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The Creative Industry Under Quarantine - E04 CECILIA SALA

Cecilia Sala shares his new daily routine

The Creative Industry Under Quarantine - E04 CECILIA SALA Cecilia Sala shares his new daily routine

As written by the co-founder of nss Walter D'Aprile in an editorial first published on Highsnobiety, then on nss magazineCoronavirus is the first shared experience in a globalized world. For almost a month now, the entire world had to give up to the urgency of adopting the extreme measures showed by the so-called "Wuhan model": following the Chinese city, Italy was just the first of many Countries to be afflicted by the spread of the virus. There is no way to predict the consequences, but they will affect us on every level, both humanly and professionally.

Following the first episodes with Gilda Ambrosio and Giorgia Tordini from THE ATTICO, Loris Messina and Simone Rizzo from SUNNEI and NOWFASHION editor-in-chief Gianluca Cantaronss magazine wanted to reach someone who doesn't directly work in the fashion world: Cecilia Sala, a young journalist working for many important Italian magazine and newspapers (Rai3Vanity FairWired), who got recently included among the 100 Under 30 to Keep an Eye on by Forbes.

#1 Describe your typical quarantine day

I scheduled my cigarettes, for a start. Then, I cook more than my grandma's in the festivities. I listen to many podcasts, my favorite one is In the dark, the one that got Curtis Folwers out of jail.


#2 Your first thought when you realized that Coronavirus was a real and concrete issue

Everybody's talking about this virus as if it's some sort of war, so right now I'm on the same spot - even if I don't know if staying at home, watching videos on YouTube and buy stuff on Amazon can be compared to "being at war" - but my first thought was that this is going to be as the year 1968. I know, it sounds crazy, because this pandemic is a tragedy, while '68 was not - and it didn't come unexpected. But follow my lead: after this crisis, we're going to live a radical change of our leadership. The world is going to look completely different and all the protagonists of what happened "before" will not be able to find their coordinates to live in the "after". So, in this sense the change is going to be huge, just like it happened in 1968. I know that we all hate the world "storytelling", but in this case it's important to understand that the storytelling of our present will be not enough once we'll be gone through this crisis.

#3 The app you're using the most in this period

Learn Farsi Pro, to learn Persian.


#4 Your biggest fear and what you miss the most

I miss my travels: I'm a foreign correspondent, so I'll not be able to exercise my profession for a while. I hope that this won't sound irresponsible, but I don't think that I fear this pandemic.


#5 The most pleasing surprise of this quarantine

AZ, Un fatto come e perché by Ennio Mastrostefano, streaming on Raiplay. As well as Linea Rovente. I love Raiplay.


#6 Your soundtrack or the album you've been listening non-stop

Merce Funebre by Tutti Fenomeni.


#7 Your tip for creative people who are having trouble with this time of standstill

If you don't live in the city, please light your fireplace.


#8 Are you already planning your post-quarantine?

I had to go to New Delhi, India for work. I'd love to recover this project as soon as I can.