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2014 Programme

Event #17

Gianni Berengo Gardin, Roberto Koch

Writing with a Camera

Encounters in the pages of books, or real encounters. Gianni Berengo Gardin’s work has always been nurtured by the intellectual influences that stem from his readings and the friends he spends time with. As he himself says, what has influenced his photography the most is “reading”. From Caldwell to Dos Passos, from Faulkner to Hemingway to Steinbeck: these are his favourite authors. Roberto Koch will conduct the great master of photography along his professional path based on his habit of “writing with a camera”, an object that for Berengo Gardin is “like a writer’s pen, a tool used to tell stories”. Indeed, his favourite adventure has always been that of taking pictures that could end up in a book.


Gianni Berengo Gardin

photographer, won the World Press Photo in 1963. In Milan he dedicates his time to news reporting, social analysis, the documentation of architecture and descriptions of the environment. In 1979 he started collaborating with Renzo Piano. In 1995 he won the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. He has many publications to his name (more than 200) as well as exhibitions (more than 200 solo shows). His most recent publications include: Il libro dei libri (Contrasto, 2014), and Storie di un fotografo (ed. Denis Curti, Marsilio, 2014).

Roberto Koch
Roberto Koch

is an editor, curator and photographer, and he organises cultural events linked to photography.  He has led the agency Contrasto, the most important Italian photography production house, since 1986; since 1994 he has also directed the publishing house Cotrasto, which has released more than 400 books devoted to international photography. He is the conceptual designer and president of Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia in Milan.

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Mario Calabresi

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Event #2

Francesco M. Cataluccio

The Epidemic of Immaturity: from Peter Pan to Harry Potter

Event #3

Roberto Esposito

Growing Up Is Hard

Event #4

Philippe Petit

Creativity: the Perfect Crime

Event #5

Emanuela Grimalda

Le difettose (The Flawed)

Event #6

Alessandro Barbero

How Do Wars Break Out? World War I

Event #7

Sofia Bignamini

The Explosion of the Mutants

Event #8

Davide Comazzi, Antonio Piotti, Laura Turuani

Other Mothers, Other Fathers, New Adolescents

Event #9

Peter Cameron, Marco Missiroli

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Event #10

Mauro Ceruti

Europe Risks a New Self-Destruction

Event #11

Massimo Recalcati

Can One Forgive in Love?

Event #12

Giorgio Diritti

The Discovery of the Birth of a Film

Event #13

Matteo Lancini


Event #14

David McCullough jr.

Kids, You Are Not Special!

Event #15

Silvia Vegetti Finzi

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Event #16

Katia Provantini

Surviving Middle School

Event #18

Oscar Farinetti

Lots Can Still Be Done, This Is Why the Future Is Marvellous

Event #19

Paola Mastrocola

The Death of Study

Event #20

Paolo Cornaglia Ferraris, Marcello Massimini

The Secret of the Consciousness and its Measurement

Event #21

Christian Raimo, Michele Serra

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Event #23

Alessandro Barbero

How Do Wars Break Out? World War II

Event #24

Fabio Geda

Absolute beginners

Event #26

Anita Nair

New Identity of the Indian Woman

Event #27

Andrea Boeri, Luca Molinari

A Dialogue on the Spaces (and the Things) We Inhabit

Event #28

Luigi Zoja

Generational Crisis, Male Crisis, Italian Crisis

Event #29

Stefano Arienti, Franco Farinelli

Journey and Adventures in Knowledge

Event #30

Errico Buonanno, Chiara Valerio

My Children, Imaginary Marxists

Event #31

Cesare Moreno

School Drops-Out and Their Antagonists

Event #32

Alfio Maggiolini

From Being Kids “Against” to Being Responsible Ones

Event #33

Chiara Saraceno

Inheritance, Tradition, Generational Changes

Event #34

Beppe Severgnini

Creating Doesn’t Mean Improvising

Event #35

Elena Riva

The Myth of Perfection in Contemporary Femininity

Event #36

Marco Belpoliti

Matteo and His Seven Shirts

Event #37

Salut Salon

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Event #38

Amedeo Balbi, Antonio Pascale

Matter and Freedom: A Dialogue on Free Will

Event #39

Alessandro Barbero

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Evento #25

Daniele Novara

Arguing Is Good for You

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