What comes first is cultural engagement.
A voice deserves a chance to be heard and respected.
Where does the voice come from? Who is speaking? Who is listening? Who are we ignoring? I am focusing on the voice of Italy: a multicultural community, a multi-immigrant context, which may come with its faults and problems. Giving more possibilities to voices also gives more possibilities to eliminate cultural biases. The way we deal with voices is becoming more and more important in this world. Each page of this book represents a relationship between cities and people. It is run through by a thread, so by following it you can choose with which relationship you want to combine and communicate, or to remain independent. On the other hand, this thread gives this book (community) an open state. The varied openings represent different windows and opportunities that a voice can unlock.
Nan is a Chinese designer who has lived in the United States and Europe. Experiencing different cultures has given her a peculiar understanding of community and diversity.