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
Fatigue, both as a physical and structural condition, and as a socio-cultural metaphor of the present, constitutes an elusive anthropological object, but perhaps also for this reason worthy of attention. When we talk about fatigue, we are not referring to human fatigue, but to a problem in which the bodily, historical and social events of all living worlds, whether human or non-human - exist that struggle, that resist fatigue, which are fatigue.
Many energies, efforts and tensions pour into the frictions of the global economy, migration, technological development and environmental changes. Fatigue manifests itself in the breaking points, where it manages to blow up bonds and structures that seemed well established.
Bodies, ecosystems, mechanisms, buildings; but also ideas, concepts, projects, paradigms. There is something revolutionary and frightening in fatigue, in its invisible game of resistance, wear and tear, traces of that dense network of exchanges in which humanity is immersed.
Irreducible to a single experience, fatigue lurks in the folds of contemporary crises and its presence never seems totally ascertainable. Change of state, a symptom of the web of relationships in which we are enveloped, fatigue, in addition to becoming an image, index, symbol of various cultural universes, therefore stimulates a multitude of questions about the current state of the anthropos, about the fractures of its history and about the resistances for its future.
Marco Galvagni, Collettivo Epidemia, Angela Curino, Gabriele Maria Masi, Maddalena Burzacchi, Alice Pini, Cecilia Bima, Beatrice Ruggieri, Giulia Prizzitano, Erika Silvestri, Giacomo Pozzi, Claire Haley, Sean Cordeiro, Francesco Terzago