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Identities in motion 3


University of Warwick, 14 March 2018


In support of the UCU strike, Identities in motion 3 has been inserted in the schedule of teach-outs of the Free University of Warwick and will start in the Students' Union, Copper Room Chillout Space, first floor - see map. At 5, it will move to the Humanities Studio due to logistic needs.

Organizers: Gianmarco Mancosu and Gioia Panzarella

Confirmed speakers: Alice Borchi (Warwick/Hull); Marta Fana (author of Non è lavoro, è sfruttamento, 2018); Alessandra Ferrini (director of Radio Ghetto Relay, 2016); Arianna Tassinari (Warwick).

Programme (pdf)

16:00 Registration and Welcome

16.15 Occupy and Innovate: the Italian Artistic Precariat

in conversation with Alice Borchi (Warwick/Hull)

17.15 Radio Ghetto Relay

documentary screening with the director Alessandra Ferrini (University of the Arts, London)

18.15 From Flexibility to Exploitation

 Marta Fana (author of Non è lavoro, è sfruttamento) in conversation with Arianna Tassinari (Warwick)

19.15 Final roundtable and wine reception

The focus of this third edition is on mobility connected to the job market in Italy, ranging from exploitative practices to labour flexibility. Identities in motion 3 will be a forum to discuss the impact that precariato has on contemporary Italian culture and how it has been represented in recent artistic works.

'Identities in motion' engages with recent trends in Modern Languages research, aiming to be a forum in which to discuss different methodologies and representational practices. In the context of discussing mobility, Italy offers an interesting case study due to the singularity of the colonial past, the complexity of the process of decolonization, the history of migration from and, in the more recent past, to Italy. All these historical and social phenomena need to be seen in a multi-disciplinary perspective that encourages a complex awareness of the different meanings of Italian identites and belonging.

Identities in motion 1 (2016)

Identities in motion 2 (2017)


The event is free, but spaces are limited, to register please email:

This event is generously funded by

the Society for Italian Studies,


the Warwick GRP Connecting Culture


and the Warwick HRC - Humanities Research Centre.

Identities in motion 3 is part of the Warwick Italian Research Seminars series 2017/2018 

The venue of the event (Humanities Studio) is kindly offered by the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL).