The book I Decolonizzatori dell’Immaginario was born from the reflection, and subsequent free inspiration, of the school of thought and the writings of sociologists Maurizio Pallante (Italy) and Serge Latouche (France), supporters of the theory of “Happy Degrowth”, while the reflections of the historian Floriano De Santi art have been specially studied and elaborated for this volume.
Vittorio Amadio | Gabriella Arduino | Filippo Armenise | Carlo Barbero | Martha Belbusti | Simone Butturini | Paola Calcatelli | Lilian Rita Callegari | Francesco Capello | Gaetano Carboni | Silvestro Castellani | Marco Castorio | Paola Chiama e Massimo Giovara | Tina Ciravegna | Maria Crocco | Francesco Di Lernia | Paolo Durandetto | Marica Fasoli | Paola Gandini | Carlo Giaccone | Mario Gramaglia | Paolo Jins Gillone | Attilio Lauricella | Sandro Lobalzo | Marco Longo | Paolo Marazzi | Marisa Marconi | Ada Mascolo | Elio Mazzella | Luigi Mazzella | Rosario Mazzella | Marco Memeo | Maria Micozzi | Maria Antonietta Onida | Rarefatti Amplificati (Ivan Fassio e Diego Razza | Egle Scroppo | Elena Sevi | Magda Tardon | Elio Torrieri | Anna Torriero | Elisabetta Viarengo Miniotti | Alessia Zuccarello
The world has changed rapidly in recent years, posing new dilemmas: our Mother Earth is running out of resources; water and oil are scarce and more: the crisis we are experiencing is not only economic as they want us to believe, but it concerns every aspect of our way of life. We are used to hearing some “pills of wisdom” that come to us from the mass media and that we swallow saying “thank goodness!”. Someone notices that we are running out. We believe it is no longer enough just to talk. Now is the time to act by informing as many people as possible about the seriousness of the situation, forming working groups among sensitive volunteers, exchanges and mutual aid aimed at the survival of the elements necessary for life as well as the preservation of history, art, culture, of the nature and landscape left to us by the generations that preceded us. There is no future without memory. Without the knowledge and awareness of the heritage inherited from previous generations. A question arises: will we be able to leave a livable planet for future generations? We believe it is necessary and urgent to develop a new culture in defense of the environment and human values. The damage caused in the last fifty years by a culture of the “new at all costs”, colonizing the collective imagination, too often at the expense of beauty and individual expressive poetics, have had a heavy impact on the world of art. In all eras, artists and the world of culture have united forming groups of denunciation.