La Disillusione arises as an encounter of creative minds, of whom it collects and gathers the ideas, creating a sounding board which aims to have them diffused. University students from different fields of interest constitute the entire editorial board of La Disillusione: from Politics to Literature, from Cinema to Psychology, from Arts to Natural Sciences. The group’s leitmotiv is the will to collaborate for the creation of an innovative and original project, enhancing personal creativity.
Disillusionment has been following our generation since its earliest youth, of whom this project strives to become a manifesto. The financial crisis, political instability, climate change, the rise of individualism, the collapse of ideologies: such is the background where we have grown up. The generation with the highest number of resources and possibilities in the whole History has been deprived of its greatest possibility: to have any kind of illusion. “The degree is useless” “You’ll never find a job” “Voting is pointless, nothing will change” “You’ll never reach independence”: we are daily immersed in such sentences which have gradually turned into self-imposed limits and excuses for failure. We therefore feel the need to emerge from this still and deep sea, by paradoxes and uncertainty contaminated. The solution may only be one: the synthesis of ideas.
Something needs to arise from disillusionment: it shall be a realisation of the reality, instead of a surrender to it. Thus, the final purpose of this project, more than a mere magazine, is a shared space where each author may freely express his or her vision of the reality, through a variety of contents from a critic or artistic point of view. Hence, every production of La Disillusione intends to either explicitly or implicitly express a prepositive idea, rather than an idea for the idea’s sake.
Disillusionment is the agnosticism of hope.