A Northern Macedonia evening at Il Boscaiolo, Torniella, Southern Tuscany, June 21, 2020: How did it go?

The first event of the Jug Band Colline Metallifere conce[r|p]t season was a great success. On this round we had a “concept”. The topic was the cultural twinning of the forest areas in the boundary area between Grosseto and Siena in Southern Tuscany, and the Republic of North Macedonia del Nord. You may find a presentation of the event in this article.

The animators for the evening were Ferit Idrizovski and his son, Mujadin. They are originally from Crn Vrv, about 80 km South of Skopje, but have been residing in Italy now for over twenty years. Their goal was to tell people about their country, in the context of a set arranged by Jack O’Malley with objects somewhat related to the topic. Below are some shots of the event.

For more information, and booking: micalosapevo@pibinko.org or +393317539228

Three little birds in Scalvaia, the village on the North side of the Farma Valley, facing Torniella (see also Three Little Birds May 2019 version), just before the event.
The site looking East entering Torniella from the South, along via Senese (the former Siena/Arezzo state road). On the horizon you can detect Monte Amiata, the highest peak in Southern Tuscany. The availability of power and communication lines is abuundant in this territory, making it ideal for the development of production and industrial facilities (to be designed accounting for B.A.T.’s, Best Available Technologies).
Mauro Tirannosauro is encouraging folks passing by to join the event, with just a few slots available at Il Boscaiolo, assisted by Debora.
Arrivati Ferit e Mujadin, e conosciuto Amos, che andò in missione nel Nord Macedonia del 2003, non si sta “a pettinare le bambole”. Partono subito con un video sul territorio di Crn Vrv, e memorie d’antan.
Meanwhile the other symposium participants have arrived. From Gollonica (FR), the Lawrences-Goodwhos family, collaborating with Mauro Tirannosauro, and others.
Peter “Raman” Crivelli wrote a ballad about macedonia as the fruit salad (in Italian it is the same word), called “kiwi always fits in”
Ferit gets at the height of his outreach exercise with videos of weddings from Northern Macedonia, first from his phone….
…and more with Mujadin, on Jack O’ Malley’s PC.
While on the centre court folks are debating about territories and jobs, Mauro Tirannosauro and Telly Lawrences meet with other friends who took part in the making of the video on Mauro on the rampage in Gollonica (FR), produced at the end of May (see the video)

Birrificio 26 Nero

The Birrificio 26 Nero was started in 2011 in Scalvaia, the hamlet on the northern side of the Farma Valley, by Fabio Massellucci aka Fabione.

Fabio is quite present in the pibinko.org network archives since 2007. He was in fact one of the participants to the “palla a 21 from Tuscany to Chicago” mission, and you may see him in various parts of the documentary on that event (see here the trailer and the whole docu-fiction).

Fabio was also interviewed by by Radio Popolare Milano in March 2014, on the occasione of the palla a 21 to Milano mission (here is the podcast).

The official website of the brewery is: https://www.birrificio26nero.it/

June 21, 2020: A Northern Macedonia evening at Il Boscaiolo, Torniella, Southern Tuscany

This event opens the 2020 conce[r|p]t tour of the Jug Band Colline Metallifere, featuring Mauro Tirannosauro. For more information in English, please write to micalosapevo@pibinko.org

TO BE TRANSLATED

[PER CHI VOLESSE PARTECIPARE: SI RACCOMANDA DI PRENOTARE ALLO 0564 575492].

La rete pibinko.org, attiva dal 2007 su progetti di tutela e valorizzazione di risorse minori o poco note nel campo della cultura, dell’ambiente e dell’innovazione libera, opera da sempre in un contesto internazionale, pur affrontando spesso tematiche e specificità legate a situazioni apparentemente “piccole” (per esempio, una delle principali aree di ricerca che abbiamo in corso è se nel gioco del panforte il panforte si debba incartare col giornale o meno. Preghiamo la regia di mandare il video, e se avete altri pareri vi invitiamo a scrivere a micalosapevo@pibinko.org per condividerli).

Nel triangolare lingue, etnie e fedi calcistiche, da ormai un anno e mezzo ci troviamo a interagire con alcuni rappresentanti della Repubblica della Macedonia del Nord (in macedone: Република Северна Македонија, traslitterato: Republika Severna Makedonija; in albanese: Republika e Maqedonisë së Veriut).

