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Alessandro Pilo

Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

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Overview

  • 59 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French, Hungarian
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Post doc researcher, eco-teacher in ...
  • PhD in south american and comparativ...
  • From Sardinia, Italy
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Writing my second book

ABOUT ME

Some things I like:

The sound of the italian word "lieve". Seagulls. Hiking and walking in the nature. Elder couples hand in hand. Keeping a list of the books I've read and the movies I've watched. Smiling to strangers. Living spontaneously. Enjoying of the day and the sun (I'm not a night time person). Listening the well known sound of any of my favourite songs in a place where I hadn't expected it at all. Walking on the sand early in the morning. The sound of a dynamo when I'm cycling late at night in a silent city. Long silences between words. Walking around cities I have never seen before. Hands smelling of orange. Looking outside of a window train. Listening to some music riding a bicycle. Observing people in the street, trying to imagine what are thinking about and feeling empathy for the ones are visibly sad or concerned for something. Staying in the middle of a crowd doesn’t know anything about me. Making people feel comfortable. Bus drivers travelling in opposite direction who wave to each other.

Some things I don't like:

Sexism and machismo. Spending too much time online or in front of a laptop. Using a clock or doing things where I should use one. Driving a car. People raising their voice or shouting. Killing mosquitos. Being forced to satisfy other people expectations. My paranoid need to be immoderately early in an airport, train station or bus station before taking a plane-bus-train. I'm working on it.

PHILOSOPHY

Be your words worthy of the silence they're going to break

The ants together will conquer the elephant

Be the change you want to see in the world

Give every man the ear, but few the voice

Don't judge a person until you've walked two moons in his moccasins

Interests

veganism, literature, underground movies, indie and hardcore music, yoga, travels, cycling, foreign cultures, politics and human rights, urban eco-activism, DIY philosophy, deep conversations, old town centres, long promenades.

Music, Movies & Books

Movies: Waking life, Me and you and everyone we know, Everything is illuminated, Into the wild, Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto, Lake Tahoe, Il gattopardo, Noi Albinoi, 8 e mezzo, Una giornata particolare, Stella, Thank you for smoking, No, Diaz, Breakfast on Pluto, La haine, Waltz with Bashir, Juno, La battaglia di Algeri, Little miss sunshine, The seventh seal, Lugares comunes, Wild strawberries, Zazie dans le metro, Big fish,The reader, Across the universe, Old boy, Le conseguenze dell'amore, La vita degli altri, Blow-up, Dolls, Stalker, Dillinger è morto, Central do Brasil, Shortbus, all movies by Kim ki Duk and Michel Gondry.

Documentaries: When a tree falls, Improvvisamente l'inverno scorso, (Suddenly last winter), Man on wire, The cove, The Darwin's nightmare, The act of killing, Earthlings, Tsunami and the cherry blossom, Sharkwater, Super size me, The take, La hora de los hornos, La ciudad de los fotógrafos, Calle Santa Fe, Un poquito de tanta verdad, Crossing the bridge, Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies A People, The corporation, China blue, Garbage warrior, The garden.

http://www.lastfm.it/user/piluccio Music: Generally all indie bands close to do it yourself and punk attitude. Fugazi, The evens, North of America, The death of Anna Karina, Ryan Harvey, Ghost Mice, Captain Chaos, At the drive in, Shellac, Good Riddance, Kylesa, Love boat, Black lips, Snapcase, 108, Rocky Votolato, Joanna Newsom, Beirut, Cat power, Regina Spektor, Zu, No means no, Sigur Ros, Architecture in Helsinki, Belle and Sebastian, Edward Sharpe and the magnetic zeros, Cocoroise.

http://www.anobii.com/01875632cd9ebfb37f/books

Books that enriched, changed or just saved my life: Quinn/ Ismael Gene Sharp/ The Politics of Nonviolent Action: Power and Struggle-The Methods of Nonviolent Action-Dynamics of Nonviolent Action Julio Cortázar/Historias de cronopios y de famas, Rayuela Roberto Bolaño/Los detectives salvajes Riane Eisler/The Chalice and The Blade: Our History, Our Future Italo Calvino/Palomar, Le città invisibili J.L. Borges/ Ficciones George Perec/ Un Homme qui dort, Espèces d'espaces, La Vie mode d'emploi Raymond Queneau/Zazie dans le métro Kurt Vonnegut/Slaughterhouse 5 Arundhati Roy/ The god of small things Michail Bulgakov/The Master and Margarita Joe Sacco/Palestine, Safe Area Goražde Gipi/ LMVDM La mia vita disegnata male CrimethInc. Workers' Collective/Recipes for Disaster: An Anarchist Cookbook Lussu/Marcia su Roma e dintorni Gunther Grass/ The tin drum Jonathan Safran Foer/ Eating animals Marc Augé/Eloge de la bicyclette Marguerite Yourcenar/Mémoires d'Hadrien Ray Bradbury/Farenheit 451 Susan Sontag/Eichmann in Jerusalem Naomi Klein/ No logo, The Shock doctrine Jeremy Riefkin/The rise and fall of the cattle culture J.M. Coetzee/Disgrace, Diary of a bad year Aldo Nove/Superwoobinda Terzani/Un indovino mi disse Salvatore Satta/Il giorno del giudizio

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Definitely cycling across the Atacama desert of Chile and Rapa Nui-Easter island.

Teach, Learn, Share

I could teach you to cook some tasty and vegan recipes, and above all to cook some typical italian dishes without dairy products and meat. I can share my knowledge about ecology and sustainable issues. I could teach you some italian, spanish or portuguese. I'd like to improve my skills in taking care of a vegetable garden.

Countries I've Visited

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cuba, Germany, Israel, Netherlands, Palestine, State of, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Vatican City State

Countries I've Lived In

Chile, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

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