The Contagion Issue



The Contagion Issue
CNR Edizioni –
Edited by Roberto Natalini, Andrea Plazzi
Size 16,8×24,6 cm, 48 pages paperback, colour
Cost 7,00 Euro
ISBN 978-88-8080-190-0
Publishing date September 2020

What’s inside

Sickness is one of the main things that we suppress today, in an era where we are obsessed with physical fitness and perpetually chasing health. It’s a Taboo by definition: it’s difficult to talk about in a detached and objective manner, because by its very nature it creates tension, evoking our desires and instincts.
When faced with a contagious diseases, the obsession is magnified even higher: we don’t know if or when we will fall ill, or who could transmit something to us. That’s how contagion works, and it isn’t always predictable.
This is what CNR-IGM (Institute of Molecular Genetics), CNR-IRPPS (Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies), Paola Barbato (Dylan Dog) and Riccardo Burchielli (John Doe, DMZ) want to tell us about.