Art Farming and Food for the Future

Lai made the statement in a label for her exhibition [MUSEO NAZIONALE DELLE ARTI DEL XXI SECOLO] at the Venice Biennale in 2017. 10. Katherine Waters, “On the Trail of Maria Lai in Sardinia,” Apollo, May 29, 2019, ...

Art  Farming and Food for the Future

This book explores the impact of artistic experiments in inspiring people to turn away from current food consumerism and take an active role in preserving, sustaining, and protecting the environment. As artists are expanding their practice into social justice and community concerns, erasing traditional forms of expression and integrating others, the culture around food and its production has been added to a new vocabulary of experiential art. The authors measure the impact of such experiments on local food consumption and production, focusing on education and youth, both in the surrounding community and culture at large. They suggest how these projects can be up-scaled to further encourage sustainable solutions for our environment and communities. The book explores the reflections and motivations of case study practitioners in urban and rural areas and, through interviews, engages with artists who are pioneering a new trend to create hubs of activity away from traditional art spaces in cities to follow a non-hierarchal practice that is de-centralized and communally based. This book will be of great interest to academic readers concerned with issues related to environmental aesthetics, eco-design, eco-criticism, culture, heritage, memory, and identity, and those interested in the current debates on the place of aesthetics and culture in sustainability.

Fundamental Trends in City Development

Just as the community of Ulassai, through the work of Maria Lai, has metaphorically been saved from the collapse of the mountain, rediscovering its own ethnic roots and historic memory (Menna 2006). It often happens that artists, ...

Fundamental Trends in City Development

The Reinvented City reflects on externity, the principal feature of a reinvented city. Three basic trends of the city are investigated; "discomposed", "generic" and "segregated" phenomena with the loss of the city as a space of social interaction and communication. Important questions are posed: What is the true public sphere in contemporary societies? What is the contemporary public space corresponding to it? In what way can the city project construct contemporary public space?

Between Race and Ethnicity

Nha Maria Lai had returned recently from such a house . They probably had very pretty things inside , judging from what Nh Maria Lai had brought . Spring mattress beds , a gramophone , a pianola , a chest of drawers , fine China , a ton ...

Between Race and Ethnicity

Cape Verdean Americans are the only major group of Americans to have made the voyage from Africa to the United States voluntarily. Their homeland, a drought-stricken archipelago off the west coast of Africa, had long been colonized by the Portuguese. Arriving in New England first as crew members of whaling vessels, these Afro-Portuguese immigrants later came as permanent settlers in their own packet ships. They were employed in the cranberry industry, on the docks, and as domestic workers. Marilyn Halter combines oral history with analyses of ships' records to create a detailed picture of the history and adaptation patterns of the Cape Verdean Americans, who identified themselves in terms of ethnicity but whose mixed African-European ancestry led their new society to view them as a racial group. Halter emphasizes racial and ethnic identity formation among Cape Verdeans, who adjusted to their new life by setting themselves apart from the African American community while attempting to shrug off white society's exclusionary tactics. Ethnographic analysis of rural life on the bogs of Cape Cod is contrasted with the New Bedford, Massachusetts, urban community to show how the immigrants established their own social and religious groups and maintained their Crioulo customs.

Architecture Festival and the City

47 Berengo Gardin P. & Finelli L. (1981/82) Giulia Petrucci inserts an “ultima (della solidarietà)” incorporated into the Maria Lai performance in this chapter. 48 Cabizzosu, G. (2014) vol. 2 pp. 323, 328, 331. 49 Sardu, C., et al.

Architecture  Festival and the City

Historically the urban festival served as an occasion for affirming shared convictions and identities in the life of the city. Whether religious or civic in nature, these events provided tangible expressions of social, cultural, political, and religious cohesion, often reaffirming a particular shared ethos within diverse urban landscapes. Architecture has long served as a key aspect of this process exhibiting continuity in the flux of these representations through the parading of elaborate ceremonial floats, the construction of temporary buildings, the ‘dressing’ of existing urban space, the alternative occupations of the everyday, and the construction of new buildings and spaces which then become a part of the background fabric of the city. This book examines how festivals can be used as a lens to examine the relationship between city and citizen and questions whether this is fixed through time, or has been transformed as a response to changes in the modern urban condition. Architecture, Festival and the City looks at the multilayered nature of a diverse selection of festivals and the way they incorporate both orderly (authoritative) and disorderly (subversive) components. The aim is to reveal how the civic nature of urban space is utilised through festival to represent ideas of belonging and identity. Recent political and social gatherings also raise questions about the relationship of these events to ‘ritual’ and whether traditional practices can serve as meaningful references in the twenty-first century.

