Among its novelties, Detour’s second edition offers three Workshops in collaboration with Scuola del Viaggio and ParalleloZero.
Workshops will take place at Spazio Detour and at SuperFlash Store and will host a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 25 participants.
Schedule will be released before the end of July.
Admission to every single workshop is 40 €.
Saturday 19 October – Spazio Detour
duration 4h: 9.30 – 13.30
Great poet and entomologist J.H. Fabre wrote that a journey in one’s own garden can be as exciting as a journey in the Indian jungle, the encounter with a praying mantis as intense as one with a tiger. Armed of notebook, pens and watercolours, enrollees will tell through drawing and writing (the delicate tools of a carnet) their adventure of wonder and marvel, guided by an undiscussed master of this genre. This workshop is both for those who wish to try relatively accessible a technique, and for experienced devotees of this genre who wish to meet a master, ask for advice and exchange ideas and emotions with other participants.
Stefano Faravelli (1959) is a painter, philosopher and orientalist. Inspired by atlases, encyclopedias, zoology and botanics manuals and long trips to Africa, to the near, middle and far East, he has become Italy’s most known author of carnets de voyage. In his notebooks, the result of immediacy and reflection, we find – expressed by means of simple and delicate tools such as watercolour and calligraphy – talent, study and passion. He has received a special award at the Biennale du Carnet de Voyage in Clermont-Ferrand and exhibited his works in several cities both in Italy and abroad (London, Paris, New York, Jerusalem, Istanbul…). In 2011 he was invited to exhibit at the Venice Biennale. As an author he has met growing success with audiences and critics alike: 5 travel carnets on Mali, China, India and Egitto (EDT), Japan (De Agostini) and 5 city notebooks on Tokyo, Jennè, Cairo, Istanbul and Delhi (Confluencias editorial).
Saturday 19 October – SuperFlash Store
duration 4h: 14.30 – 18.30
Intensive course to learn how to narrate your journey, from novel to reportage. Every journey begins in imagination, occurs in reality, continues in memory and is inseparable from its report. Travel writing is one efficient way of understanding and telling the places you visited, because, as Proust wrote, “the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes”.
Guido Bosticco (1972) teaches creative writing and publishing at the Università di Pavia. He published “Riempire i vuoti. Un manuale (soggettivo) di scrittura e comunicazione” (2007); “La tromba a cilindri. La musica, io e Pasolini” (2008) and “PPP. Il mondo non mi vuole più e non lo sa” (2012). Professional journalist, he is a founder of Epoché, agency for political and institutional communication and cultural projects. He travels, writes and plays music when he can.
Sunday 20 October – Spazio Detour
duration 4h: 14.30 – 18.30
There always is another point of view. Untold news, a different way of narrating a story. In this short workshop Alessandro Gandolfi will tell how to find photojournalist ideas and starting points, such as planning a new reportage and how to tell a story through images.
Alessandro Gandolfi was born in Parma, Italy, in 1970, he has been a photojournalist since 2001. His works have appeared in several Italian and International magazines (among them, National Geographic Italy, L’Espresso, La Repubblica delle Donne, Die Zeit, Mare, The Sunday Times Magazine, Le Monde, VSD) and his pictures featured in exhibitions organized in Rome by National Geographic in 2009, 2010 and 2011. A Philosophy graduate, Alessandro attended the prestigious Ifg School of Journalism in Urbino. Before working as a photojournalist, he contributed as a news reporter to La Repubblica, both in Milan and Rome editorial offices. He won the National Geographic’s Best Edit Award twice (in 2010 and 2011) with two features published in the Italian edition of the American magazine. www.alessandrogandolfi.com