the first European festival on creativity

2012 Programme

Event #15

Giacomo Marramao

Power, creativity, change

After being long neglected the topic of power is back at the center of philosophical consideration. For Giacomo Marramao, the constant of Power—its “heart of darkness”—is seated in a paranoid complex which has been rooted since its origin in a perversion of the logic of identity, an identity obsession viewing all strangers as threats and viewing the stranger’s death or humiliation as a source of life. The innermost nature of power relations is thus shown to be the congealment, ossification and subjugation of creativity. Therefore drawing a line of rupture and op position to Power today means not only ensuring the freedom of transformation of individuals and communities, but above all enhancing their ability to think and to create new worlds that represent an alternative to the current state of things.


Giacomo Marramao

is Professor of Theoretical Philosophy and Political Philosophy at the the University of Roma Tre and Professor of Political Theories at the Department of Political Science of the Sorbonne in Paris. He is the director of the Fondazione Basso, a member of the Collège International de Philosophie and honorary professor at the University of Bucharest, Romania. He has been Visiting Professor to important European, American and Asian universities. In his research he has developed a critical theory of society focusing on the relationship between time and power. Lately he has been dealing with the logic and dynamics of change in the globalized world. His books, translated into many languages, include: Contro il potere. Filosofia e scrittura (Bompiani, 2011); Dopo il Leviatano (1995); Potere e secolarizzazione (1983); La passione del presente (2008); Passaggio a Occidente. Filosofia e globalizzazione (2009). Bollati Boringhieri is about to publish his latest work, Potere.

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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