Reimagining the Italian South

I also want to thank the Archivio Maria Lai for granting permission for the work by Maria Lai reproduced on the cover. Elia A.G. Arfini has been the most patient, good-humoured and caring of friends, and especially so during the ...

Reimagining the Italian South

Images of southern Italy as a place of arrival for migrants with different origins and backgrounds have in recent years proliferated in Italian media as well as in contemporary Italian literature and cinema. The unprecedented perspective which presents the mezzogiorno as a place where people arrive, and not only as a place of departure, constitutes a major change in the collective imaginary on the region and fosters new engagements with its migratory histories. This book presents one of the first studies to focus entirely, through in-depth readings of a range of contemporary literary and cinematic texts, on the representation of contemporary migration to southern Italy, and on the concomitant changes in the tradition of representation of the region. Informed by translation theory, and by decolonial, queer and feminist critique, this innovative study zeroes in on the mutual construction of race, gender and sexuality, and on the translation and hybridization of languages and cultures at the southern border. By giving a rich and compelling account of texts which tell multiple stories of mobility from, to and through the South, this book traces the emergence of a transnational imaginary of the mezzogiorno which offers useful tools for an urgent reconfiguration of collective and individual identities.

People Planet and Profit

MARIA LAI-LING LAM Abstract This chapter is based on my seven years of fieldwork in China (2006–2012) researching into the perceptions of 30 Chinese executives from 20 different foreign multinational corporations (MNCs) about their ...

People  Planet and Profit

It is no longer the case that it’s only society which benefits from CSR actions. A corporation actually helps itself when operating sustainably and does well because of its triple bottom line actions. The editors of People, Planet and Profit believe that whilst Corporate Social Responsibility is by now a familiar concept to academics or practitioners, insufficient attention has been paid to the end product of CSR in practice, which they define in terms of social and economic developmental effect. The contributions in this edited volume explain the developmental aspect of CSR from a conceptual perspective and provide empirical evidence of the impact of CSR delivery on stakeholders in different corners of the World. The emphasis is on what corporations take from and give back to their stakeholders whilst trying to behave in a corporately responsible fashion. Stakeholders, including employees, customers, host communities, governments and NGOs have diverse interests and expectations of CSR. This gives rise to questions about whether the activities corporations support are the ones today’s stakeholders need; whether the CSR programmes being delivered are adequate; and about the relationship between the corporations’ view of what constitutes CSR and that of the supposed beneficiaries. This book offers thoughtful answers to these questions and assesses the outcomes of corporate activities both in developed and developing countries and regions, in terms of economic progress and social and political advancement.

Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005

Kumpulainen, Kristiina Kunau, Gabriele Kunichika, Hidenobu Laferrière, Therese Lagos, Maria Lai, Lee Sau Lakkala, Minna Lamon, Mary LeBaron, Curtis Dale Lee, Sau-lai Leong, Mun-Kew Liu, Lei Lonn, Steve Lund, Kristine Macbeth, ...

Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005

The Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) conference has become an internationally-recognized forum for the exchange of research findings related to learning in the context of collaborative activity and the exploration of how such learning might be augmented through technology. This text is the proceedings from CSCL 2005 held in Taipei, Taiwan. This conference marked the 10th anniversary of the first CSCL Conference held at Indiana University in 1995. Subsequent meetings have been held at the University of Toronto, Stanford University, University of Maastricht (Netherlands), University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of Bergen (Norway).Just as the first CSCL conference was instrumental in shaping the trajectory of the field in its first decade, the conference in Taipei will play an important role in consolidating an increasingly international and interdisciplinary community and defining the direction of the field for the next 10 years. This volume, and the papers from which it is comprised, will be an important resource for those active in this area of research and for others interested in fostering learning in settings of collaboration.

