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    Name: Emanuela a.k.a. Manu
    Surname: Balestrieri
    Born: Italy, 1982
    Lives: Aberdeen, Scotland
    Italian – mother tongue
    English – high intermediate level
    French – un petit peu  


    Master’s Degree in Multimedial & Interactive Arts

    @ BRERA Fine Art Accademy
    Milan, Italy 2011

    Master’s Degree in Decorative Arts
    @ MEDITERRANEA Fine Art Accademy
    Ragusa, Italy 2007

    Diploma in Fine Arts
    @ CAMPAILLA Arts High School
    Modica, Italy 2001

    • Arduino – single board microcontroller
    • Architectural video mapping
    • Interior video mapping
    • New media book & WordPress
    • Multimedial communication and planning
    • Sound technologies, mixing and engineering


    Adobe Photoshop CS6
    Adobe Illustrator CS6
    Adobe Indesign CS6
    Wordpress CMS
    Sculptris - 3D modelling
    MS Office Suite
    WIN OS (98 to 8)
    Mac OS and Ubuntu Linux



    May 2012 – November 2012
    Art direction, marketing and communication
    @ Movimento dal Basso

    April 2012 – September 2012
    Production manager of a documentary on immigration
    @ Opus Mundi

    November 2009 – May 2009
    Graphic design and editing of artist’s books on experimental archeology
    @ Milan’s City Museum of Natural History

    January 2006 – Present
    Article drafting, research and editing of projects on historical monuments
    @ Vindigni & Areddia Architectural Studio

    October 2010 – Present
    Freelance photo-retoucher, graphic and web designer for various companies and individuals.

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    The therapeutic community I Delfini is a youth care centre run by the Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatric Unit of the Niguarda Ca’ Granda Hospital in Milan that can accommodate up to 8 female teenagers aged 13-17 who have displayed signs of psychological distress of varying intensity in their early years.
    An intensive treatment of their symptoms in their teen years may prevent their condition from becoming chronic, and may moreover encourage them to undertake a new growth path which may eventually lead to their re-integration into their original family and community.
    Each year this community hosts a project devoted to artistic expression and the new communication technologies, the workshop for multi-media social art, in which the girls under treatment get a chance to familiarise themselves with various strands of art.
    The workshop’s 2009 edition, which was supervised by multimedia artist Giada Totaro, witnessed the girls’ involvement in a piece of multimedia artwork inspired both by the conception of mirrors as objects as well as by the 1974 film The Mirror by Andrei Tarkovskij.
    Giada Totaro adopted an experimental approach to the link between art-based therapy and art’s new technologies which essentially reversed traditional roles: the girls became the main driving force behind the artwork by doubling as writer, director, editor, actor’s director, director of photography, screenplayer and set designer, while the project curators stepped in as actors under their direction: the girls’ creativity was thus stimulated in an environment devoid of pressure that fully respected their sense of privacy.


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