Chefs
Food & wine

AT SASSY.X ASIAN CUISINE INFLUENCES ITALIAN TRADITION

Sassy.x is a highly successful fusion-type restaurant. Modern and funky but still steeped in traditional Italian culinary traditions.

Culture
Current affairs

ENSURING THE PERPETUATION OF ITALIAN STUDIES PROGRAM INTO THE FUTURE

A stones throw from the centre of Melbourne lies a suburb called Carlton. It is home to the Museo Italiano, CO.AS.IT, the Dante Alighieri Society and the Italian Historical Society. The bars and cafes on popular Lygon Street are diverse, some are historical establishments, with touters thrusting menus into the hands of passers by, the love projects of post-war migrants. (Above: John Hajek - Professor of Italian Studies at the University of Melbourne - Photo: David Hannah)

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Hayley J. Egan

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December 4, 2017

Culture
Art & culture

NEW CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE OLD AND THE NEW ITALIAN LEGACY

The Fairbridge Festival, held in May this year, took on a special Italian theme. Folk legend Riccardo Tesi and the superb Banditaliana enchanted audiences with their contemporary, virtuosic take on music from the oral tradition in central and northern Italy. (Above: Fairbridge Festival closing parade - Photo: David LeMay)

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Hayley J. Egan

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December 4, 2017

Culture
Art & culture

HOPE AND CONCERNS ABOUT THE ITALIAN ‘GLOCAL’ GENERATIONS

When I think about the future of Italian culture in young(er) generations of Australians, I think of the role of local Italians in global concerns, a phenomonen I call ‘glocalism’! (Photo: Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli - Senior Lecturer in Social Diversity in Health and EducationSchool of Health and Social Development Deakin University)

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Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli

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January 6, 2020

Culture
Art & culture

THE BEST POSSIBLE EXPRESSION OF THE ITALIAN CULTURE

Around a week ago, in the main space of the Italian Cultural Institute, I was sitting in the audience amongst friends, university lecturers, guests and invitees, including the newly appointed Ambassador, and there in front of me was a 17 year old boy with no Italian background, performing a main role in a farce by Dario Fo. Listening to his fluent Italian, and noticing his confidence and well-rehearsed comic timing, I realised that Italian language and culture in Australia is cherished, and its dissemination is quite successful. The state of Italian culture in Australia is healthy. (Photo: Laura Napolitano - Director of the Italian Institute of Culture in Melbourne)

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Laura Napolitano

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January 6, 2020

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