Multinational Enterprises and the Challenge of Sustainable Development

Maria Lai-Ling Lam 1. INTRODUCTION When many China operations are becoming critical to global supply chain management and under the scrutiny of international organizations, foreign multinational enterprises (MNEs) in China will need to ...

Multinational Enterprises and the Challenge of Sustainable Development

Transnational corporations play a role in the design, diffusion, and consolidation of sustainable development in the context of globalization and multinational firms. In this timely book European and American contributors analyze this role and explore the complex and dynamic phenomena of economic, political, cultural and legal interactions involved. In order to understand this interplay, the authors examine the practices and organizational behaviors used by multinationals in sustainable development. They also discuss the evolving concepts that multinationals hold about sustainable development and corporate social responsibility and how companies reaffirm these philosophies through their strategy and organizational practices such as human resource development, marketing, supply chain, information technology, law, and communications. The authors outline an approach to help identify the key details and motivating factors in decision making. Scholars, students and policy analysts in the fields of business, ecology, economic development and developmental economics and consultants focusing in corporate planning and strategic analysis will find this original collection of great value.

Intelligence Creativity and Fantasy

... October 7-9, 2019, Paris, France Mário S. Ming Kong, Maria do Rosário Monteiro, Maria João Pereira Neto. Figure 3. ... 1993), by Maria Lai, a split stone in the centre of the room symbolises the opposition between heaven and earth.

Intelligence  Creativity and Fantasy

The texts presented in Proportion Harmonies and Identities (PHI) - INTELLIGENCE, CREATIVITY AND FANTASY were compiled with the intent to establish a multidisciplinary platform for the presentation, interaction and dissemination of research. The aim is also to foster the awareness and discussion on the topics of Harmony and Proportion with a focus on different visions relevant to Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Design, Engineering, Social and Natural Sciences, and their importance and benefits for the sense of both individual and community identity. The idea of modernity has been a significant motor for development since the Western Early Modern Age. Its theoretical and practical foundations have become the working tools of scientists, philosophers, and artists, who seek strategies and policies to accelerate the development process in different contexts.

Case Absorption and WH Agreement

Maria lai fa riparare t[ a Giovanni. Maria it(f) makes repair to Giovanni b. ??Mariafaripararlaj t\ a Giovanni. 'Maria makes Giovanni repair it.' Burzio (1986, 238) Burzio (1986) notes that the Accusative clitic triggers agreement on ...

Case Absorption and WH Agreement

The study of A-movement is receiving a lot of attention in recent research under the stimulus of the Minimalist Program. This book provides a principled account of case absorption that gives a precise characterization of the similarities between causative and passive for the first time. It further shows that raising and ECM also involve case absorption, demonstrating the central role that case absorption places in the theory of A-movement. Case Absorption and WH- Agreement is also the first systematic attempt to put a tight constraint on WH-agreement, surveying a wide range of phenomena discussed in the literature to show that despite the superficial morpho-syntactic multiplicity of its realization, WH-agreement is highly restricted because it arises through the interaction between case theory and A-bar processes. This book targets researchers who are interested in the latest developments in the principles-and-parameters approach, as well as those who want to understand central issues in the theory of A-movement.

Algorithmic Game Theory

... Chryssis Harks, Tobias Hoefer, Martin Jain, Shaili Kanellopoulos, Panagiotis Kaporis, Alexis Karanikolas, Nikos Kash, Ian Kontogiannis, Spyros Kovacs, Annamaria Krysta, Piotr Kyropoulou, Maria Lai, John Michaelis, Diethard Mirrokni, ...

Algorithmic Game Theory

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Algorithmic Game Theory, SAGT 2011, held in Amalfi, Italy, in October 2011. The 26 revised full papers presented together with 2 invited lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from 65 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on auctions and advertising, quality of solutions, externalities, mechanism design, complexity, network games, pricing, as well as routing games.

The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages

Among his main works are three Leiche [lais]: a Minneleich [Minnelai], a Kreuzleich [Lai 0f the Holy Cross] and a Marienleich [St. Mary's lai]; see Karl Stackmann, “Frauenlob,” Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters, Verfasserlexikon, ...

