A journey into biodiversity, in six parts of the world, six different climates, six different agricultural zones: West Africa, Ethiopia, Iran, Russia, Italy, France.
This is an inquiry into the origins of seeds and the importance of genetic biodiversity, to preserve food sovereignty and identity, to ensure autonomy from the international markets, to encourage the sustainable development of natural resources. Moreover, farming based on the use of local seeds prevents recourse to chemical products and damage to the earth.
Chibanis l'éternel exil des travailleurs maghrébins
Long-form article, 2014
In the Arabic dialect “chibanis” means “white hair.” This is a long-form article on the immigration of North Africans in France after World War 2 and their dreams, which were born in the boom years and have been transformed in old age, isolation and solitude. “Exiled” from their homeland, forced into invisibility for years, today they seek out friendship and help in a country far and different from their own.
The Block: Stories From a Meeting Place
Located in Sidney, on land traditionally inhabited by the Gadigal people, the Block was established in 1973. Linked to the Black Panther movement, the Block soon became known as a meeting place amongst the Indigenous community. Visit the Block now, and get to know its stories of tragedy and hope.
THE GENOGRAPHIC PROJECT
Interactive map, 2011
The Genographic Project charts new knowledge about the migratory history of the human species by using laboratory and computer analysis of DNA. Besides the project guidelines, this site offers an Atlas of Human Journey and an Atlas of Human History, both of general interest.
Based on the documentary resources of public multi-lingual SBS TV (Australia), the webdocumentary can be built by anyone, by following specific themes. Immersive experience.
IL SONNO DELLA RAGIONE
Human madness through an evolving selection of clips. The historical section traces the Reason-vs-Insanity conflict since the Renaissance, including the golden age of asylums up to the Basaglia anti-psychiatric subversion and its results. A section based on direct witnesses, to be built on UGC, is under way.
BALLOONS OF BHUTAN
Bhutan uses "Gross National Happiness" instead of "Gross National Product" to measure economic development. Here, what happiness means for 117 of its citizens.
Media-supported learning, 2009-present
Becoming Human tells the story of our origins. Journey through four million years of human evolution composed of an introduction to the history and crafting of early stone tools, a timeline over 7 million years, an interactive documentary. Transcripts are available in English, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Sinhala.
THE DRAGON CHILDREN
Chinese parents expect their children to learn as much as possible in order to succeed and stand out from their fellows in society. This parental expectation is so powerful that it has a name: "wishing for dragon children". An exploration of the Chinese diaspora's disappointment with Australian education.