“When things fall apart, something must remain standing”
With the release of the third issue “Suburbs”, the series of Little John Magazine ends a journey lasting almost 4 years where we tried to explore the HOW, WHERE and WHEN of the current economic system. For this occasion, we have published a special bundle collecting the 3 issues in a new graphic format.Check out on Facebook
Little John is a contemporary culture publishing project, conceived, designed and produced by Parco Gallery. It refers to experiences as Adbusters and local fanzines, we assemble images and words and try to make sense of this accumulation. The special edition of Little John collects the three volumes published between 2015 and 2018.
Luca Peretti, in the Little John editorial team, speaks about the story of these 3 years. Luca teaches at The Ohio State University in Columbus (Ohio, USA), where he lives when he is not in Rome. He deals with Italian culture and cinema. He has edited two books (one on Pasolini, one about cinema and terrorism), written for various academic publications – such as Senses of Cinema, The Italianist, Cinema e storia and Historical Materialism – and occasionally collaborates with magazines and newspapers. He is part of the Storie in Movimento association and is in the editorial office of Zapruder. He is a Roma football club supporter.
Emanuele Bonetti, in the Little John editorial team and partner of Parco Studio, the graphic studio behind the magazine’s design, which since 2010 has been dealing with visual strategies and brand identity with a particular focus on the relationship with new technologies. Since 2011 he has been involved in university training in the graphics and programming disciplines. Since 2017 he has been a professor of Web and Communication Design at the University of Bolzano. In his spare time he raps and tidies up the comics.
Parasite 2.0, authors of the article “Cosmology, subculture and urban wilderness” published in the upcoming issue. Parasite 2.0 (Stefano Colombo, Eugenio Cosentino and Luca Marullo) was founded in 2010 and is based in Brussels and Milan. They investigate the state of the human habitat through a hybrid of architecture, design and art. In their researches and projects they have collaborated with La Biennale di Venezia and MAXXI National Museum of XXI Arts. They have taught in numerous institutes including Design Academy Eindhoven, Politecnico di Milano, NABA and have been teaching since 2016 at the MADE Program in Syracuse. Parasite 2.0 is represented by the Operational Contemporary Art Gallery of Rome and the Corraini Contemporary Art Gallery of Mantua.
Noura Tafeche, talks about her work as an illustrator starting from her reinterpretation of Little Red Riding Hood, made for “24/7”, the second issue of Little John. Noura was born and raised in Milan and is self-taught in drawing. Graduated in New Technologies for Art at the Brera Academy, where she has never touched a pencil for a single day. Her life changed when she discovered a book called “Communication-Guerrilla” which is a particular intersection between art, pranks and activism. Then, it became the subject for her degree thesis, and her professional obsession. Her works are hand-made, miniature drawings, preferably pencils on paper. She spent lot of time in researching, aiming to discover and assemble in drawing the different sensitivities, intuitions and social practices that we are able to experience, crossing as many continents and centuries as can be crossed: from the writing systems forgotten and destroyed by the colonialism, the theme of mass surveillance up to the importance of dreams in the different cultures of the world.
Alberto Baraghini, reads “Famiglie”, “Le Palle” and “La ballata dei condomini inesplosi”, poems by Francesco Targhetta, contained in “Periferie”. Versatile actor and performer, active in theater and cinema. He won the 2015 ERT “Elisabetta Turroni” award for artistic creativity.
In the theater with Andrea Adriatico / Teatri di Vita, Circolo Bergman, Sandro Mabellini, Paolo Grassi Civic School of Milan, APACHE / MTM. Protagonist of some of the most awarded Italian web series in the world, Run Away the series (2013), Milano Underground (2014), Hidden (2016), he is the male protagonist of the film “L’Abbandono”, (2018) and we will see him on “The Pantani Case” (2019).