Raffaella Frascarelli

Raffaella Frascarelli
Sapienza University of Rome | la sapienza · Department of Social Sciences DISSE

Doctor of Philosophy
Co-Director Laboratory of the Research Unit Aesthetics in the Social, DiSSE, Sapienza University of Rome

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Introduction
Current researches: Education in the Global South, Sustainability, New Materialism, Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies
Additional affiliations
May 2008 - present
Nomas Foundation
Position
  • Research Director
Education
January 2021 - January 2022
Università Degli Studi Roma Tre
Field of study
  • Sociology: Theory, Methodology, Research
October 2008 - December 2014
University of Naples "L'Orientale"
Field of study
  • Turkey, Iran, Central Asia
October 2008 - December 2014
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
Field of study
  • Études religieuses et systèmes de pensée

Publications

Publications (26)
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The bi-millenary history of the Hebrew Community in Rome is reflected in one of the most ancient libraries in the world. In the 1930s, Isaiah Sonne confirms that the library (over 7000 volumes) was a real treasure. In 2007, Dario Tedeschi. representative of UCEI, reports that it included " very rare pieces, sometimes unique, made of manuscripts, in...
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Rooted within the Central Asian iconography of the sacred from the 3rd millennium BCE until the arrival of Islam, also related to the mixed pantheons that combine Central Asian, Iranian, Buddhist, Hindu and Chinese divinities, the image of the goddess riding a lion in the Hasanlu bowl offers the chance to investigate its origin. Posture, attire, li...
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Valerio Rocco Orlando and Raffaella Frascarelli’s ongoing research South of Imagination recognizes in the cultural horizon of the Global South the social resource required to establish an unconventional educational experience at Matera in a state-owned building granted to the artist for the next thirty years. The Epistemologies of the South by Boav...
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How can community-based artistic practices contribute to transforming the pedagogical experience into a dimension of mutual trust and reciprocal care? South of Imagination by artist Valerio Rocco Orlando and Nomas expands these issues into a broader analysis on education as an emotional, experiential, and intellectual manufact encouraging society t...
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In The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere (1962),2 Jürgen Habermas analyses categories such as public, private, the pub- lic sphere and public opinion. Moving beyond the initial Habermasian analysis, over the past half century the concept of the public sphere has been transformed in response to socio-cultural, economic and technological...
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In Storia e critica dell’opinione pubblica, Jürgen Habermas analizza categorie quali pubblico, privato, sfera pubblica, opinione pubblica. Oltre l’iniziale analisi habermasiana, in mezzo secolo la concezione di sfera pubblica si è trasformata reagendo a cambiamenti socioculturali, economici, tecnologici che hanno colto una profonda tensione tra int...
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By their nature, religions produce beliefs that assimilate distinct divine figures. Nonetheless one wonders whether scientific interpretations, which adventure sometimes beyond any religious imagination, did not arrange dubious divine intersections into historical and religious certitudes. This might be the case that considers Ištar to be the same...
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The paper focuses on how artists are challenging the educational system by de-modernizing and de-colonizing learning through an interpersonal horizon and transformative process of mutual learning that are reconfiguring social life. How to imagine and cultivate a self-reflexive education capable of generating knowledge, equity, solidarity outside th...
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Can the traces left by the human journey still offer the possibility of understanding the world and taking it with one, step by step, breath by breath, to transform it into a reflective rather than hierarchical experience? Eschewing the dualistic division culture/nature and the hegemonic humanist configuration, and opting instead for the quantum co...
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The theme of the Aesthetics in the social is based on a precise sociological tradition inaugurated by George Simmel and Walter Benjamin . There are many authors who have considered the relationship that links the sociological sphere to the aesthetic one as a research path that leads to original and profound results: Simmel, Foucault, Derrida, Bourd...
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The aim of this research is to identify in the early urbanism of the ancient Near East and in the nomadism of the Eurasian steppes the signs of a sociocultural dimension close to our concept of commons, particularly in relation to mobility in space and the control of time, also exploring how contemporary art collective practices are the generators...
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The art market is increasingly a mediator between private and public sectors, creating new social values, engaging aesthetic transformations, promoting multicultural networks, fostering entrenched economic and financial outcomes. It is also a highly fragmented dimension and a moral mirror reflecting individualism and speculation for individualists...
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Art Basel Global Director Marc Spiegler describes how the most important art fair in the world has been achieving a pivotal role in the global art market redefining both the economic and sociocultural values of contemporary art while transforming society. His broad analysis spans from artists and galleries framing sociopolitical questions such as r...
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In 2017, Palazzo Grassi-Punta della Dogana presented Damien Hirst's project on the wreckage of a ancient ship sunken with the collection of Cif Amotan in the second century CE. In 2019, during the 58th Biennale Arte titled “May You Live in Interesting Time” curated by Ralph Rugoff, Christoph Büchel installed at Arsenale the wreck of the fishing ves...
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An interview describing the Italian model of a gallery that has been working on territorial identity, multiculturalism, transforming economic and cultural models to produce art. The international projects of Galleria Continua in China, France, and Cuba underline how the determination of his founders based on fundamental values aimed to connect diff...
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Questo fascicolo di Economia della Cultura nasce dalle riflessioni di un immaginario sociologico rivolto al mercato dell’arte, alle sue prospettive socioculturali ed economiche ed al suo impatto sullo sviluppo dell’estetica individuale e collettiva. Negli ultimi decenni, promuovendo un’accumulazione di capitale relativamente stabile, l’ideologia ne...
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In the last decades, the role acquired by the the global art market has been redefining the cultural aspect of collecting. Within a multifaceted and complex multicultural scenario, art commodification is an issue that artists, collectors, gallerists, wealth management firms, private and public institutions must take into consideration when looking...
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Gli effetti di meccanismi e dispositivi concepiti per innovare conservando il capitalismo tecno- nichilista manifestano fragilità sistemiche che dissestano lo spazio sociale necessario a operare scelte individuali e collettive consapevoli. Dinanzi a questa dimensione egemonica, la critica d’artista si trasforma in forza politico-morale, commonism,...
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Sogdian Manichaean text M 549 describes rituals involving horse sacrifice, mourning, and self-flagellation. Taking into consideration the ideological transformations that mark the history of the sacred in Persia and in Iran, and that distinguish between authorized and prohibited worship, such rituals, conceivably originated in Central Asia, give th...
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Romae, ex oriente lux. From the founding of the city in around the mid-8th century BCE, to the symbolic 476 CE,1 the East was the known world: politics, the sacred, philosophy, art, culture, science, the economy, the whole autobiographical narrative of the city of- fered voices that came from Babylon, Jerusalem, Persepolis, Athens, Alexandria, Chan...
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The number twelve in the Judaic tradition corresponds to the People of God or the Israelites. A seminal force in both spiritual and secular thought, the Biblical text describes the Twelve Tribes of Israel as patriarchic communities: their number does not derive merely from historical analysis but is a cosmological symbol acquired through long dispu...
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“Par tibi, Roma, nihil” (“Nothing matches you, Rome”) is Hildebert of Lavardin’s exclamation of marvel before the ruins of the late antique Rome, an ideal motto that inaugurates a new cultural season for the eternal city. In an area that has been closed to the public for decades (Domus Severiana, Palatine Stadium, Lower Peristyle Domus Augustana)...
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In the Ābān Yašt, the description of the physical states of the water (liquid as in rain, vapor as in the winds and clouds, solid as in sleet) reveals an aspect of the Avestan ―scientific thought, which anticipates the Milesian idea of ἀρχἡ in Thales doctrine. If the main goddess of ancient Iran was anything but pure water, it would be worth wonder...

