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Alessandra Bonazzi

Full Professor

Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies

Academic discipline: M-GGR/01 Geography

Research

Keywords: Sea Globalization Culture Cartography Philosophy Comics Media Memory urban branding

PRIN 2015 Commerce, consumption and cities: practices, planning and governance for urban inclusion, resilience and sustainability, National Scientific Coordinator L. Viganoni, divided into seven Local Units (University of Naples "L'Orientale", University of Barcelona, University of Bologna, University of Chieti-Pescara, University of Macerata, Polytechnic of Milan, University of Palermo, University of Trieste). The first phase took concrete form in the publication of an article, written together with Emanuele Frixa, entitled "'Eating Bologna': Mercato delle Erbe, Mercato di Mezzo, F.I.CO. Geografia di una città 'à la carte'", included in the book, edited by Lida Viganoni, Commercio, consumo e città. Workbook, Franco Angeli, 2018

 Margins of geographical knowledge: seas and oceans

Geographic bias which takes seriously the etymology and the boundaries of its discipline, reduced the sea to an Euclidean plane, technically a plane of consistency, intersected by two fundamental values: longitude and latitude, speed and slowness. In other words, the disciplinary inquiry marginalized the maritime world from its geographical imagination and knowledge. Kant's Geography is the only exception, moving the ocean from the margins and starting to think from the water. 

Geography and Imagination

Relationship between geographical space and art space, variously declined: Glenn Gould and the Idea of the North, Luigi Meneghello and the Diaspora, Andrea Camilleri and the work of the landscape in the television series of Commissioner Montalbano.

 


Recently my concern is about the relationship between geographical space and artistic space, variously interpreted: Glenn Gould and the Idea of North, Luigi Meneghello and his diaspora/dispatrio, Andrea Camilleri and the work of landscape in TV version of the detective novel series Montalbano.


Geography and Media

How comics work in the production and communication of an actively and ethically critical geography - within an interdisciplinary research practice between literary critical theory (Casarino) and geocartography, Visual Studies (Mitchell) and some lines of cultural geography (Dittmer). The research falls within the emerging field of comics geographies that focuses on the function and use of maps within comics (Maarit Piipponen, Markku Salmel, 2016);

On comics as migrating images ("Migrating Images"), to use a definition by W. J. Thomas Mitchell, and as counter-narrative that can be traced back to subjects moving between the categories of current post-colonial, urban, cultural spaces of conflict. Finally, comics as mass media for the production and circulation of strong geopolitical imaginations, according to the lesson of Jason Dittmer.

PRIN 2015 Commerce, consumption and cities: practices, planning and governance for urban inclusion, resilience and sustainability, National Scientific Coordinator L. Viganoni, divided into seven Local Units (University of Naples "L'Orientale", University of Barcelona, University of Bologna, University of Chieti-Pescara, University of Macerata, Polytechnic of Milan, University of Palermo, University of Trieste). The first phase took concrete form in the publication of an article, written together with Emanuele Frixa, entitled "'Eating Bologna': Mercato delle Erbe, Mercato di Mezzo, F.I.CO. Geografia di una città 'à la carte'", included in the book, edited by Lida Viganoni, Commercio, consumo e città. Workbook, Franco Angeli, 2018. The topics of the research are: the transformation of the city into urban space; the progressive transformation of public space into a space for consumption, the relationship between social space and web.