Reading Room presents: Magazine, dall’Italiano Magazzino, 1 July + 7 July 2020

Reading Room Magazzino 1 7 July Milan C41 Magazine

In Italy the Anglo-Saxon term “magazine” is increasingly preferred to “rivista”. Magazine recalls the Italian “magazzino” (warehouse) and in fact the etymology confirms the common origin from the Arabic makhazin which means “to conserve, to store”. The magazine would therefore be understood as a collection of stories and images, selected and ordered to be first published and then kept by readers.

Starting from these premises, the cycle of talks Magazine, dall’Italiano Magazzino wants to generate and store narratives, voices, perspectives, to try to express the charm and complexity of the magazine. The evolution of writing, the importance of artistic direction, the predominance of visual culture in the contemporaneity and the role of social platforms are some of the themes that guests will discuss during four thematic events.

The talks are organized by Reading Room, the Milanese space dedicated to independent periodical publishing, in collaboration with Combo Milano.

Appointments of July

01/07 – 7.30 pm | The digital
Luca A. Caizzi, Founder and Director – Riccardo Fantoni Montana, Head of Content | C41 Magazine
Simone Rossi, Arts and Panorama Editor – Luca Smorgon, Editor and Creative Director | Cactus Magazine
Alessio Ascari, Publisher and Creative Director | KALEIDOSCOPE
Serena Scarpello, Head of Content MoSt | Studio Editoriale

07/07 – 7.30 pm | The artistic direction
Francesco Valtolina, Art Director | Mousse
Francesco Franchi, Deputy Creative Director | la Repubblica
Valerio Di Lucente, Founder | Studio Julia

The September talks will be announced after the summer break.

The meetings will be held outdoors in the courtyard of Combo Milano – Ripa di Porta Ticinese 83, Milan

Reservation is required: |

Reading Room is the first space in Milan entirely dedicated to the dissemination and understanding of independent magazines. It stems from the desire to give voice and visibility to a phenomenon that in recent years, through visionary editorial projects, is redefining the publishing system and the sense of the printed paper at the time of the internet.

With its 35 square meters, Reading Room wants to be a meeting place for fans, collectors, professionals and all those who, intrigued, decide to come in to browse a magazine. Photography, art, fashion, design, music are among the main topics in more than 250 international titles carefully selected to animate Reading Room, but also illustration, travel, cooking, literature, nature and erotica.

Exploration, study and discovery are the guidelines of a program of talks, previews, exhibitions and special events organized by Reading Room in collaboration with institutions, galleries, Italian and foreign universities.

Combo is a hostel for globetrotters, a home for the city, a space to live with culture, a restaurant, a bar open for a night snack or a coffee with a friend, a radio that plays all day inside and outside the atrium of historic buildings in the liveliest neighborhoods of the main Italian cities.

The Combo spaces are animated by musical events, radio shows, residences, art workshops and site- specific installations open to the public. Combo is a meeting point between those who come to the city to visit it and those who live there: a dynamic, fluid and open place.

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