Astrid carfagnini - research assistant

Astrid Carfagnini

My name is Astrid Carfagnini. I’m a research assistant at the Faculty of Interpretation and Translation of the University of Mons.
 

Who are you?

My name is Astrid Carfagnini. I’m a research assistant at the Faculty of Interpretation and Translation of the University of Mons.  

On which project are you currently working on?

I spend half of my working time teaching interpretation and translation and the rest of it writing my PhD thesis on the mediator’s role in interpreted mediated interactions with migrants and asylum seekers.  

What do you like to do when you are not working?

I like discovering new places, new activities, new projects. I love spending my time with the people I care most. It’s what makes me feel alive! And…I really like listening to people speaking different languages …listening to the sound of it…trying to catch some words, sentences…and maybe understand something? Ah…and I love dancing and the way it makes me feel!  

Song you would like to make us discover?

“A te” by Jovanotti. And recently, I’ve discovered Fabrizio Moro and Bassi Maestro…the lyrics are very interesting…  

A quote, a poem, an advice, which follows you everywhere?

Well, this presentation of mine will be a mess(!) and a mix of different languages…I hope someone will understand something and forgive me :) I’ll quote Vecchioni in one of his songs: “Io conosco poeti che spostano i fiumi con il pensiero, e naviganti infiniti che sanno parlare con il cielo. Chiudi gli occhi, ragazzo, e credi solo a quel che vedi dentro stringi i pugni, ragazzo, Non cambiare un verso della tua canzone, non lasciare un treno fermo alla stazione, non fermarti tu… Sogna, ragazzo, sogna, ti ho lasciato un foglio sulla scrivania, manca solo un verso a quella poesia, puoi finirla tu.”  

How do you feel at Le Phare?

Premier regard : la façade avec cette superbe caravelle qui nous fait déjà voyager… Puis on entre : ces murs en briques, les pots de fleurs, les hamacs, les chaises, tout imbriqué les uns aux autres dans une atmosphère cosy, charmante… Et puis à l’étage : un endroit familial comme je les aime !! Au fur et à mesure que je passe du temps là-bas, je me sens de plus en plus chez moi… Et à l’heure du dîner…j’ai toujours une grande envie de descendre pour profiter de cette superbe salle ou du soleil qui me réchauffe…et des menus qu’ils concoctent pour nous… J’ai découvert un endroit surprenant ! Ce sont surtout les gens qui y sont qui rendent cet endroit plein de vie, de charme et d’une très belle simplicité. Et c’est ici que j’arrive mieux que n’importe où ailleurs à m’isoler mentalement et à écrire ma thèse…espérons que ça portera ses fruits ! :)  

To contact Astrid : at Le Phare !
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