Luigi Lafasciano is an archaeologist and anthropologist, semi-professional musician and traveller. He has lived and journeyed through several Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Turkey, Greece, France, Spain, Italy) cultivating a multitude of interests in history, cultural anthropology, popular music and culture, and ancient and modern literature.
This variety of perspectives makes him a sensitive cultural operator, particularly inclined to interdisciplinarity and cross-cultural dialogue. As Founder and Director of the Diakron Institute, he administrates the coordination of its projects and educational services, and operates within his project teams as historian and critic of modern cultural phenomena.
His research interests are primarily constituted by the comparative study of the evolution of occidental cultures in their relationship with the sacred. He is currently developing his PHD thesis on the role of the sacred in the constitution of the occidental communities from the Greek Polis to the Early Christian Town, at the University of Salerno (Italy) and the École Pratique des Hautes Études de Paris (France).