Category: Society

Social Media & Social Movements: Partners in Crime?

Article by Anna Groh | Illustration by Niccolò Cedeno 2017: The hashtag #MeToo goes viral on social media, breaking the national silence around the issue of sexual harassment. This eventually resulted in the firings of several men in high-power positions and changes to federal law (North, 2019). According to...

Are social media a zero-sum game?

Article by Alessia Petrucci | Illustration by Armadilly Comics ”Not everything that can be counted counts and not everything that counts can be counted.” (William Bruce Cameron) I am not going to lie. Something that happened to a friend some days ago pushed me to write this article. Long...

The Epidemic and the “Other”

Article by Sabrina Lim | Illustration by Francesco Moretti “Of all the things that could kill 10 million people or more, by far the most likely is an epidemic.” The harrowing words of Bill Gates’ 2015 Ted Talk on epidemics never rang more true. The 2019-20 Nouvelle Coronavirus had...

The nightmare of domestic violence in Russia

Article by Angelachiara Allegretti | Illustration by Matilde Morri These months have been very frustrating for everyone, the lockdown has forced us to change our habits, our lives, and the relationship with the neighbor, staying home was the only way to be safe. However, for many, the lockdown has...

This is America (Music Video) | Childish Gambino

Commentary by William Samir Simpson | Cover by Armadilly Comics                                  In the past decade, the Black Lives Matter movement came to life as a resistance to the system of police brutality in America. Moreover,...

Why storytelling works so well: in politics and in our everyday life

Article by Anna Groh | Illustration by Beatrice Bandiera “Storytelling” – something that belongs to a children’s room, something for parents to tell their kids before they go to bed? Yes, but not only that: it takes place in the adult’s world just as much. Not in order to...

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...