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From the Dean’s Desk

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Italics: Marino Auriti’s Encyclopedic Palace
On the latest edition of Italics, B.G. Firmani, author of Time’s a Thief, A Novel, is in conversation with the Calandra Institute's Dr. Joseph Sciorra about her grandfather Marino Auriti, creator in the 1950s of the Encyclopedic Palace. Auriti's sculptural model became the centerpiece and namesake of the Venice Biennale in 2013 and now is a part of the permanent collection at New York City's American Folk Art Museum.
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Marino Auriti with his Encyclopedic Palace.
Marino Auriti with his Encyclopedic Palace.
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Dean Tamburri Interviews Actor Edoardo Ballerini
Photograph courtesy the New York Times.
With us this month on Italics is Edoardo Ballerini, actor, audiobook narrator, writer, director, and film producer. Ballerini has appeared in more than fifty films and TV shows. He is best known for his work on The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, and Dinner Rush. He is a prolific and award-winning audiobook interpreter. Since 2007 he has recorded nearly 300 titles. Ballerini's work as a narrator has garnered him international attention. He recently was profiled in a New York Times article titled “The Voice of God ...” To watch the whole conversation, click here.
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Conversation with Consul General of Italy in New York Francesco Genuardi
Image courtesy of La Voce di New York.
Calandra Dean Anthony Julian Tamburri sat down for a Zoom conversation with Consul General Francesco Genuardi, a dear friend of the Institute's, about Covid-19 and its many ramifications here and in Italy. Please click here to watch the conversation.
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Conversation with Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio
On April 24 Calandra's Dean Anthony Julian Tamburri had a conversation with Italy’s ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Armando Varricchio, about the plan for the gradual reopening of Italy. Click here to see the video.
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Book Presentation of Future: il domani narrato dalle voci di oggi
On February 4, 2020, at the Calandra Institute was a presentation of Future: il domani narrato dalle voci di oggi, edited by Igiaba Scego. The evening featured Calandra's dean Anthony Julian Tamburri giving opening comments and serving as moderator; Candice Whitney, who gave a general presentation of the book; Camilla Hawthorne, who spoke on “The Significance of Future and ‘African Italy'”; and Marie Moise and Angelica Pesarini, who gave readings from the work.
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