Archivio is an Italian magazine created with the objective of ‘expanding the frontiers of content creation from archival resources, building on the idea that the life cycle of archives does not end with their inventory, digitalization, and reorganization, but rather it is at that point that they can take on a new lease of life, becoming something vital, of endless potential’.
So a new reimagining of what ‘archive' really means, perhaps. If it sounds highbrow it’s also a very attractive project for a magazine, and Archivio is an accessible, absorbing and thoughtful read, an 'ideas library' or museum you’ll come back to for intellectual nourishment, or as the publishers put it, ‘a favourites bar to refer to when in doubt or out of curiosity’. This high-spec magazine is one of our favourites.
Guido Crepax and Sabrina Ragucci, Folco Quilici, Dacia Maraini and Pino Tovaglia are the guides for our journey backwards and forwards through the twentieth century in the latest issue (08) which is focused on the 1960s, starting with the Autostrada del Sole, a motorway inaugurated in 1964 which runs from Milan to Naples. Valerio Millefoglie, and emblematic of daily life in an Italy that was quickly changing...
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