Monthly Archives: August 2013

TEMPLES AND ZEN GARDENS OF THE ANCIENT HEIAN

peace.gardens.heianOver these days the tragedies of the Middle East and Syria take over more and more. My friend Issa Touma, brave curator in Aleppo, needs words of peace and to be supported. So this feature article is dedicated to him and his people, wishing to write about Syria’s temples of Peace and Hope. Continue reading


GARDENS OF PERSIA. ANCIENT ISLAMIC PARADISES

gardens-of-PersiaThe Middle East and Northern Africa represent the places where the European Culture was originally born, and then developed by the Greeks and the Romans. Over those difficult times (War, crisis, Humanitarian tragedies), I decided to publish the article I had prepared about the Gardens of Persia, a World Wide Peace Heritage. Hope Peace will soon be restored. Enjoy this feature article, prepared for Unesco Magazine. Continue reading


TODA INSTITUTE for Global Peace and Policy Research

lotus.todainstituteOver these difficult days, where half of the World experiences brutal wars (Egypt, Siria and many others), I think it’s important reminding the activity of those who believe in the Dialogue of Civilizations for Global Citizenship. This is the case for the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research. Continue reading


Singapore Heritage Gardens

singapore.gardensGet to the root of Singapore‘s diverse history and culture through the fascinating story of plants in the Heritage Gardens. Walk around the themed gardens and discover how plants are intricately linked to Singapore’s culture.  More news here.

 


A forgotten collection of rare Japanese albums

japanese_exHere’s a special Art Feature article related to a study I’ve done on Federico Zeri’s forgotten (and still unknown by the audience) collection of rare Japanese albums during my MA on Asian Studies internship. Hope you enjoy it in this MidAugust day. Continue reading


Fang-Yi Sheu at Vali International Dance Festival

fang.yi.sheu_herodiade.resizedFang-Yi Sheu (Chinese: 許芳宜) (born 1971), a native of Taiwan and now living in New York City, was the principal dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company. She founded LAFA & Artists Dance Company with choreographer Bulareyaung Pagarlava in May 2007. Continue reading


Lila Acheson Wallace. Endless Art legacy

lila-acheson-wallaceLila Acheson Wallace and her husband proved to the World that the Art legacy leads towards a better future, due to education, philantropy, creativity and much more. Discover the Wallace Foundation (NYC). Continue reading