Narrative & Poetry Topical Icons

illustrazione The Jewish question in Budapest, 1990

illustrazione Waste management, 1997, Centre of Contemporary Documentation, Municipalities of Bolzano and Bronzolo

illustrazione The women’s refuge, Portici – Publications of the Province of Bologna, 2003

illustrazione Peace, Il Domani di Bologna, 2003


While working for the bi-monthly review published by the Province of Bologna, “Portici”, I dealt with a number of aspects of our society including justice, the management of waste, refuges for women, the interpretation of history in children’s books, transport and children’s issues.

I dealt, on the other hand, with perhaps the most important theme – peace – in “Il Domani di Bologna” – a local insert of the national newspaper “La Stampa”. A brooding dove is suspended over a large image of the world… it is peace, and not war, that should be nurtured.

I wanted to interpret world events with poetry with the aim of highlighting life’s richness.

An interesting initiative in which I took part with my work was the Documentation Centre of Contemporary Illustration which created a rich archive and collection of work by Italian, German, Austrian and Swiss illustrators. These are housed by the Municipality of Bronzolo with the participation of the Municipality of Bolzano. The illustrations are exhibited in travelling shows and published in the Directory of Illustrators.