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L’Italia s’è desta

Personal reflections on the feeling of belonging in our cosmopolitan world

I am not a typical Italian.

When I was 14, I left Italy to study abroad. I only returned to attend university in Venice, a city I then fell in love with. However, I wrote my university dissertation living in New York. From there, I moved to Barcelona, bewitched by an extraordinary man who conditioned my life ever after. Indeed, he still does today, 20 years after his untimely death.

I traveled far and wide with Enric Miralles, the man who took me to Barcelona in 1989: journey after journey after journey, and I continue to travel today, all the time, ever more frequently. When we were together on this earth, Enric and I either traveled together or took turns to go away. Now that he is no longer here, the amount I travel has grown enormously.

Our more globalized world has made moving around easier for us all. Traveling and working far from home is, today,...

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