About Us

Tiziano and I were in London, visiting the Tate Modern, when our attention was captured by this artwork, several copies of which sat in a stack, ready for visitors. It has been ten years since that moment.

The painting, framed, hangs in the entrance to our home and has become the new logo for DiverCity Magazine. The double circle is inspired by the work of Félix González-Torres, dated 1988: a white sheet of paper with two golden circles that appear to touch each other, but only appear to: ‘We are synchronized, now and forever.’

The words of a man who is writing to his partner and drawing two clock faces, hoping to take from time what time itself has taken from him. Félix González-Torres was addressing Ross Laycock, who had AIDS and was dying. Infinite time continuously slides away, dramatically poetic, but we can keep a record, conserve memories. Through words: written, spoken, shouted, whispered. We want to try: because words matter.

DiverCity, a European magazine about inclusion and innovation, is a quarterly that was born in March 2018, based on an idea by Valentina Dolciotti and Tiziano Colombi. On this site you’ll find all the articles. Our aim is to collect in one magazine all the voices, passions, projects, initiatives and opinions surrounding the subject of inclusion; to talk about every kind of diversity (lofty ambition) and not just those that are fashionable or the most ‘comfortable’ to talk about, and to do so by involving and giving voice to administrations, associations, organisations, bodies and companies. Happy reading!

Valentina Dolciotti has a degree in Educational Science from the University of Bergamo, and wrote her thesis on TeatroScuola. She worked for eight years with the cooperative AEPER, dealing with education and the prevention of psychiatric distress. In 2012 she completed a training course on ‘Equality through gender rules’ promoted by the Ministry for Equal Opportunities at the Faculty of Law in Bergamo. She then obtained a Master’s in Diversity Management and Gender Equality at the Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini in Roma and became a consultant for inclusion policies. In 2015 she created the first conference on ‘Diversity. How much is diversity worth’ at the Parco Scientifico Tecnologico Kilometro Rosso in Bergamo. In 2017 she published Diversità e Inclusione, dieci dialoghi con diversity manager, published by Guerini Next, a collection of interviews with managers at companies including AXA, ABB, Costa Crociere, ENEL, Ferrovie Dello Stato, IBM, Nuovo Pignone, Philips, TIM and UniCredit. She is a consultant for Boeing, Chiesi, Enel, Philips, Pwc, Gruppo Radici and Sace. In March 2018, together with Tiziano Colombi, she founded DiverCity, a European quarterly on inclusion and innovation, for which she is Direttrice Responsabile (feminine declension of Director in Italian), even though the Italian Order of Journalists has classified her as ‘Direttore’ (masculine declension).

Tiziano Colombi has a degree in Philosophy of Science following his studies with Professor Giulio Giorello at the Università Statale di Milano. He made his debut in 1993 with Il segreto di Cicerone, curated by Luciano Canfora, published by Sellerio. In 2011 he published Santi patroni padani, a series directed by Antonio Moresco for Giovanni Giovannetti’s Effigie. He was one of the founders of Cammina cammina and Stella d’Italia. In 2014 he published Gas. Fritz Haber, inventore dello Zyklon B., with a preface by Telmo Pievani, for Mimesis. In 2015 he wrote Tua, Marguerite Yourcenar, published by Zandonai editore. Preface by Giovanni Sofo. From 2016 until 2018 he was Manager of the Archivio Mariella Bettineschi. In 2018 he founded DiverCity, of which he is Deputy Director, with Valentina Dolciotti.


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