Author: Laura Morazzini

Why can’t we talk about periods? by Jen Gunther | TED Talk

Commentary by Laura Morazzini | Illustration by Armadilly     In line with the message of the video, let’s start with some facts: menstrual cycles are a biological phenomenon that affects half of the world population and a pretty unique trait within the mammal world. As Healthline reports, almost all...

Policy Toolkit for 2021: What to Bring into the New Year

Article by Laura Morazzini | Illustration by Armadilly 2020 has been a difficult year from many points of view, with new problems upsettingly emerging and old ones inexorably worsening. However, with the new year comes an uplifting drive to change things, and, although it is impossible to draw exhaustive...

A kinder, gentler philosophy of success by Alain de Botton | TED Talk

Commentary by Laura Morazzini | Cover by Armadilly Comics How many times you ended up in a situation where most of the people around you came from a more prestigious university, a richer family or a better paid job? Maybe it was a school reunion, maybe you were just...

Hong Kong is dying, but has it ever been given a chance to live?

Article by Laura Morazzini | Illustration by Silvia Baccanti “No other concept is as powerful, visceral, emotional, unruly, as steep in creating aspirations and hopes as self-determination.”   (Wolfgang Danspeckgruber) It’s official. While the rest of the world was busy fighting covid-19 and while social distancing made protests less likely,...

Pandemics and conspiracy theories: what can we learn?

Article by Laura Morazzini | Illustration by Francesco Moretti -”See here? It says it’s a virus created by China in a lab” – ”It’s rather Northern upheavals’ fault”. ‘’In times of social stress in general, and in the throes of a devastating epidemic in particular, conspiratorial explanations of events...

The importance of the lesser evil: why world politics still needs Kim Jong-un

Article by Laura Morazzini | Illustration by Guido Brualdi   For two weeks, the world held its breath. On April 15 Kim Jong-un’s absence at the celebration for his grandfather’s birthday didn’t go unnoticed and sparked rumours about Kim’s possible demise. His reappearance on May 2 relieved some observers...

About our need for resilience: why this project is about you

  Article by Laura Morazzini | Illustration by Louseen Smith   “Creativity is born from anguish just like the day is born from the dark night. […] He who overcomes crisis, overcomes himself, without getting overcome. He who blames his failure to a crisis neglects his own talent and...