My Raffles

Mask on | Hystory, image and health

The mask, which has recently become very popular, is actually an object that has always been linked to the face and the human psyche. Historians of medicine and society, anthropologists, psychologists, designers, art and fashion historians will discuss it in an interdisciplinary day dedicated to this practical and symbolic tool.


Thursday February 3rd 2022

Raffles Milan, via Felice Casati 16

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First Session

Second Session


First session: 9:30 am

Giorgio Cosmacini

University Vita-Salute San Raffaele of Milan

Masks: meaning and signifier

Vittorio Alessandro Sironi

University of Milan Bicocca

Health masks: stories about health

and medical technology

Ivan Bargna

University of Milan Bicocca

From Mask to Masking:

an anthropology of practices 

Antonio Guerci

University of Genoa and Unesco Chair

"Anthropology of Health"

Anthropology of the Mask: the Medical Masks

of the Museo di Etnomedicina A. Scarpa of Genoa 

Chiara Cappelletto, Marta Calbi

University of Milan

Masks, Bodies and Proprioceptionand

Marco Viola

University of Turin

Mask Psychology

Carlo Forcolini

ADI and Raffles Milan

Design in mask



Second session: 2:30 pm

Franco Achilli

IULM University and Raffles Milan

The Mask Series: The masks of Saul Steinberg

photographed by Inge Morath 

Mariagrabriella Cambiaghi

University of Milan

The Mask in the Theater: Acting with a Covered Face

Alessia Locatelli


Masked Photography 

Marco Rossano


Hiding the face to reveal its essence

Jacqueline Ceresoli

Academy of Fine Arts of Brera and Raffles Milan

The mask of Monstrous iconography

in the global culture

Giorgio Albertini

International School of Comics -

European Academy of Fine Arts Media

The Masked Comic

Sergio Giuntini

Italian Society of Sports History

Fencing and Wrestling: Sports in Disguise

Maria Canella

University of Milan and Raffles Milan

The mask is fashionable

Attendance in presence is allowed only to Super Green Pass holders.

It is mandatory to wear the FFP2 mask and to maintain a minimum distance of one meter between participants.


Raffles Milan T: 3440209122