the first European festival on creativity

2013 Program

EVENT #12

Nicla Vassallo

Woman is an invention

 

The abstract notion of “woman” is a mere, convenient invention. By the term “woman” would like to capture a feminine essence that we depict to our liking and into which try to force the excessive diversity at all costs. The notion that all women should be essentially similar, should aspire to adapt and adjust to this invention, has only one goal: compelling human beings to think and act in pre-determined ways. Women still continue to be assigned with pre-established social and sexual roles based on the invention of femininity, and without respecting the creative identity of each single one. Women who do not adapt are not considered to be “real” women. Women who instead tray to explore and experience their uniqueness are a richness which is far from being able to express itself.

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Nicla Vassallo

the philosopher, obtained her specialization from King’s College London and is full professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the university of Genoa. Her research focuses on epistemology, metaphysics and gender studies. She has authored or co-authored over one hundred publications. These include: Filosofia delle donne (2007), Teoria della conoscenza (2008) published by Laterza; Piccolo trattato di epistemologia (Codice Edizioni, 2010); Per sentito dire (Feltrinelli, 2011); Conversazioni (illustrated by Francesca Biasetton, Mimesis, 2012). She sits on the boards and the scientific committees of leading scientific journals as well as associations and foundations. She contributes articles on culture and philosophy to Il Sole-24 Ore and La Repubblica’s Friday insert. She was awarded the Viaggio a Siracusa philosophy prize 2011. Her collection of poems Orlando in ordine sparso will be published by Mimesis next October.

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EVENT #1

Guido Rossi

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EVENT #2

Paolo Giordano

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EVENT #3

Alessandra Lemma

The body as a canvas: depicting/defacing the body

EVENT #4

Piergiorgio Odifreddi

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EVENT #6

Ramin Bahrami

Italian Journey. Grand Tour with Bach and Scarlatti

EVENT #7

Alessandro Barbero

Incredible Middle Ages: the Terror of the Year 1000

EVENT #8

Cristina Baldacci, Andrea Pinotti

Archives in art: a new contemporary genre?

EVENT #10

Massimo Cirri, Jonathan Coe

Sense of humour: a lifestyle

EVENT #11

Carlo Freccero

Has TV killed creativity and culture?

EVENT #12

Nicla Vassallo

Woman is an invention

EVENT #13

Massimo Montanari

Speaking of food in times of crisis

EVENT #14

Chandra Livia Candiani

Apprentices of the moon in the meditation room

EVENT #15

Emanuele Trevi

On the other side of things: The Initiation Journey

EVENT #17

Bernard-Henri Lévy

Between art, philosophy and science: the adventures of truth

EVENT #18

Stefano Bartezzaghi, Massimo Recalcati

To inherit or to be creative? Art in the time of disoriented generations

EVENT #19

Gabriella Caramore

Imperfect knowledge

EVENT #21

Ilvo Diamanti

The future? It is past

EVENT #23

Alessandro Barbero

Incredible Middle Ages: The ius primae noctis

EVENT #24

Luca Barcellona

Calligraphy: creativity in writing

EVENT #26

Silvio Garattini

Brain aging: a 3rd millennium epidemic

EVENT #28

Lella Costa

What we talk about when we talk about irony

EVENT #29

Tim Parks

In conversation with literary creativity

EVENT #31

Laura Boella

Empathy, sympathy and compassion: resources for a threatened world?

EVENT #32

Francesca Alfano Miglietti, Antonio Marras

Nulla dies sine linea-Not a day without a line

EVENT #35

Edoardo Boncinelli

What will change our future. The secret brain

EVENT #36

Virgilio Sieni

Before other people’s eyes

EVENT #37

Alessandro Bergonzoni

Stop the geniuscide!

EVENT #38

Alessandro Barbero

Incredible Middle Ages: The flat Earth

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