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Associazione Culturale

La Giraffa Impertinente

 

Mentana

 

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The Association

 

Associazione Culturale La Giraffa Impertinente is a not-for-profit, non commercial cultural association founded in Mentana in 2013 by people with diverse backgrounds and a strong will to create cultural interactions

Our goal is to create long lasting cultural paths in our territory, trying to explore all forms of culture enhance the cultural life in our town and in the surrounding areas, networking with other associations and cultural realities.

We focus on our territory, our land and culture. We are convinced that knowing where we are, what our landscape is, which are our cultural, social and historical roots is vital to progress in the everyday building of the society we live in.

The association is not linked in any way to any political party and expresses diverse thoughts, views, ideas, ideologies, faiths.

 

Festa dell'Europa, 9 maggio

 

Giornata della Diversità Culturale, 21 maggio

 

Rockin' Mentana, 6 giugno

 

Parla come Sandokan, 19 Settembre

 

Giornata dell'Alimentazione, 16 ottobre

 

Giornata Mondiale della Montagna, 11 dicembre

 

Bisogna avere un caos dentro di sé per generare una stella danzante, 28 e 29 aprile 2015

 

 

 

Associazione Culturale La Giraffa Impertinente

 

Who we are and what we do

 

La Giraffa Impertinente

 

Associazione Culturale La Giraffa Impertinente is a not-for-profit, non commercial cultural association founded in Mentana in 2013 by people with diverse backgrounds and a strong will to create cultural interactions in different fields, science, political philosophy, theatre, music, holistic wellness, visual arts, human rights..

Our goal is to create long lasting cultural paths in our territory, trying to explore all forms of culture, including arts, science, philosophy, music, sociology, technologies, dance, archaeology, literature, environment, and so on. We want to enhance the cultural life in our town and in the surrounding areas, networking with other associations and cultural realities.

We focus on our territory, our land and culture. We are convinced that knowing where we are, what our landscape is, which are our cultural, social and historical roots is vital to progress in the everyday building of the society we live in.

The association is not linked in any way to any political party and expresses diverse thoughts, views, ideas, ideologies, faiths.

 

President

 

Valentina Cosimati. I was born in the country with the highest percentage of UNESCO's heritage sites worldwide, where even the stones have a story to tell, and where it is possible to spend an entire dinner talking about food, water and wine. I lived my childhood and my adolescence in Mentana.

I hated it, it was small for my ideas, for my desires and aspirations. So I moved to the Capital, Rome, and then to The Netherlands, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina and last but not least Canada for research and working reasons. When I had enough of wandering around I went back to Italy. At the beginning it was simply horrible. At least till I ‘discovered’ my country and I deeply fell in love with my cultural roots, my hometown and my land.

I noticed that there was a systematic cultural desertification in my country but specifically in my area and I said to myself and to a group of friends that it was our duty to do something in order to raise awareness on the importance and on the beauty of our land, trying to preserve and enhance a territory that has a millennial history, a strikingly beautiful landscape, great food, and an amazing culture.

 

But let's say something about my working experience!

 

Graduated magna cum laude in Humanities, Performing Arts and Communication (laurea con lode e bacio accademico vecchio ordinamento in Lettere indirizzo Spettacolo e Comunicazione) at the Università Roma Tre. I started working in journalism and communication in 1998. After two years of webjournalism in a National radio I was sent to The Hague, The Netherlands to report on Milosevic Trial at the ICTY – International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, I was the only Italian journalist permanently accredited to the public hearings. I was then hired by the newly born ICC-International Criminal Court and I was in charge of structuring the contents for and for the development of the new website of the Court, the one that is presently visible, within the Communication Office. Went back to Italy I worked for dance impresarios, as dance critic and reporter for theatre, cinema, new technologies, arts and cultures for different media. I then went to Bosnia and Herzegovina and lived there for almost a year for working and research reasons, I was then accepted as McLuhan Junior Fellow of the McLuhan Centre in Culture and Technologies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I lived in Canada in different moments, and had the occasion to explore from the inside the diverse universe of Canadian multicultural media. Back to Italy, I was invited by the American Jewish Committee to participate as alumna to the Project Interchange, a grant for a short period of study in Israel that gives a glimpse of the complex situation of that country. In Italy I worked also for Film and TV festivals, such as Eurovisioni and the Rome Fiction Fest, and then I founded Scrittura su Misura and co-founded the Associazione Culturale La Giraffa Impertinente.

 

 

 

Secretary General

 

Claudio Pelliccioni, blacksmith and musician. I started to learn the trade when I was a tween-ager, during the ‘scuole medie’ at the blacksmith shops of the surroundings, working part-time and during the summer I graduated at the Technical High School ITIS G. Cardano as Industrial Engineer (perito meccanico). At the high school I gained the mathematical and scientific basis that I put in practice in my every-day job. When I was a teen-ager I developed a great passion for music and I started to play guitar. For many years I worked for medium sized compagnie, starting as steelworker, I was promoted foreman in a few years and I gained a strong experience in quite big construction sites. I then decided to open my own blacksmith shop, where I mix the traditional crafting techniques to innovation. In my spare time I love to cultivate my passion for music, so I started to form some groups, to compose songs and I recently recorded a CD with my Italian Progressive Rock band The Balmung, Le porte della noia'. Within the Associazione I am also in charge of COMI – Coordinamento Musica Indipendente – a network for local artists.

