Alvise Sforza Tarabochia on alienation, languages and Brexit

Dr Alvise Sforza Tarabochia, Head of the Department of Modern Languages, was interviewed on the Italian regional TV channel Telequattro on Monday 26 August, as part of the ‘Trieste in Diretta’ programme.

Alvise spoke about his my new edited book, The Years of Alienation (Palgrave, 2019) as well as about modern languages, and living as a foreigner in pre-Brexit Britain.

In discussing alienation, the interviewer asked about the features of architecture favouring alienation. Alvise responded: “The wall, the wall is the architectural symbol of any alienation, any separation, any marginalisation.” This was in reference to a recent proposal by the governor of the Trieste region to build a wall between Italy and Slovenia to address perceived issues of migration from Slovenia into Italy.

A recording of the interview (in Italian) is available online. Alvise appears at approx. 33:45.

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