Wunderkammers (chambers of wonders) were private collections of exotic and unusual objects, arranged according to merely aesthetic logic. We could describe them as the prototype of modern-day museums.
Wunderkammer, which was published on the magazine L’Espresso to accompany an article by journalist Francesca Sironi, goes digging into the chambers of wonder that are the warehouses of Italian museums.
The stories of humans and wolves have been intertwined since the beginning of time. Our society evolved with the elusive but constant presence of the wolf. The dog was a wolf and is one of the first animals that we domesticated.
It is a fundamental piece of our culture and, for better or worse, is perhaps one of the most evocative animals that humans have ever come into contact with.
With Wolves at the Door, published on National Geographic Italia, tells the story of a still-unresolved conflict thousands of years in the making.
“At the age of twenty-four, I packed my bags, hopped in my car, and from the province of Varese began traveling back and forth between Tuscany and Le Marche to write my thesis on howling wolves. From that day on I was to be a gypsy forever.”
There is a story in Maremma about the time Buffalo Bill challenged the mounted herders known as butteri in Italian to a rodeo. The butteri won, but Buffalo Bill escaped with the profits of the show.