the first European festival on creativity

2011 Programme

Evento n.19

Enzo Bianchi

Paths of humanization

The French writer Albert Camus once said: ‘Being saints without Godi s the only concrete problem I know of today.’ Paraphrasing those words we may say that the only genuine problem is a spiritual research that aims at making human life into a work of art, a path of full humanization. As human beings, we are not strangers to each other, so we are to listen to each other and to seek together. It is necessary to believe in man, to believe that we can humanize and improve our life together by accepting to look beyond our immediate interests, to a common horizon and a shared hope. Along this path, both believers and non-believers are called to teach each other, show each other, help each other. Our days on Earth are short, and we should live them looking for paths of humanization. The Earth will be more hospitable and life better for all.


Enzo Bianchi

is the prior of the Bose monastic community. He has received an honorary degree in Church History from the university of Turin, and up until 2010 he has taught Biblical Theology at the Milan’s Vita-Salute San Raffaele University. He regularly contributes to La Stampa, la Repubblica, Avvenire and Jesus. He was the founder of the Qiqajon press. He was part of the delegation sent by Pope John Paul II to Ha Moscow to bring Patriarch Alexis II the icon of the Mother of God of Kazan. In 2008 he took part in the Synod of Bishops on ‘The Word of God’ as expert designated by Pope Benedict XVI. Bianchi is a member of the International Academy of Religious Sciences of Brussels and of the International Council of Christians and Jews of London. He has authored many text combining Christian spirituality and humanization paths: I comandamenti. Ama il prossimo tuo (with Massimo Cacciari, il Mulino, 2011); Credere oggi (with Laura Boella, il Margine, 2012); Fede e fiducia (2013) and La sapienza del cuore. Omaggio a Enzo Bianchi (2013) for Einaudi.

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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