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“Dream Team” to become the capital of culture. Away from the beaches, Rimini wants to become a city of art

Mayor Sadekovad defined it as the “dream team” in Miftah Cultural. This is the new working group that will be called upon to play the second half of Rimini’s culture. “After creating the cultural containers the first time, it will now be necessary to strengthen them and put new ideas into practice,” says the mayor. With many new features: The Design Biennale will return in 2023, we want to build a cultural quartet and the team will have to build a dossier to nominate Rimini as a capital of culture either in 2025 or 2026. “It is a continuous reflection – mayor Jamil Sadokulfad – explains by merit and congratulations, but this Not helping us for reasons of regional proximity, Pesaro has been designated as the capital for the year 2024.” Rimini strongly believes in developing its cultural network, as an added value compared to coastal tourism. With the aim of making the city lively and attractive all year round. Then there are the anniversaries to be reinforced, to give an identity to the region: in 2023, the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Amarcord, the 150th anniversary of the construction of the Kursaal and the 40th anniversary of the opening of the great Yellow Flag site will fall.

The “Dream Team” cultural team sees entry a few days ago Giovanni Sasso, former Director of the Civic Museums in Ferrara and current Director of the Museums of Rimini. Another novelty is Nadia Pizzucci’s promotion as the Director of the Gambalunga Library. She joined Gambalunga in 1988 and has long been involved in the study, promotion and use of library collections, accompanying the digital transformation of library services. “The goal is to strengthen the energies that exist in our city, the love for our library and a broad awareness of the value of reading – emphasizes Nadia Bizzocchi – the goal is to make Gambalunga live more and more as a stimulating meeting place where ideas can be renewed as a place for the city and its citizens. The line of action can be the charter of reading, a tool that includes Libraries, associations, publishers and schools. Mapping neighborhood libraries. We will then continue to improve historical collections, through digitization. Moreover, there is a will to map and build relationships with neighborhood libraries.”

Art historian and museum man, Giovanni Sasso is the new director since April 4 From the Museums of Rimini. He came from Ferrara, where he was in charge of the ancient art museums and director of the Ferrara Cathedral Museum. “There is no civic museum without the district. – explains Sassou – there is no civic museum without the district. It is not surprising that the works in the museum almost always come from the area in which it is located or from neighboring land. The main task, in my opinion, is precisely In nurturing the link between museums and the fabric in which they are immersed, informing works and stimulating a sense within society of belonging to civic museums. There is a special awareness of the power and potential of museum culture. What we would like to do today, with the Museums of Rimini, is to promote this identity and this knowledge.”

Silvia Moni, Director of the City’s Cultural Systems Sectortraces the goal of the Galle Theater, which will lead it to become “the seventh traditional theater of the region – confirms – a work that has been going on from 2020 and which, thanks to the cooperation started, gives us access to funding for the El Foss and the region. I remember that the Galle Theater was the leading theater in the co-production of opera, Aroldo , a real test bench that was brilliantly beaten.”

Laura Fontana in charge of directing theaters, From 1994 to today, she has always dealt with cultural and theatrical politics, coordinating with the theater staff and the Rimini season of prose and dance. “Even in the Covid period, our theaters have never stopped their production and organization of performances, recordings, rehearsals and art residences, and have continued to serve as places for creativity and production of cultural events. We want to strengthen the participatory dimension. Comments from the just-ended season of prose and dance affirmed the audience’s love, able to appreciate even more demo offers.

Marco Leonetti has worked at the Municipal Film Archive since 1997 and is today responsible for the Fellini Museum.It is a project that summarizes the city’s cultural policies in three aspects. “Rethinking places, such as Malatesta Square, Sismondo Castle, and Palazzo del Folgore; Anniversary in the future: 2023 will be a year full of anniversaries, starting with the fiftieth anniversary of Amarcord, an opportunity to reflect on our past so that it is useful for planning for the future. Finally, interconnectedness. And dialogue: we want to strengthen relations with actors such as Visit Rimini, with tourism operators, to take FM out of its surroundings and to promote promotion.”


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Division, horror in the workplace – Elaine Jones

Apr 22 2022 05:09

We have all seen many dystopian horror movies set in the workplace so far. Therefore it is surprising that to cut (break up) By Ben Stiller I’m still finding a way to hit the nerve.

The new nine-episode series, produced by Apple+ and directed largely by Stiller, focuses on LUMON Industries, a company with controversial software designed to “surgically split” employee work memories from personal memories, making them partially amnesic most of the time. As the newly-rookie head of the department’s Scouting divisions (Adam Scott) explains to apprentice R. Healy (Lower Brett), participation in the program is entirely voluntary, and therefore “every time you find yourself here, it means that you have chosen to return.”

It is this sentence that hits the nerve most exposed, ruthlessly suggesting the idea that we have chosen a job and that we continue to choose it. It’s one of the shameful propaganda phrases that oppresses our lives: the idea that in our crazy rush to make a living, we can always make much better “choices.” If we don’t like the job, why don’t we find another? If it appears that the course of our professional lives is catastrophic, so why not change our jobs only? It’s like we live in a giant playground, where you can always try the swing when you get tired of skating or the gym.

