Research

The ‘research’ section is dedicated to research and critical literature addressing the work and activities of AMM and its development over time. It includes documents, research projects, and papers, but is also open to interpretations and debates regarding migrant testimony, memory, and self-representation in Italy, as well as to the results of research and critical investigations into migratory processes and their representation in contemporary society.

Temporality in cosmopolitan solidarity: Archival activism and participatory documentary film as mediated witnessing of suffering at Europe’s borders
by Karina Horsti
in European Journal of Cultural Studies, 2019

Ten Years of Participatory Cinema as a Form of Political Solidarity with Refugees in Italy. From ZaLab and Archivio Memorie Migranti to 4CaniperStrada
by Annalisa Frisina and Stefania Muresu
in Arts, 7(4), 2018

“Voci, racconti e testimonianze dall’Italia delle migrazioni. L’Archivio delle memorie migranti”
by Alessandro Triulzi 
in Storia e futuro on line, n. 35, June 2014.

“Per un archivio delle memorie migranti”
by Alessandro Triulzi, in Zapruder. Storie in movimenton. 28, May-August 2012 (Foto di Desislava Valentinova Stoichkova).

“Corpi di frontiera. Etnografia del trattamento dei migranti al loro arrivo a Lampedusa”
by Gianluca Gatta
in AM – Rivista della società italiana di antropologia medica, n. 33-34, ottobre 2012.

“Middle passages, musealizzazione e soggettività a Bristol e Lampedusa”
by Gianluca Gatta e Giusy Muzzopappa
in Estetica. studi e ricerche 1/2012.
Based on in-depth ethnographic research, this essay compares two rather different museum experiences: the heritagization of transatlantic slave trade in Bristol (UK) and the birth of a museum of migration in Lampedusa (Sicily).The question, open to debate, is whether the museum can contain simultaneously the hegemonic tale and its possible counter-narratives.

Long Journeys. African Migrants on the Road
Volume edited by Alessandro Triulzi and Robert Lawrence McKenzie (2013)

Dal fronte alla frontiera
The volume Colonia e postcolonia come spazi diasporici. Attraversamenti di memorie, identità e confini nel Corno d’Africa (Carocci 2011), edited by U. Chilati Dirar, S. Palma, A. Triulzi, A. Volterra, includes two essays, by Alessandro Triulzi and Gianluca Gatta, on border crossings and identities.

“A Gaze from Lampedusa. Dagmawi Ymer’s Journey to the Outpost of Europe”
by Simona Wright
(Director of the Italian Studies Program, The College of  New Jersey, USA).
in Italica, Vol. 91, No. 4, 2014, pp. 775-802.

“The Madonna of the Sea”
by Maaza Menghiste
in Granta, n. 118, 2012.

“Africani in Italia: la memoria e l’archivio”
by Alessandro Triulzi
in Meridione, n. 2, April-June 2010, p. 30-50.

“Futura memoria”
by Susanna Guerini
in AM – Antropologia Museale, n. 37/39, 2015-2016.

“Una nuova voce nel cinema italiano? L’emergenza di forme di cinema migrante in Italia”
by Alessandro Jedlowski
in Camera Africa: Classici, noir, Nollywood e la nuova generazione del cinema delle Afriche, edited by Vanessa Lanari, Fabrizio Colombo e Stefano Gaiga
Cierre Edizioni, Verona 2011, pp. 69-76.