The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages

The computer revolution is upon us. The future of books and of reading are debated. Will there be books in the next millennium? Will we still be reading? As uncertain as the answers to these questions might be, as clear is the message about the value of the book expressed by medieval writers. The contributors to the volume The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Ages explore the significance of the written document as the key icon of a whole era. Both philosophers and artists, both poets and clerics wholeheartedly subscribed to the notion that reading and writing represented essential epistemological tools for spiritual, political, religious, and philosophical quests. To gain a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of the medieval book, the contributors to this volume examine pertinent statements by medieval philosophers and French, German, English, Spanish, and Italian poets.

Bioclimatic Approaches in Urban and Building Design

To this end, one of the inspirations within this research was the action work of the Sardinian artist Maria Lai (1919–2013), “Bonding to the mountain”, the first experience of relational art at international level.

Bioclimatic Approaches in Urban and Building Design

This book explores the bioclimatic approach to building design. Constant innovations in the field are evident, including the need to face climate changes and increase the local resilience at different scales (regional, urban, architectural). Differently from other contributions, this book provides a definition of the bioclimatic design approach following a technological and performance-driven vision. It includes one of the largest collection of research voices on the topic, becoming also a critical reference work for bioclimatic theory. It is intended for architects, engineers, researchers, and technicians who have professional and research interests in bioclimatic and in sustainable and technological design issues.

Fundamental Labour Rights in China Legal Implementation and Cultural Logic

Lam, Maria Lai-Ling. 2009. Sustainable development and corporate social responsibility of multinational enterprises in ... Margaret Y.K. Woo and Mary E. Gallagher, 234–268. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Liukkunen, Ulla. 2014.

Fundamental Labour Rights in China   Legal Implementation and Cultural Logic

This volume gathers together chapters that address the theme of implementing fundamental labour rights in China. It explores the legal framework as well as key institutions and other actors along with the socio-economic context involved in interpretation, implementation, enforcement and overall promotion of fundamental labour rights in China. As a collection of chapters, it assembles comparative and mutually complementary perspectives and insights by distinguished scholars from China, Europe and the United States. With its broad perspective on implementation, the book discusses the most topical challenges to realizing fundamental labour rights in China. China was among the founding members of the ILO. With the regulatory approach of the ILO, fundamental labour rights have gained a new foothold as a key pillar in managing the social dimension of globalization. The development of fundamental labour rights protection in China can be viewed as part of a larger development within China’s domestic economic and social transition as well as its integration into the global economic system. While China has ratified four of the eight ILO core conventions, the challenge of effective implementation and enforcement in the domestic context remains. With its in-depth research on fundamental labour rights in the particular cultural context of the Chinese experience, this book studies Chinese labour law from multiple perspectives, at the same time examining the wider role of international labour standards in developing Chinese law and society. This volume is a remarkable enlargement of existing scholarship on international labour standards, on the one hand, and fundamental labour rights in China on the other. These chapters thoroughly analyse the legal and institutional framework for implementing labour law in China. Among the topics covered are fundamental labour rights including freedom from forced labour, prohibition of use of child labour and non-discrimination. In addition, this volume benefits from socio-historical observations on the cultural logics that inform implementation of fundamental labour rights in China in which the history and current development of Chinese labour law are equally reflected with substantive depth.

Innovation in Business and Enterprise Technologies and Frameworks

Maria Lai-ling Ling is Professor of Business Administration at Malone University, Canton, Ohio, U.S. She holds the degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Art in Religion Studies, ...

Innovation in Business and Enterprise  Technologies and Frameworks

Innovation is essential to maintaining organizations' long-term stability and increasing both the quality and value of goods and services.Innovation in Business and Enterprise: Technologies and Frameworks focuses on managing innovation through bridging gaps created from theories, relative advantages or competitiveness, social differences, and innovation capability and performance.

Journal of the National Cancer Institute

... Frankie Mo , Maria Lai , Stephen Ho , Dolly P. Huang , Philip J. Johnson residual microscopic disease that is not ... Although mary treatment or adjuvant therapy , and those at low risk of NPC at early stages can be cured by radical ...

