Guido Viale

Guido Viale was born in Tokyo in 1943 and lives in Milan. He participated in the student movement of 1968 in Turin and was a member of the Lotta Continua group until 1976. He graduated in philosophy at the University of Turin. He worked as a teacher, preceptor, translator, journalist, researcher and consultant. He has carried out studies and economic research with various companies and worked on cooperation projects in Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. He has been a member of the technical and scientific committee of the Italian Agency for Environmental Protection. Among his publications: A Disposable World, Everybody in Taxi, At Home, Government of Garbage, Life and Death of the Car, Virtues that Change the World. With Editions NdA Press of Rimini he published: Evidence of a different world, Ecological conversion, Europe can be reinvented together with refugees and migrants. With Interno4 Editiors he published in 2017, Slessico Familiare, Words worn out - open perspectives, a repertoire for the times to come. In Interno4 Editions he also published in 2018 an updated edition of his important book on the 1968 protest movement.

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