Program of Ethnographic Centre initiatives "Storie di culture - dalla storia locale al mondo contemporaneo" (Stories of culture - from local history to the contemporary world)


Program of Ethnographic Centre initiatives "Storie di culture - dalla storia locale al mondo contemporaneo" (Stories of culture - from local history to the contemporary world)


The Ethnographic Centre of Alessandria was set up to protect, enhance and make increasingly accessible the heritage of the ethnographic and intercultural research institutions that operate on the territory of Alessandria: the anthropological and ethnographic collection of the Civic Library, the Ethnographic Museum "C'era una volta", Istituto Cooperazione Sviluppo, l'ISRAL - Istituto per la Storia della Resistenza e della società contemporanea in the province of Alessandria, the Association Cultura e Sviluppo, the Association PASSOdopoPASSO, the Museums of Ancient Trades and the Tamburello of Basaluzzo.

One year from its constitution, it expresses the synergy among the participating institutions for the promotion and accessibility of the respective cultural offerings, through the proposal of a shared programme of initiatives connected to the themes of socio-anthropological change, with a look which from our local historical reality extends its boundaries to an intercultural and contemporary perspective.

Programme of cultural events

Tuesday 7 November 2023, 5.30 pm, at the Regional Wine Shop of Ovada, Palazzo Delfino (Via Torino 69, Ovada) presentation of the 73rd issue of “Quaderno di storia contemporanea”. Entitled “Monti, fossi e filari. Agricoltura e paesaggio in provincia di Alessandria”, the Quaderno reconstructs the contemporary agricultural history of Alessandria, in relation to the more general evolution of our territory, questioning itself on the transformation currently underway and on the uncertainties posed by the climate change crisis. The meeting will be coordinated by the editor-in-chief of QSC Cesare Panizza: several authors of the essays present in the journal will attend, including Tatiana Agliani, Vittorio Rapetti, Giancarlo Subbrero, Vittorio Tigrino.

Friday 10 November 2023, at 9 pm, Centro della Terra (Via Rettoria 13
– Alessandria).
Cultural heritage as the basis of the collective identity of the Peruvian
With the participation of: Rafael Mallco, Alessandro Martinotti, Lorenzo Formica.

Sunday 26 November 2023
From 3 pm, as part of the event “File d’antan – Antichi mestieri alla Gambarina”: entertainment in vintage costume, accompanied by musical moments.
5 pm, as part of Muiscalia “Eccellenze alessandrine”: Conference concert on Umberto Eco, directed by Lucio Cuomo
(Vivaldi Conservatory of Alessandria).

Tuesday 28 November 2023, at 6 pm:
Inauguration of the photo exhibition “Quartieri di Alessandria nella prima metà del Novecento. Le immagini di una città in trasformazione” which, through the exhibition of vintage photographs from private collections and from collections of the Civic Photo-library, illustrates the transformation of the urban landscape which is a reflection of social change.

Friday 1 December, 9 pm, Centro della Terra (Via Rettoria 13 – Alessandria).
Sherpa: men of the East
Curated by Giorgio Pieri.

Wednesday 6 December, at 10.30 am, as part of “Festival delle arti recluse” (which will be held in Alessandria from 30 November to 14 December) in the meeting room of the Prefecture of Alessandria, with the participation of students, teachers and school principals, presentation of the Civic Education units of the project “Almeno Uno”. The latter, with the activities “Continueremo a crederci il sale della terra” and “Auschwitz di là dal mare”, organises meetings in School and in Prison to tackle the themes connected with gender violence and migratory phenomena.

in association with “Casa di Quartiere – Comunità San Benedetto al Porto”.
Thursday 15 February 2024, evening dedicated to Rosmina Raiteri. The guest will be Gabriele Del Grande with his latest book “Il secolo mobile. Storia dell’immigrazione illegale in Europa”.

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