Journal of the National Cancer Institute


Abitare Annual

Nel bianco della pietra s'innesta il colore del grande triangolo orientato verso la chiesa di Santa Barbara : sorta di simbolica passatoia ( disegnata da Maria Lai ) che dalla strada introduce al luogo sacro , l'inserto poeticamente ...

Abitare Annual


Internet and Network Economics

Fu, Hu Gairing, Martin Gallotti, Vasco Goel, Gagan Gonen, Rica Gravin, Nikolay Guo, Mingyu Haghpanah, Nima Hua, Xia Jain, Kamal Kanellopoulos, Panagiotis Karande, Chinmay Koch, Ronald Kovacs, Annamaria Kyropoulou, Maria Lai, ...

Internet and Network Economics

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Internet and Network Economics, WINE 2011, held in Singapore, in December 2011. The 31 revised full papers and 5 revised short papers presented together with the abstracts of 3 papers about work in progress were carefully reviewed and selected from 100 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on algorithmic game theory, algorithmic mechanism design, computational advertising, computational social choice, convergence and learning in games, economics aspects of security and privacy, information and attention economics, network games and social networks.

Under Construction

Performing Critical Identity Marie-Anne Kohl ... This movement was already taking shape in the early 1980s, for example, with Maria Lai's celebrated installation Legarsi alla 1 Keeping in line with (Subrizi 2008): on the one hand, ...

Under Construction

While currently identitarian ideologies and essentialist notions of identity that tend to simplify and reduce life experience to simple factors are globally regaining massive attention, it becomes inevitable to recollect the thorough discussions of identity concepts of the past three decades. It also calls for an ever keener awareness of and capacity to deal with the complexity and diversity of the world we live in. Artists play a major role in the potential reflection and transformation of perceptions and conceptions of the world – musicians, dancers, choreographers, spoken word artists, performance artists, actors, also fine art, installation, media artists or photographers alike. “Performing critical identity” points to performative practices of artists that bring to the fore a critical (self-)awareness and (self-)positioning concerning identification and belonging. Social identities such as gender, sexuality, race, class, dis/ability, age or non/religiosity are closely linked to the historical, social, regional and political dimensions of their formation. From this perspective, identities are hardly one-dimensional but complex and intersectional, and are rather to be thought of as a process of identification and belonging than as a consistent essence. As different, maybe contradictory among themselves, as they are, the performative works of artists such as Lerato Shadi, Liad Hussein Kantorowicz, Nora Chipaumire, Shu Lea Cheang, Zanele Muholi, Ohno Kazuo, Anohni Hegarty, Neo Hülcker, “We’re Muslim. Don’t Panic” or of theatre collectives such as RambaZamba and Thikwa Theater in Berlin or Theater Hora in Zurich, to name but a very small quite random selection of artists, share a critical approach towards hegemonic norms or stereotyping of identities and their representations, and empower diversity. This edition puts a specific focus on the performativity of the aesthetic practices, and wants to explore different artistic approaches, strategies, tactics and perspectives of artists when they address identity issues, when they target power relations and structures of oppression and inequality, when they empower concepts of diversity. This Call for Papers invites academic as well as artistic contributions that delve into case studies of artists performing critical identity or into more general theoretical reflections on the subject. Contributions can relate to, but are not limited to following topics: - intersectionality - subversion - (self-)empowerment - resistance - subalternity - exploitation - manipulation - (anti-)feminism - appropriation - cultural globalisation - transculturality - hybrid identities - collectives - body - stage - audience - de-/construction of the difference of aesthetic genres and of high/popular culture - capitalism - colonialism - (re-)production of exclusion Dr. Marie-Anne Kohl Editor

The Gentleman s Magazine

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The Gentleman s Magazine

Contains opinions and comment on other currently published newspapers and magazines, a selection of poetry, essays, historical events, voyages, news (foreign and domestic) including news of North America, a register of the month's new publications, a calendar of forthcoming trade fairs, a summary of monthly events, vital statistics (births, deaths, marriages), preferments, commodity prices. Samuel Johnson contributed parliamentary reports as "Debates of the Senate of Magna Lilliputia."