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The horror in disassembled It embodies a good feeling that the familiar path wire fate sealed. We discover that Mark Scout, 40-year-old made a decision not to return the work of the “plan of division” after the death of his wife, in order to be free from the overwhelming anniversary of her death – at least from time to time – while working in industries LUMON. We see him crying in his car in the car park before entering the huge office building. When you stepped up to the elevator, we see her face turns from the depression of her personal life painful to “face action” brighter and more attentive. All this while his brain is cleared of what happened during the hours spent away from there.

We know the reason for this shift, which but also indicates the terrible feeling of when we feel compelled to take on the cheerful and available “expression of work” to face the day, no matter what may happen in our personal lives.

The whole business case is full of corporate horrors, who also knows who has spent at least once in those cold corridors that open to terribly similar offices and conference rooms. The sign appears to be walking miles through a monotonous white maze to reach his office, where a group of four odd-person booths are secluded in huge, space windows. There is a team of Overall data revision department He cleans up obscure data: he watches an endless string of numbers appear on their computer screens until they spot the “sounding scary” numbers, then throws them in the trash. It takes some practice to get to know the numbers “frightening.”

This team includes the know-it-all Dylan (Zach Cherry) who buys all the productivity bonuses – useless stuff like the company’s signature blue finger traps. The most desirable reward is the “waffle breakfast,” perhaps because these workers don’t remember breakfast, because it’s a meal they eat before they go to work. John Turturro as Irving, the older member of the team, is nervous and demanding to follow the rules but is also particularly weak at work. Twice he makes the mistake of falling asleep at his station. The threatening punishment is to go to the “relaxation room”. We still don’t know what happens in the “relaxation room”. But we understand that it must be a very bad thing.

The supervisor has a shallow grin – he’s so evil, he’s so obviously a spy that anyone who ever has a job will see him as a familiar character

The rookie is called Helly. The series begins with an overhead shot of this character lying unconscious on a conference table, having just undergone brain surgery that separated his working life from his personal life. This “routing” proceeds from repeated and unsuccessful attempts to escape from the building: Hailey’s transition to the “split floor” does not go smoothly, even after they show her a video in which she herself testifies that she did so freely. the choice. The start position is uncooperative in working with Mark, in general very satisfied.

Replace Betty Healy replaced (Jul Vazquez), “a friend of work” to Mark, who has never come to the office. The director explains the frightening Harmonie Koppel (Patricia Arquette), her hair long silver to highlight the blue ice to her eyes, that my house “is no longer part of the company”, and for this reason will mark his position as foreman. . But there is no explanation for the sudden absence of Petey and. Upset unusually weak mark, which is when approaching him home in his own life, even if he has no memory of him. Betty says, “you’re my friend,” adding disturbingly, “I was the best friend you.”

Obviously, of course, Mark will “take the red pill” and follow Betty to find out the truth about what’s going on at Lumon Industries. Betty literally handed him a red envelope that read “Lumon blue,” with an address inside where he could find information about the company.

The one who’s always on guard is “split plan” supervisor Seth Melchic (Trammel Tillman), an executive with a shallow grin: very sinister, clearly a spy, very eager to get everyone involved in the mandatory drills. construction teamAlmost any viewer who has ever been to a job would immediately see him as a familiar face. Not surprisingly, the creator of the series disassembledscreenwriter Dan Erickson, drew inspiration from a series of desk jobs he did when he moved to Los Angeles and said, ‘I found myself wishing I could jump in the day. I wanted to give up on myself for the next eight hours. Then I thought, ‘This is it’ The wrong thing I want. We should want more time for ourselves, not less.’


Reframing the idea of ​​wanting to separate the self from the long moments in our lives, Erikson imagined the science fiction representation of workplace hell we see in disassembled. The fact that we find these assertions so familiar also naturally stems from the recent wave of “major resignations” caused by pandemic influenza: 4,500,000 people voluntarily left their jobs, an “all-time high,” according to the Bureau of American Labor and Force Statistics.

What is remarkable about disassembled It’s the desire to see the characters freed from their corporate trap before he literally kills them. There is a particularly spooky effect in the first episode, when Hailey continues to walk toward the exit door thinking she’s in the corridor leading outside, only to find that she’s entering again through the door to go back to the same room she has. just left. This nightmarish forced return — to get back in the door when you thought you’d just walked out — is a fascinating and horrifying portrait of contemporary action inferno.

Because “terror in the workplace” is the real driving force of the series, there is great tension in the presence of a character like Mark as a hero of the novel, a man with no memory willingly and can not afford his personal life. He is trying to be lost in his job, and struggling do not even realize how brutal his work environment.

There have always been a lot of signs in the workplace. Wouldn’t it be nice to think that the signs of this world are also reaching the point where they can’t stand it anymore?

(translated by Federico Verone)

This article appeared in Jacobin’s American Quarterly.