Hello everyone, and welcome to my blog!
I am an Italian creative person, and Master of Arts, with transferable skills. I attended the MA in applied imaginations at Central St. Martin’s College of Arts and Design, and I’ve been practicing internationally as Art Director, Photographer and Editor, for over 25 years. My background in strongly focused on creative communications, new media and contemporary arts, the industry of fashion, publishing houses, music and advertising. In the past I developed a project about Art in Therapy combined with new technologies, and this continues to be a great interest of mine. I publish on exhibitions of modern and contemporary arts, cinema, book and music reviews, and I interview people from the star system. I am currently working on a book on contemporary photography.
I am presently attending a PgCert in Academic Practice, and I am an Associate Lecturer of the MA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central St. Martin’s, The Granary Sq.
The reason why I chose to become a Lecturer, it is due to my strong will of “giving something back” to the Educational Institute, that has helped me to become the person, and practitioner I am. The course in Applied Imagination (that back then was named “Design Studies”) has been a turning point in my career, and it has contributed to shape my social identity. At times it’s been hard to show the people, how “transferable skills”, and being “broad” can be a “plus”, rather than “someone hard to place”. My methodology at work is researched based, I am a problem solver, and I tent to address the process rather than the curriculum. It is the project that tells me, what it is the best media in which can be developed, sometimes it takes shape of a photographic exhibition, some other times perhaps a graphic layout or a written article. Quoting one of my favourite films, I might say that “everything is illuminated”.
Hopefully I’ll be able to inspire the students, providing them with something meaningful, useful, and long lasting reflections.
- My website: www.elenarzani.com
- Interviews about me (in Italian language): “Elena Arzani: Il mondo dei fotografi in tacchi a spillo” (Metal in Italy Magazine) / Special Guest Artist of “Frattura Scomposta Contemporary Art Magazine” no. 8
- Social Networks:
- Instagram: @elenaarzani / @arzanicurates
- Facebook: Elena Arzani / Elena Arzani – Agenda of Photography, Music and Design
- Twitter: @elenaarzani