In an era when globalization no longer seems to simply mean the overcoming of national borders, but rather the increasing populist sentiment of isolationism, advocating for intercultural praxis becomes daring. The recognition that our very existence depends on our capacity to forge a different global paradigm has led the authors to identify in intercultural awareness one factor towards an ethical refoundation of cohabitation on the planet.
Maria Giovanna Onorati is PhD - Associate Professor of Sociology of Culture and Comunication at the University of Pollenzo (Italy).
Filippo Bignami holds a PhD in political and social sciences, and is senior researcher and lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI).
Furio Bednarz is Director of the Continuous Training and Innovation Department of the Italian Switzerland cantonal administration.