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ON WALLS is a small, independent and free research group on walls and practices related to walls (planners, administrators, investors, muralists, graffiti writers, street artists, designers, advertisers…) in the context of contemporary urban environments. Please see the "About" page for more info.

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Simona Stano

simona.stano@gmail.com

PhD student (Semiotics and Communication) at the University of Turin (from January 2011).

Postgraduate studies in Culture of Peace at the UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Spain.

MA in Mass and Multimedia Communication and Semiotics at the University of Turin, Italy.

BA in Communication Studies at the University of Turin, Italy, and Universitat de Valencia, Spain.

Research interests:

Semiotics, Visual Studies, Culture, Anthropology, Ethno-semiotics, Urban studies, Food, Arts.

Publications about walls, graffiti, cities and urban studies:

(2010) “¿Símbolos de guerra o vitrinas de paz? Análisis semiótico de los muros y de los graffiti como medio para la construcción de la paz”, September 2010, http://escolapau.uab.cat/img/programas/musica/simbolos_de_guerra.pdf.

(forthcoming) “Graffiti e  pratiche di ri-scrittura murale. La East Side Gallery di Berlino” in AA.VV., Scrivere la città. Dal segno metropolitano al muralismo artistico, Aracne, Turin.

Other Publications:

(2010) “Sotto il velo dei media. Semiotica dell’hijab tra Oriente e Occidente”, Lexia n. 5, CIRCe, Aracne, Turin, June 2010, 300-321.

(2010) «Sous le voile des médias. Sémiotique du hijab entre l’Orient et l’Occident», Proceedings of the International Congress “Interprétation et Sciences Humaines: Etat des lieux” – Meknès (Morocco), November 2009.

(2009), “Avere prese, dare presa”, translation of Eric Landowski’s essay «Avoir prise, donner prise», Lexia n. 3-4, CIRCe, Aracne, Turin, December 2009, 139-202.

(forthcoming) “Sotto il velo dei media. Semiotica dell’hijab tra Oriente e Occidente” in Quaderni di Donne e Ricerca, CIRSDe, Turin.