joseph Nye invented the term Soft power. The concept, taken up and expanded later by the same author in a best seller with the same title, was opposed to the American hard power, based on the idea that the national af...

Casino Royale is the name of the film that in 1953 brought to the screen the character created by the British writer Ian Flaming. It took seventy years and twenty-four films to make this saga a piece of the collective imagination: from the musical theme of the British composer Monty Norman, to the extraordinary locations, to the dream cars, many It...

In 2017, Italy's cultural heritage boasts 4,889 public and private museums and similar institutions open to the public. Of these, 4,026 are museums, galleries or collections, 293 archaeological areas and parks and 570 monuments and monumental complexes. Museums and other museum-like exhibition structures recorded a historical peak of 119 million ad...

Solidity, usefulness, beauty: already in the first century B.C. Vitruvius Pollion identified, in these three points, the essential characteristics for the realization of a building the proper way. After more than 2000 years these indications are still extremely topical: just think of the fragility, lack of functionality and disharmony of many moder...

Every Italian in the world knows how strong and deep-rooted are the stereotypes regarding Italians. There are prejudices about many countries and peoples, but Italy has a particularity: we Italians are the first to have stereotypes about ourselves and to speak ill of our country. Very often we think, as our Latin ancestor Ovidio said, that "the gra...

Culture is a key sector for our country, which in recent years has overcome the crisis and is contributing to growth in many areas. But the numerous "plus" signs must not prevent us from seeing the shadows and the challenges still to be faced.

Parole O_Stili is a non-profit association, founded in Trieste in July 2017 that seeks to build a sense of awareness and responsibility in Internet users, encouraging them to share and maintain the values expressed in the “Manifesto of Non-Hostile Communication”. Parole O_Stili speaks to those who realize that “virtual is real”, and that hostility...

Culture is one of Italy’s strong points. According to some surveys, such as the one conducted last year by the US News magazine together with the University of Pennsylvania, it is even the first country in the world for its cultural influence. A primacy linked not only to cultural production and historical heritage but also to our ability to transm...

On March 2, at the age of 107, Gillo Dorfles left us, an exemplary witness of the events of Italian design, art and culture. This extraordinary observer of our times supported the need for design to be studied outside the specialist schools as well, because it is the basis of our way of life. Design pervades all areas of our lives and, like a seism...