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Counsellors and Friends

 

Among the others: Lucilla Sciommeri has a 30-years experience in holistic practices, Pietro Cosimati, is interested in Nature and Green, Massimiliano Tani, Auditor and expert in Mountains, Mariagrazia Giubilei, dancer, teacher and dance-theatre choreographer, Daniele Livulpi, musician and swimming instructor, Maria Grazia Mazza, case-worker, Mauro Terzi, photographer and blue collar, Gianluca Paciucci, poet, high school professor and free thinker, Anna Lepre, vegan non professional actress....

 

 

SI SPECIFICA CHE L'ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE LA GIRAFFA IMPERTINENTE ORGANIZZA INIZIATIVE PUBBLICHE E GRATUITE GRAZIE AI CONTRIBUTI SPONTANEI DEI SOCI E DEGLI ASSOCIATI. LE ISTITUZIONI PRESENTI E LE ASSOCIAZIONI PARTECIPANTI, CHE VIVAMENTE RINGRAZIAMO, AI VARI EVENTI E MANIFESTAZIONI, OLTRE AL CONTRIBUTO ORGANIZZATIVO, NON HANNO IN ALCUN MODO FINANZIATO QUESTE INIZIATIVE, SE NON CON LE AGEVOLAZIONI PREVISTE DAI PATROCINI E CON LA FORNITURA DI MATERIALI.

 

IL COMUNE DI MENTANA HA STANZIATO IL 31 DICEMBRE 2014 1.510,00 € DI CONTRIBUTI PER LE ASSOCIAZIONI REGOLARMENTE ISCRITTE ALL'ALBO DELLE FORME ASSOCIATIVE DEL COMUNE DI MENTANA. TALI CONTRIBUTI SONO PERVENUTI NELLE CASSE DELL'ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE LA GIRAFFA IMPERTINENTE NEL LUGLIO 2015. IL BILANCIO DEL COMUNE È CONSULTABILE SUL SITO ISTITUZIONALE ALLA VOCE BILANCIO.

 

 

L'ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE LA GIRAFFA IMPERTINENTE PENSA CHE L'ACCESSO LIBERO E GRATUITO ALLA CULTURA E AGLI EVENTI SIA UN BENE E UN DIRITTO.

 

 

SE PENSATE CHE SIA GIUSTO FAR PROSEGUIRE L'ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE LA GIRAFFA IMPERTINENTE NELLA DIREZIONE INTRAPRESA FINORA, METTETEVI IN CONTATTO CON NOI: SAREMO LIETI DI ACCETTARE CONTRIBUTI IN FORMA DI COLLABORAZIONE SPONTANEA, STAMPA DI IMMAGINI, PRODUZIONE DI MATERIALI, CIAMMELLE A CANCELLU, VINO, DOLCETTI, OPERE ARTIGIANE, PARTECIPAZIONE AD EVENTI E, ULTIMO MA NON DA ULTIMO, DENARO.

 

 

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SI SPECIFICA CHE PER L'ORGANIZZAZIONE DELLE INIZIATIVE L'ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE LA GIRAFFA IMPERTINENTE NON HA RICEVUTO ALCUN COMPENSO E/O CONTRIBUTO PUBBLICO E/O PRIVATO DIVERSO DAI CONTRIBUTI SPONTANEI DEI SOCI E DEGLI ASSOCIATI. LE ISTITUZIONI PRESENTI E LE ASSOCIAZIONI PARTECIPANTI, CHE VIVAMENTE RINGRAZIAMO, AI VARI EVENTI E MANIFESTAZIONI, OLTRE AL CONTRIBUTO ORGANIZZATIVO, NON HANNO IN ALCUN MODO FINANZIATO QUESTE INIZIATIVE, SE NON CON LE AGEVOLAZIONI PREVISTE DAI PATROCINI E CON LA FORNITURA DI MATERIALI.

 

L'ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE LA GIRAFFA IMPERTINENTE PENSA CHE L'ACCESSO LIBERO E GRATUITO ALLA CULTURA E AGLI EVENTI SIA UN BENE E UN DIRITTO.

 

SE PENSATE CHE SIA GIUSTO FAR PROSEGUIRE L'ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE LA GIRAFFA IMPERTINENTE NELLA DIREZIONE INTRAPRESA FINORA, METTETEVI IN CONTATTO CON NOI: SAREMO LIETI DI ACCETTARE CONTRIBUTI IN FORMA DI COLLABORAZIONE SPONTANEA, STAMPA DI IMMAGINI, PRODUZIONE DI MATERIALI, CIAMMELLE A CANCELLU, VINO, DOLCETTI, OPERE ARTIGIANE, CREAZIONE DI EVENTI E, ULTIMO MA NON DA ULTIMO, DENARO.

 

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