the first European festival on creativity

2011 Programme

Evento n.1

Chiara Saraceno

Too much inequality hinders everyone’s well-being

Poverty is the most unacceptable form of economic inequality. Poverty is a signal of the difficulty, or impossibility, of adequately satisfying one’s needs in the society one lives in, and of leading one’s life based upon one’s aspirations and abilities. However, there are forms of non-economic inequality that have similar consequences. For instance, a disabled person may be excluded from education or employment. Also, one’s family and/or ethnic background can decisively impact a person’s fate and be a constraint on their opportunities and freedom. Gender often leads persons into different, unequal life experiences, irrespective of the subject’s individual characteristics. All of these phenomena have unfair consequences not only on the persons involved, but also on society as a whole, since they prevent some of its members from fully developing their abilities, and thus impoverish the human quality and the coherence and innovativeness of whole societies.


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Chiara Saraceno

is currently an honorary fellow at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin. E was previously a research professor at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung and taught Family Sociology first at the University of Trento an then in Turin. She has sat on the Commissione di indagine sulla povertà e l’esclusione sociale in Italia and acted as its president (1998-2001). She collaborates with la Repubblica . Her research focuses on family, relationships between generations and gender, social policy, poverty. Her recent publications include: Conciliare famiglia e lavoro (con M. Naldini, il Mulino, 2011), Coppie e famiglie. Non è questione di natura (Feltrinelli, 2012, new edition to eb released in October  2016), Eredità (Rosenberg&Sellier, 2013), Il Welfare (il Mulino, 2014), Il lavoro non basta. La povertà in Europa negli anni della crisi (Feltrinelli, 2015).

All theevents2011


Evento n.1

Chiara Saraceno

Too much inequality hinders everyone’s well-being

Evento n.2

Giuseppe Penone, Sergio Risaliti

Flowing in time like a river pebble

Evento n.3

Kinds of lies

Evento n.4

Edoardo Boncinelli

What is life? Can artificial life exist?

Evento n.6

Zygmunt Bauman

Reflections on the notions of community and network, on social networks and Facebook

Evento n.7

Alessandro Barbero

How did Middle Ages men think? The friar

Evento n.8

Francesco Piccolo

How to write a screenplay

Evento n.10

Maurizio Bettini

Mythological forms of memory in ancient Greece and Rome

Evento n.11

Almudena Grandes, Ranieri Polese

History from the viewpoint of women

Evento n.12

Adriano Prosperi

Crime and forgiveness

Evento n.14

Gian Carlo Calza

Different, eccentric, extraordinary: aesthetics and creativity between Asia and the West

Evento n.16

Marco Belpoliti

As you have seen it on tv

Evento n.17

Salvatore Veca

On philosophical imagination

Evento n.18

Vittorio Gregotti

City, metropolis and urban design

Evento n.19

Enzo Bianchi

Paths of humanization

Evento n.20

Patrizia Cavalli

Poetry knows everything first

Evento n.21

Edoardo Boncinelli

What is life? Life is communication

Evento n.23

Silvio Orlando

Diderot, Rameau and other paradoxes

Evento n.24

Alessandro Barbero

How did Middle Ages men think? The merchant

Evento n.26

Franco Borgogno

In other people’s hearts and minds. A psychoanalyst between tradition and creativity

Evento n.27

Giuseppe Bertolucci, Emanuele Trevi

In words and pictures: cinema and literature

Evento n.28

Michela Marzano

Mind and body: anorexia, or the enigma of desire

Evento n.29

Alfonso Berardinelli

Intellectual types, styles and powers

Evento n.30

Luca Scarlini

The power of images, the images of power

Evento n.31

Felice Cimatti

Mind, communication and language in animals, including Homo sapiens

Evento n.32

Gianpiero Dalla Zuanna

Regretting the families of yesteryear?

Evento n.33

Alberto Manguel

The Muse of impossibility

Evento N.34

Ennio Peres

Mathematics is the game of life

Evento N.35

Luce Irigaray

Saving human energy. Breathing: a source of universal sharing

Evento n.36

Edoardo Boncinelli

What is life? Life yesterday, today and tomorrow

Evento n.37

Sonia Bergamasco, Fabrizio Gifuni

A quiet sunny day. Attilio Bertolucci and Pier Paolo Pasolini, a friendship in verse

Evento n.39

Alessandro Barbero

How did Middle Ages men think? The knight

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