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South of Imagination is a project by artist Valerio Rocco Orlando, curated by Raffaella Frascarelli, aimed at establishing a new school of the arts in Matera, Italy. A digital educational platform brings together diverse communities through collaborative workshops—online and in-person—and mobilizes multidisciplinary spaces founded by international artists in decentralized territories. This process-based research refers to the unconventional knowledge produced by the demodiversity of the South and will evolve into a multi-channel video installation for Museo del Novecento in Milan. The cultural sphere of the South reinstates critical thinking, draws new values, and builds spaces of subjective and collective freedom as an alternative to the economic neoliberal paradigm. This transformative process inspired the artist to create a platform for mutual learning, an intersubjective horizon aimed at demodernizing and decolonizing education. What are the teachings offered by Southern epistemologies that transform the world through a specific desire to understand it? How can we envision and foster a self-reflective education which can generate knowledge, equity, solidarity beyond neoliberalism? Valerio Rocco Orlando starts from these issues to stimulate forms of knowledge production grounded on active and intersubjective listening. A series of nomadic workshops—activated together with Nomas Foundation and Sapienza University of Rome—invites organizations, universities, academia, museums, and local communities to put their sociocultural resources into play, as a way to imagine an innovative pedagogical path. The archives of knowledge developed by these encounters will be transformed into the assets to establish an independent school in Southern Italy—one of the key areas in the economic emancipation of the Mediterranean. This multidisciplinary and international initiative will be located in a state-owned building granted to the artist by the Municipality of Matera for thirty years. Project supported by the Italian Council (9th Edition 2020), program to promote Italian contemporary art in the world by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity of the Italian Ministry of Culture.