For ten years she was part of the folk-electronic band Fiamma Fumana, bringing forward the female vocal tradition of the Mondine of Northern Italy (seasonal rice weeders). Creating an intriguing blend of old Italian dance tunes played to new Italian dance grooves, traditional ballads and state-of-the art electronica. She performed internationally at venues like WOMAD, Womex and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
Through film and photography, Paolos uncovers the stories and histories of migration and diaspora found in Institutional and familiar archives. Bridging the gaps between official and unofficial history.
Paolos is the co-founder of the Milan chapter of Rete G2 (Second Generations Network), a national organization that promotes the human and civic rights of descendants of immigrants in Italy.
In recent years, she has been awarded fellowships at Harvard University, MIT Institute of Technology and Wellesley College.
She’s currently at Tufts University, conceptualizing an educational platform for bringing a plurality of voices, histories, and cultures to the forefront through media and artistic interventions.