Tag: society

Green turn for the Green Island

[Illustration by Alessia Angelini] The elections held on April 6 in Greenland may be crucial for Greenland’s future. The opposition Inuit Ataqatigiit (IA) has beaten the Siumut Social Democrats who have dominated Greenlandic politics since 1979. At the heart of the election campaign consisted of the opposition to a...

Smoke and Mirrors in Turkmenistan: Democratization or Power Transition?

  [Illustration by Niccolò Cedeno]   On March 28, the citizens of Turkmenistan went to the polls to elect, for the first time, the members of the new upper house of Parliament. It is a novelty of these elections: until now, in fact, the Turkmen Parliament was composed of...

Belarus has woken up

Article by Angelachiara Allegretti | Illustration by Niccolò Cedeno The official results of the Belarusian presidential election of 9 August 2020 overwhelmingly sanctioned the victory of outgoing President Aleksandr Lukashenko, who has led the country for the past 26 years. In the weeks before and after the election, numerous...

Dealing with the ageing of the Old Continent to prevent a European Collapse

Article by Laura Governi | Illustration by Niccolò Cedeno For decades now, Europe has been facing an alarmingly low birth rate and the concurrent aging of its population. Scholars have argued that these trends could provoke the collapse of the economy. Are we equipped to work on the necessary...

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...

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...

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...