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2012 Programme

Event #25

Gustavo Pietropolli Charmet

Teenagers in school: studying the past, ignoring the future

Teenagers are coming to grips with the fear that there may be no future where they can grow and express their “social self”. At such a crucial juncture in their lives they are threatened with not finding in school the educational support they need to reorganize their hopes and expectations. They often have the impression that the disciplines they study are too past-oriented. They feel that the educational system is outdated in terms of methods, of relational style and of goals. Their teachers’ educational methods are often outdated and encourage defeatism in looking at the future. In addition to that, the ongoing economic crisis obliges societies to proclaim a “state of educational emergency”. It is urgent to make the future thinkable again for teenagers, to prepare them to under stand society, ecology, the management of the territory and all that can help them enter into their mature life.


Gustavo Pietropolli Charmet

is a psychotherapist with a background in psychoanalysis and a specialization in psychiatry. He has headed psychiatry hospital divisions, has been director of the School of Specialization in Psychology of the Life Cycle, and is professor of Dynamic Psychology at Milan’s Bicocca University. He is president of the Istituto Minotauro, of the CAF-Onlus, director of the A.R.P.Ad-Minotauro School of Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy, and head of Milan’s Crisis Center. Following are some of his books published by Franco Angeli: Ragazzi sregolati (2001), Crisis center (2003), Manuale di psicologia dell’adolescenza: compiti e conflitti (with A. Maggiolini, 2004). Mondadori published his 2006 book Non è colpa delle mamme; his 2009 book Uccidersi, written with A. Piotti, was published by Raffaello Cortina; Laterza published in 2008 Fragile e spavaldo. Ritratto dell’adolescente di oggi (eight editions) and Che cosa farò da grande? (2012), both in the series ‘i libri del Festival della Mente’.

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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


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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