the first European festival on creativity

2012 Programme

Evento n.11

Paolo Pejrone

For a modern garden—in form and substance

The garden as a first step in an individual approach to Nature, from the baroque and sophisticated forms of past centuries to the much simpler forms of our time, through the kitchen-garden and the orchard experiences, since gardens adapt to changing periods and tastes… Above all for a healthy garden, where poisons or chemical fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides are banned. A garden where beauty can reign and were common sense can live unchallenged. “Hard work built upon beauty, made of attempts and experiments, that finds in patience the uncertainty of an ephemeral, seasonal success, and in writings the certainty of memory”. An encounter with one of the leading and most renowned landscape architects of Italy, maybe the world.


Paolo Pejrone

is an architect from Turin. He has studied with Russell Page and Roberto Burle Marx. Since the 1970s, he has been designing landscapes in Italy, France, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Greece, England, Germany, Spain, Belgium and Austria. He is a founding member of the Italian Association of Landscape Architecture (A.I.A.P.P.); Italian vice-president of the International Dendrology Society (I.D.S.). He has created and designed the 3-day garden fair at the Castle of Masino, is the founder and president of the Accademia Piemontese del Giardino. He writes for La Stampa, VilleGiardini, RAI and La7. His books include: In giardino non si è mai soli. Diario di un giardiniere curioso (Feltrinelli 2002), Il vero giardiniere non si arrende. Cronache di ordinaria pazienza (Feltrinelli 2003); La pazienza del giardiniere (Einaudi 2009), and I miei giardini (2008), Gli orti felici (2008), Cronache da un giardino (2010), all published by Mondadori Electa.

All theevents2012


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


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)

Evento n.11

Paolo Pejrone

For a modern garden—in form and substance

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