Su cosa si interagisce? Be’, la cosa è in via di sviluppo. Nei primi mesi (eravamo nel dicembre 2018, durante i preparativi del terzo Festival d’Inverno in Val di Farma) le domande erano tipo “vuoi zucchero nel caffè?”, dato che ci si trovava la mattina alle 6.30 al bar. La conversazione si è però presto sviluppata su temi quali, come si dice “buongiorno” e “buonasera” nella Macedonia del Nord, le priorità di finanziamento di grandi opere, e cose simili. A un certo punto ci siamo detti: “Quando si organizza un evento pubblico in cui non si parla solo di questo e di quale zona di bosco sei stato a smacchiare?”.

Per domenica 21 giugno, come apertura della stagione conce[r|t]tistica della Jug Band dalle Colline Metallifere, vi proponiamo una serata per conoscere un po’ più da vicino la piccola-grande nazione della Macedonia del Nord, a partire da spunti e testimonianze offerti da alcuni dei residenti nelle Valli di Farma e Merse. In particolare, la nostra guida per la serata sarà Ferit Idrizovski, originario di Crn Vrv , da oltre venti anni residente in Italia.

Si comincerà con un aperitivo, poi cena con menu alla carta, e per dessert mentale “Macedonia del Nord”.

La partecipazione all’evento è libera e gratuita (ma è possibile lasciare un contributo per l’organizzazione e lo sviluppo di progetti di gemellaggio). E’ necessario prenotare allo 0564 575492.

Per sapere quali saranno altre iniziative a cura della rete pibinko.org e della Jug Band Colline Metallifere, controllate periodicamente il nostro Calendario, e datevi il tempo di un thè lungo per conoscere meglio le nostre attività a partire dai siti pibinko.org e jugbandcm.it.

Una versione PDF del manifesto (7 Mb), per la stampa, è scaricabile da questo link.

Per altre informazioni: micalosapevo@pibinko.org oppure whatsapp 3317539228

June 26, 2020: Participatory Mapping of the Cultural Power of Cold War @ London Festival of Architecture 2020

We would like to remind you of the online conference which will be held on Friday, June 26, from 5PM to 8PM (Rome time). We will be with the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Territory, Environment and Mathematics (il Dipartimento di ingegneria Civile, Architettura, Territorio, Ambiente e Matematica) from the University of Brescia and the pibinko.org network to explain some stories about the re-use and promotion of dismissed NATO facilities. A participatory mapping exercise will be proposed to the attendees in the context of the presentation.

For a full introduction to this event, please see our May 8 article.

To register: send an email to micalosapevo@pibinko.org. Registration is free, until places are available.

Do you feel more like a scientician or a politicist?

Please provide answers to micalosapevo@pibinko.org by September 3, 2020.

[In the header image: who is the scientist and who is the politician? and, most of all, who owns the monocycle?]

Here is a new con(-)test by pibinko.org to start your “phase 3” (if you are in Italy…we re-open today, June 3, 2020).

Over the past fifteen years I had to deal in various ways as a scientist/technologist supporting policies and policy makers (see this page for references). In time I realized that things work reasonably well if roles are clear, and if people taking up different roles are self-aware and aware of what others are doing. A bit like in most aspects of life and business.

In the case of the relation between science and politics, to date my understanding is that science needs politics in order to have goals which are related to actual needs, while politics needs science to give substance to its ideas (or ideals). So far, so good.

Is this image taken from a scientific article or from some campaign?

In parallel, there are cases where you may find politicians who start acting as technical folks (possibly because they were doing technical work before politics…it is difficult that a real politician will want to become a scientist). More often, we see cases of scientists who want to become politicians. This is not a bad thing per se: approaching new challenges and walking out of comfort zones are always good things to do, if this doesn’t happen at the expense of others.

Chi dei due è lo scienziato, e chi il politico?

If you are a politician who started to do scientific work, or if you are a scientist who decided to start doing politics (e.g. collecting signatures for petitions, contacting local, national or “above-national” politicians, running for some election, etc.), please write to micalosapevo@pibinko.org , and we will draw a picture from these stories.

It may be that you have become a “politicist” or a “scientician”. These are interdisciplinary profiles which are important in an ever-more-complex world, and in this case we should talk. Or, it may be that you are not making the best use of your time, and of resources on which you can authorize expenses, and also in this case we should talk.

who is the scientist, and who is the politician?

Suggested reading: