the first European festival on creativity

2011 Programme

Evento n.13

Francesca Marzotto Caotorta

The garden of the mind

Much like the shape of clouds, the appearance of every garden depends on what surround sit. In order to make your garden a place of the mind and a plant architecture—a story of earth, water, stones, plants, your outdoors room and your destination, your peace and your memory, the theatre of your excesses, unspeakable ambitions, or recollections—you have to be able to see things which are sometimes as light and intangible as the breeze. You have to be able to define the canons that determine the quality of a garden. To establish them you need to undertake a dialogue with light, time, water, and the surrounding landscape—to consider color’s power of generating emotions. Every season is a scenario toward which plants draw us, a constantly renewed spectacle.


Francesca Marzotto Caotorta

is a landscape artist and a well-known garden expert. She has founded and edited Gardenia, one of Italy’s most widely read gardening magazines, and has designed Milan’s Orticola, the popular flower and plant exhibition and market, of which she is currently vice-president. She has been both guest and host of a number of tv and radio shows, and has contributed to a number of dailies and periodicals, such as la Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, Il Giornale, Casa Vogue, Abitare, Amica, Elle Decor. She has long held a gardening column (Verdissimo) in Il Sole 24 Ore. Her books include: Profumi ritrovati (1980), I segreti dei colori naturali (1982), published by Rizzoli; Viole, with M. Lombardi (Il Sole 24 Ore Edagricole, 1997); All’ombra delle farfalle. Il giardino e le sue storie (Mondadori, 2011).

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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