The orderly creative

When I was a kid, I used to help out in the studio of my uncle, who was a fine art restorer. There, among the paintings, paints, palette knives and brushes, began my initiation into a world of art, of concentration, calm, and attention to detail. At liceo artistico (an arts-focused secondary school), my favourite…

Stand up, copywriter!

For some years now I’ve been a fan of stand-up comedy – essentially a comedian up on stage telling stories to an audience. In Italian it sometimes gets called “cabaret”, which brings to mind Liza Minelli in a bowler hat and black stockings, but that’s another story entirely. In stand-up, the aim of the comedian,…

Performance with method

I grew up in a village that sits amongst hills and vineyards and still today live in the farmhouse where my brothers and cousins and I would play hide-and-seek. I was so good at hiding that nobody could ever find me! Nowadays, at MULTI, it’s me trying to find the hidden clients. The MULTI style…

Du bist nicht aus Zucker! (you’re not made of sugar!)

There’s a story behind my passion for languages. When I was a little girl, my grandmother taught me some words in German. She had met my grandad in Switzerland, where they had both emigrated. They got married at the foot of some Swiss mountains and then came home to Italy together. My journey has followed…

Order and passion

I’m the youngest of four children (three sisters and a boy – the firstborn). I had a very conventional education: primary and middle school, followed by a technical institute specializing in business. After getting my diploma, I joined a small, family-run firm providing services to the public sector. Starting out as receptionist, over time I…

Mr. Yamashiro prefers potatoes

“Herr Yamashiro bevorzugt Kartoffeln” is a novel by Christoph Peters that is as yet unpublished in Italy. Based on real life events, it tells the story of a Japanese ceramics expert who agrees to travel to Germany in the period following the fall of the Berlin wall to oversee the construction of a traditional Japanese…

Lions at nightfall

I am taking a risk. I know what you’re thinking, but I am taking this risk, because I want to tell you what being a lion at nightfall really means, when darkness sets in, at the time of uncertainty, of danger, when rabbits flee, and only those who have strength and courage come out of…