Andrea Briscoli
Phil Reynolds
A post-war history and film buff, Andrea has studied English and Scandinavian cultures at the University of Milan before undertaking a degree in Social Communication and Journalism at the University of Wroclaw. He is currently an exchange student in Potsdam where he is researching on German cinema and memorialisation for his Master’s thesis. In the age of the voracious globalisation and vehemence of the new media we are witnessing an explosion of collective and individual memory output like never before. The past is seemingly ever more present insofar as scholars have argued of an “hypertrophy of memory”. In this talk Andrea aims to briefly introduce and reflect on a few concepts in the field of memory studies along the lines of scholars such as Huyssen, Rothberg and Nora in order to stimulate an exchange of ideas on the current issues.
Born Silva Cantele on some hills not that far from Venice, is a modern folk one man band. Since 2011 he brings his bluesy roots and his desert voice all around Europe and the US singing about love and despair, rage and hope, shades and lights on the wings of a sharp fingerstyle technique. In over 400 concerts, he got to share the stage with Eric Andersen, Sigur Ros, Timber Timbre, John García, Blonde Red Head, Daniel Norgren, Scott Kelly, Micah P Hinson and more. Not to be missed if you love Tom Waits, The Tallest Man On Earth, Johnny Cash, Nick Cave or John Butler.