the first European festival on creativity

2012 Program

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Marco Santagata

Dante: an egocentric or a prophet? Creativity and writing as a mission

Ever since his youth, Dante Alighieri felt his fate was predetermined: in what he saw, did or said—whether in love, in the death of his beloved, in his political defeat or in exile—he would see a sign of destiny, the shadow of an unavoidable fate, the trace of a superior will. Personal fortunes and misfortunes took on the hallmark of exceptionality and necessity. Tank to his unshakable self-esteem he could turn his frustration, insecurity, and acute feeling of social inadequacy into elements of strength, so much so that in the Divine Comedy he reiterated his belief that he was a prophet entrusted with the mission of saving mankind. His universal masterpiece, therefore, in addition to being inextricably linked to the events of his personal life, was influenced by his innermost and contradictory psychological drives. 

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Marco Santagata Marco Santagata has taughtItalian literature and philology in numerous Italian and foreign universities(Sorbonne, Geneva, Nancy, Harvard) and is currently head of the Department ofItalian studies at the Univ. of Pisa. Besides numerous scientific publications,he has also written novels such as:  Papà non era comunista (Guanda, 1996); Il Maestro dei santi pallidi (Guanda,2003) e L’amore in sé (Guanda, 2006).
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Event #1

Gustavo Zagrebelsky

The right to culture, the responsibility of knowledge

Event #2

Marco Santagata

Dante: an egocentric or a prophet? Creativity and writing as a mission

Event #3

Anna Salvo

Sorrow is like a telescope that helps us look into the distance: creatività and suffering

Event #4

Andrea Moro

I speak, therefore I am Like the starry sky: visions of language across the centuries

Event #5

Giulia Lazzarini

WALL – before and after Basaglia

Event #6

Alfredo Lacosegliaz, Paolo Rumiz

I Narrabondi. A reading in music

Event #7

Alessandro Barbero

How did women think in the Middle Ages? St. Catherine of Siena

Event #8

Luca Scarlini

Dancing thought: the body as a thinking mechanism

Event #9

Duccio Demetrio

The tenth Muse: Writing and its myths

Event #10

Giuseppe Civitarese

Get out your colors! Dreaming as the mind’s poetic function

Event #12

Franco Cordero

The phobia of thinking

Event #13

MASBEDO

The artist as sacred parasite

Event #14

Marino Niola

Between organic and divine. Food as knowledge, resistance and penance

Event #15

Giacomo Marramao

Power, creativity, change

Event #17

Ascanio Celestini

How stories are born

Event #18

Erri De Luca

Words as tools

Event #19

Ruggero Pierantoni

It’s all a matter of size

Event #20

Andrea Moro

I speak, therefore I am The hidden waft: the secrets of language

Event #21

Marc Augé

The primacy of knowledge

Event #22

Enzo Moscato

Toledo Suite. Concerto spettacolo

Event #23

Alessandro Barbero

How did women think in the Middle Ages? Christine de Pizan

Event #24

Gianfranco Capitta, Rafael Spregelburd

Seven sins that make life possible

Event #25

Gustavo Pietropolli Charmet

Teenagers in school: studying the past, ignoring the future

Event #28

Mauro Agnoletti, Ilaria Borletti Buitoni

Culture, environment, landscape. For a possible, sustainable future

Event #30

Sergio Givone

Invention and discovery. About creation

Event #31

Jacopo Perfetti

La Street Art e il caso Banksy

Event #32

Haim Baharier

Qabbala and an economy of justice

Event #33

Mario Brunello

CELLO AND… hidden voices, revealed voices. A concert

Event #34

Telmo Pievani

When the human mind was born. How we became Homo sapiens

Event #35

Andrea Moro

I speak, therefore I am The word and the flesh: the neurobiology of language

Event #36

Marco Paolini

Of men and dogs. Dedicated to Jack London (music by Lorenzo Monguzzi)

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Paolo Pejrone

For a modern garden—in form and substance

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