Lungo Dora Napoli

“Teranga in Wolof means hospitality and community, it is the Senegalese way of life: everyone says hello even if they don’t know each other, they ask you about the family”. Ewa is 22 years old, she was born and raised in Turin and went to Senegal only twice, attends “Intercultural Communication” at the University of Turin. The first difficulty that a Senegalese encounters in Italy is the language. Failing to communicate means closing in on Read more…

ToNite

Lungo Dora Firenze

“My life flows like the river behind me, without stopping whatever obstacles it encounters, it shapes itself and overcomes it”. Syed is 29 years old; he comes from Pakistan, he works during the day and studies at night: he is an operator in a reception centre and will soon graduate in Aerospace Engineering at the Turin Polytechnic. “I will be the first engineer from my home village, a huge achievement that will pave the way Read more…

Ponte Mosca

The Night of Destiny will fall tonight, it is the most important night of Ramadam in which Muslims will recite the entire Koran. Maali tells it on Mosca Bridge, one of the places at the centre of ToNite’s narrative. The Thousand Nights on the Dora is a collection of biographies of the inhabitants who collectively tell the neighbourhood, stimulating the creation of a cohesive and inclusive community starting from the knowledge of the stories of Read more…

Ponte Carpanini

“Every day I cross this bridge that connects two worlds: the one in which I sleep and the one in which I live. I travelled half the world always staying in Turin”. Francesca, a young student of intercultural mediation, is the protagonist of the second of the Thousand Nights on the Dora, the narrative project that accompanies ToNite. It is a set of biographies collected among the inhabitants of the neighbourhoods crossed by the Dora, Read more…

Lungo Dora Savona

Aurora in Chinese is a word made up of two characters that mean “darkness” and “brightness”, two aspects that complement each other. Sara is 18 years old and crosses the bridges on the Dora to bring and retrieve her brother from school. His story, made up of hours spent at Sermig helping primary school children, of travels to China that feels “home”, as well as Turin, is at the centre of the fifth biography of Read more…