A conversation between Moky Makura, Executive Director of Africa No Filter, and Adama Sanneh, Moleskine Foundation CEO.

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Adama Sanneh: Hey, how’s it going?


A conversation between Raphael Chikukwa, Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, and Adama Sanneh, Moleskine Foundation CEO.

Adama Sanneh: Hello everybody, I am very excited now to have here with me the brand new Executive Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, you had been one of the protagonists of the National Gallery and now you are the executive director. How does it feel?


A conversation between Sebabatso Manoeli, Senior Director for Strategic Programmes the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity, and Adama Sanneh, Moleskine Foundation CEO.

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Adama Sanneh: When we talk, when I ask you about this idea of this concept that we are exploring of creativity for social change, what would be your three words and why those three words?


A conversation between Heba Y. Amin, multi-media artist, researcher, and lecturer, and Adama Sanneh, Moleskine Foundation CEO.

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Adama Sanneh: Hey Heba, good to see you. How are you?


A conversation between Uzodinma Iweala, CEO of the Africa Center in New York, and Adama Sanneh, Moleskine Foundation CEO.

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This episode was recorded in November 2020.


This text is drawn from the Martini Lecture Bicocca delivered by Filippo Grandi at the Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca in Milan on 22 March 2019.

A growing number of people are uprooted from their homes and countries and are looking to the international community for solutions.


Interview with Rasha Deeb

On a sunny afternoon of the second day of a new year, the artist Rasha Deeb sat down with Anna Jäger to talk about how to translate life effects into painting and sculpture, the irreversible definitiveness of carving wood, the refusal of being put in simplistic categories, and the big man’s fear of small birds.


Roberto Casati: “We simply need to help them. It is not politics,
it is not sociology, it is not ideology. It is the sea itself that asks us.”

When a government member of a democratic country closes the seaports and limits room for manoeuvre of a rescue ship, condemning it to roam the sea with a “load” of shipwrecked people, and exerts pressure on the countries under which flag it sails, some of us see an inhuman act against migrants, others an institutional sloppiness, still others feel that something is not quite right but they accept it for one or another reason.
But this is not the real wound. We are not only talking about an omission, about turning our heads elsewhere: what is at stake here is a…


Federico Alcaro

Creativity is a means of expression for the deepest part of ourselves, of our true self. It is the foundation of the human condition, it pushes us to overcome our limits, moving on a common track and crossing barriers, walls, as well as physical and mental boundaries. Without it, survival as a concept would not exist: all the actions that were taken throughout history to solve a problem would not have been possible without creativity. The endogenous force of creativity lies in its dynamism, in its ability to innovate and to increase awareness in ourselves and in those around us.

Sketch for the notebook
Photo: Federico Alcaro


The AtWork Manifesto

Many, Many (people), 2011 — Pascale-Mhartine Tayou, Moleskine Foundation Collection.

“We have nothing to teach anyone… This inner light that belongs to everyone just asks to come out; and provided that we have the necessary intellectual and human tools, our role is to help this light reveal itself and flourish.”

— Simon Njami

AtWork is an itinerant educational format, conceived by Moleskine Foundation and Simon Njami, that uses the creative process to stimulate critical thinking and debate among the participants. It contributes building a new generation of thinkers. Driven by the conviction that creative skills are key to producing positive change in society and making our collective future, we wish…

Moleskine Foundation

The Moleskine Foundation is a non-profit organization that believes that Creativity and Quality Education are key to producing positive change in society.

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