Why the cultural exchange is so important? #2

Why the cultural exchange is so important?

We asked this question to a group of students in Swedish Culture and Literature at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice.

Today Viviana tells us why she decided to study Swedish and how her passion for this language began.

C.M. Lerici Foundation offers scholarships to Italian and Swedish students whose studies are related to these two countries.

The call for applications 2021 is open from 1 December 2020 to 31 January 2021.

Watch the video here.

Swedish Stories

At the beginning of 2020, thanks to a C.M. Lerici Foundation scholarship, Michele Calamaio spent few months at the Mid Sweden University in Sunsdvall for a research project called “The framing of Terrorism on audiences: Swedish Media Governance in the construction of news towards national Far-right and Islamic-religious extremism”.

The project was a journalistic reportage-based research thesis, meaning a project that has adopted, apart from the typical research writing, the audio-visual and narrative journalistic settings in the processing of both the final academic and media product.

The main topic of investigation has been the Swedish Media Governance, taken into consideration from the construction of news when it comes to far-right and Islamic-religious framing of terrorism distributed in 4 main cases.

You can read more about this project in the archive section on our website.

If you are an Italian or Swedish student, don’t forget that the Foundation’s Call for Applications 2021 is now open until 31 December 2021.

Antonella Anedda – Historier

Antonella Anedda is one of Italy‘s most popular poets and essayists.

She usually writes multilingual poetries that resort to different dialects.

Antonella Anedda has been previously translated in Swedish only in Lyrikvännen n.3-4/2019 by Lars-Håkan Svensson.

In this new volume, now translated by Ida Andersen and Nina M. Olsson, we can find a selection from Anedda’s latest critically acclaimed collection “Historiæ” (Einaudi, 2018), which investigates personal and public issues, history, geography, astronomy, and international politics.

Lilla serien nr 66 – Historier by Antonella Anedda has been published in Sweden by Lyrikvännen thanks to the C.M. Lerici Foundation’s grant.

Learn more about the Foundation’s grant and scholarships on our website. The call 2021 is open until January 21st, 2021.

Why the cultural exchange is so important? #1

Why the cultural exchange is so important?

We asked this question to a group of students in Swedish Culture and Literature at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice.

Ilaria and Erica tell us about their experience in studying Swedish language and their axchange period in Sweden.

Even in this difficult times, it is important to sustain the culture, since it is the foundation of our common future.

For this reason, C.M. Lerici Foundation offers scholarships to Italian and Swedish students this year as well. The call is open from 1st December 2020 to 31st January 2021.

Watch the video here!

Time to apply!

It’s finally time!

From 1 December 2020 to 31 January 2021, you can apply for scholarships and literature grants. The Foundation supports the cultural and scientific exchange between Sweden and Italy both in the academic and literary field.

Are you an Italian or Swedish student or researcher?

Are you an Italian or Swedish publishing house? You’re in the right place!

On our website you can find the projects supported by the Foundation in the previous years.

Do you have a question? Write us! We are here to help you!

The Passenger Sweden

In “The Passenger Sweden” you can find many stories and curiosities about Sweden’s life and culture.

For example, did you know that in 2017 Sweden spent 4.8 billions of dollars in humanitarian aid?

This year, Sweden also ranks first in the Good Country Index, that measures what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it takes away, relative to its size. The Swedish effort contributes to health and well-being, to planet and climate issues and to culture.

You can discover more about the story of this country in “The Passenger Sweden”, the book-magazine published by Iperborea Casa Editrice with the support of C.M. Lerici Foundation.

And don’t forget: the call for applications is going to be open again from 1 December 2020 to 31 January 2021. Check our website! (www.cmlerici.se)

My and Johanna: from Lund University to MAXXI museum in Rome

Is there a better way to start the week than taking a journey to Rome?

In the picture, My is sketching a quite rare Roman gothic structure in a park in Rione Celio. My and Johanna are two Swedish students in Architecture at Lund University.

Thanks to a C.M. Lerici Foundation scholarship, they are currently carrying out the project “Behind the representational front of Rome” aiming to enlighten and compare the architectural backsides in Rome.

They are planning to define specific architectural qualities and details that create the tension between backsides and fronts studying the sketches collected in the archive of MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo in Rome.

Are you planning to study in Italy soon?

The Passenger Sweden

How many Swedish meatballs are eaten in the Ikea’s stores worldwide every day?

Try to guess!

If you want to know more about Sweden and its culture, we have a reading tip for you.

The Passenger is a book-magazine that brings together long reads, investigative journalism, literary reportage and narrative essays, with the aim of telling the story of the life of a country and its inhabitants, understanding its shifting culture, the development of its identity, the debates, the issues, the problems, and the wounds.

The Passenger Sweden will guide you into the Scandinavian country. This issue was published this year thanks to the C.M. Lerici Foundation literary support.

The new call for grants and scholarships will open again in December, save the date!

Ps: the answer is 2 millions. 😉

Marco Baruzzo at Svenska barnboksinstitutet in Stockholm

Marco Baruzzo is an Italian student in Scandinavian Studies at Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia.

Thanks to a C.M. Lerici Foundation‘s scholarship, he spent one month at Svenska barnboksinstitutet in Stockholm. We asked him which are his feelings now that his Swedish journey has ended.

“Nostalgia. I’ve been back in Italy for three weeks now and I’m feeling way too nostalgic. I always find myself thinking of Stockholm and those beautiful weeks I spent there, strolling around the city’s streets, taking coffee breaks and studying at the Svenska barnboksinstitutet.

Now that I’m home, I continue to focus on my research by using all the materials I gathered during my stay in Sweden. But the truth is that I really miss the Swedish atmosphere. That feeling of freedom, that feeling of being part of a community that never judges you for the person you are, where everyone can be themselves, whether immigrant or Swedish, whether part of the lgbtq* community or not, and so on.I’m particularly interested in how the queer community is represented in Scandinavian books. Nowadays more and more authors decide to deal with and introduce sexualities other than heterosexuality to the little ones.

To me it’s extremely important that children could get in touch with all shades of gender and sexuality in order to grow up expressing themselves to the fullest!I would like to share with you some of the children’s books I have read lately: “Brorsan är kung” by Jenny Jägerfeld, “Udo och Allan” by Minna Lindberg and Linda Bondestam, “Kalle med klänning” by Anette Skåhlberg, “Vi odlar smultron” by Sarah Vegna.”

In the picture: lgbtq* books at Stadsbiblioteket Stockholm (Stockholm’s City Library).

Daniele Guerrini at EMS – Elektronmusikstudion EMS Stockholm

Daniele Guerrini is an Italian student at IED Milano.

In September 2020, he had the opportunity to work at EMS – Elektronmusikstudion EMS Stockholm thanks to a C.M. Lerici Foundation’s scholarship. This studio is well known for having some of the most incredible synthesizers in the world, besides hosting some of the most important experimental artists of the last three decades.

Daniele’s aim in this residency was to learn and investigate the Buchla 200, an incredibile modular system produced in 1973 that is still somewhat atypical in terms of its engineering and functions. This is also a very rare machine and it is part of the wider family of “modular synthesizers”, among the first instruments to define the electronic music sound of our age.

In less than one month, the Lerici Foundation call will be open again. Do you want to know more about our scholarships and grants?

Discover more about Daniele’s and other students’ projects on the Foundation’s website.