Category: Politics

The #MeToo Movement: Empowering Women

The #MeToo Movement: Empowering Women

The #MeToo movement, which gained global prominence in 2017, has emerged as a powerful force in addressing issues related to women's status and perception, sexual harassment, and gender inequality. This movement, primarily driven by social media, has brought to light the pervasive nature of harassment, amplified the voices of survivors, and initiated a conversation about the urgent need for societal change. 

September 21, 2023September 21, 2023
The African Generational Trauma

The African Generational Trauma

In recent years, artists have emerged as powerful agents of healing, empowerment, and social change, using their craft to address the generational trauma experienced by African communities. Their creative expressions challenge dominant narratives and provide spaces for dialogue and reflection.

July 3, 2023July 3, 2023
Pino Pascali

Arte Povera and its timeless cultural importance

Arte Povera is an artistic movement that emerged in Italy in the late 1960s. The official definition of "Arte Povera" is "poor art" and reflects the movement's emphasis on using ordinary and humble materials in artistic creations. Arte Povera reacted to the materialism and consumer culture that characterised the post-war era.

June 4, 2023June 4, 2023
Aspects of Art Under Totalitarian Regimes

Aspects of Art Under Totalitarian Regimes

Art has been used as a tool for political propaganda that promoted ideas with negative repercussions in the long term. In its turn, politics can also provide inspiration for artistic expression. It is known the fact that artists have used their works to comment on social issues, advocate for justice, and even critique political systems or their commissioners. Italian Fascism, Russian Sovietism, and German Nazism are typical examples of totalitarian regimes which turned art into their favourite mass manipulation tool.

May 23, 2023May 23, 2023
propaganda poster showing images of women created after Joan of Arc

How Political Myth Changes Mythology

History shifted from monarchies where kings and queens were seduced by a sweet dream of overpassing their ancestors' legacy to modern politics which addresses mythology to manipulate the beliefs and opinions of the masses. Many historical studies analyse how myths from being a positive presence in our lives switched to a political mass propaganda tool.

February 6, 2023February 6, 2023

Underground yesterday and Underground tomorrow 

Underground culture linked under the same umbrella artists, philosophers, writers, or journalists who rebelled against the mainstream views to promote their own ideas. Their alternative approach towards the social norms differentiated them from the rest of the crowd and, for many of them, meant attracting loyal followers under the name of secret movements or spirit.

November 21, 2022November 21, 2022
architectural exclusion

Architecture, a tool for human segregation

In the last 50 years, scholars preoccupied with the issue of segregation have investigated in depth major factors that lead to people’s separation. New interpretations of how humans use architecture and urban construction tactics have shifted. Architecture intends to create for people an organized place to live but also succeeds in establishing limits with a powerful psychological impact.

November 1, 2022November 1, 2022
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