On Wednesday, March 20, I will be talking about my book Porta Palazzo: The Anthropology of an Italian Market on the show “Thinking Allowed” on BBC Radio 4.
I will be presenting my book Porta Palazzo: The Anthropology of an Italian Market as part of the de Bosis Colloquium in Italian Studies at Harvard University. This event is open to the public.
March 25, 5-7pm at Boylston Hall, Room 403, Harvard University
These days I am thinking about Porta Palazzo a lot. I am making the final revisions to my manuscript, which is an ethnographic study of this incredible market in Turin, Italy. From 2001 to 2003 I did fieldwork in the Porta Palazzo market. It is a place I always come back to not only physically but mentally. It is a place that is always the same each time but also incredibly different. I think I could not have chosen a more complex and beautiful field site.
I am not the only one thinking about Porta Palazzo. Singer and songwriter Gianmaria Testa wrote a beautiful song entitled “Al mercato di Porta Palazzo.” Testa eloquently captures the tensions and pleasures of the market.