Alea is a new independent magazine that deals with cultural anthropology and that, in the Italian panorama, is a true unicum.
The magazine, which dedicates each issue to a different theme, was created with the aim of measuring itself against the nuanced and complex rhythms of the contemporary world, through a polyphonic and multidisciplinary story.
Among the pages of ALEA, anthropological ethnography lends itself to unprecedented and fascinating encounters with a wide variety of disciplines, visions and artistic practices.
It is up to the reader to try to reconstruct a possible narrative plot.
Number of pages: 128
Edition: 500 numbered copies
ISSUE 3 - SYMBIOSIS
IThe concept of symbiosis was introduced in biology to explain the curious relationships of proximity, reciprocity and dependence that can be observed in very different organisms. The study of this peculiar relational form, in fact, has contributed to questioning the assumption that made the individual, human or otherwise, the minimum unity of the living. Symbiotic relationships teach us that life is always plural and that the random combinations from which it emerges rebel against any idea of fixity, order or program. The question of symbiosis thus affects the overall sense of our time, upset by relational crises and cultural phenomena that dismantle any claim to homogeneity and stability. The perspectives are innumerable: what forms of social mutualism or economic parasitism emerge in specific cultural contexts? Is it possible to read the political interdependencies of the present through the dynamism of symbiotic relationships? And how can the creativity of the living help us rethink our position in the ecological plots of the world? Symbiosis generates discontinuity, produces unexpected phenomena and synthesizes unpredictable mixtures. The individual dissolves in the complexity of cohabit and calls us to an exploration that appears inevitable.