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: 96
Thread binding with visible spine
Edition: 500 numbered copies
ISSUE 1 - MATTER
Matter has always been constituted as a fascinating and seductive enigma for every human society. After all, it is through materiality that man experiences both his condition as a body between bodies, as well as his historical and cultural power. And if it is true that over time other dimensions have been imagined capable of escaping the material ballast of reality - extra-corporeal worlds of pure ideas, translucent spirits and diaphanous entities -, on the other hand, matter has never lost its limit function to think, investigate and challenge. The human is continuously intertwined with the material: objects, constructions, landscapes and atmospheres mix with our existences and act on our stories in unpredictable and enigmatic ways. In this way, traces of different ways of human existence, fragments of lives, cultures and events are found in the knots of matter. Fragments of space and time that bind and fall apart without any interruption.
Nives Ladina, Chiara Tonon, Luigi Monteanni, Elisa Gosso, Valeria Roberto, Matteo Petracci, Sofia Nannini, Diego Sbriglia, Giada Coleandro, Mauro Ivo Van Aken, Elena Bougleux, Luca Petrassi.