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Meet the Team of SiracusaCulture

Sergio G. Grasso
Editorial Director

When he was young, he was a voice actor for actors such as Orson Welles and Jeff Goldblum. He is a teacher or Anthropology of alimentation, food-writer, expert and popularizer of social history of food, he curated gastronomic events connected to the representation of food in the art of Caravaggio, Leonardo and Michelangelo. Author and TV presenter, he worked for Rai programmes such as Unomattina, Lineaverde and La prova del cuoco. Creator of the Girotonno of Carloforte and of Mediterraneans in Saudi Arabia and part of manifestations such as the Cous-Cous Fest in San Vito Lo Capo and the Festa del Torrone in Cremona. He writes and is part of the editorial board of SiracusaCulture.

Ingrid S. Kimbell
Editorial Director

In Ortigia, where she has lived for many years, no one would recognise her by her real first name. For everyone she is Susi. She was born and raised in Scotland, where she graduated in history of art and Italian with a dissertation on  L’annunciazione by Antonello da Messina and, quite inevitably she moved to Siracusa. Founder and director of Exedra Mediterranean Center, a center for Study Abroad Programs, she works with foreign institutions for the realisation of courses and study programs for young foreigners. When she isn’t working, she plays the cello in a string quartet, draws, sows, embroids and takes part in theatrical activities. But now she is also in the editorial board of SiracusaCulture.

Francesco Santalucia
Editorial Director

Architect with a passion for the promotion of the cultural and human heritage, he lived a great part of his professional life in Siracusa working on the restoration of monuments such as the Castello Maniace, on repairs such as the one on piazza Duomo, and fighting for the conservation of the landscape. He later directed the Villa del Casale in Piazza Armerina and the Museo Interdisciplinare regionale di Enna with the annexed Museo di Centuripe. After having left the public administration, he curated the exhibit Cerere Exposed. Il cuore della Sicilia a Expo Milano 2015 and he created the cultural Association La palma e l’ulivo with which he continues his work of promotion of the cultural and human heritage.

He now writes and is part of the editorial board of SiracusaCulture.

Antonio Gerbino
Chief Editor

A lifetime spent telling stories with words, pens, type-writers, computers, the camera-lens. The latest one is told in the book  Il patrimonio degli equivoci. Allarme beni culturali in Sicilia  because this is an area which he has dealt with for a long time for work and for personal interest. He directed the organisation of the International Prize for Cinema and Narrative Efebo d’oro for many years, and was a founder of No mafia Memorial. He couldn’t resist the thought of guiding SiracusaCulture and is chief editor.