the first European festival on creativity

2011 Programme

Evento n.20

Patrizia Cavalli

Poetry knows everything first

As the brain has two parts, this event is divided in two acts, for discussing poetry and reciting poetry are two different things that cannot be mixed. The tones of the voice and the mental attitudes are so different that trying to mix them risks weakening both of them. So one act, and one voice, to discuss Cavalli’s work as a poet, and another to recite a selection of her poems, arranged according to a principle of inherent and sometimes mysterious connection—the same connection that governs the generation of thoughts. By virtue of language, the poems will find a sort of unity beyond chronology and common discourse.


Patrizia Cavalli

lives in Rome. Considered one of the finest voices of Italian poetry, she has published a few successful collections of verse with Einaudi: Le mie poesie non cambieranno il mondo (1974), Il cielo (1981), Poesie 1974-1992 (1992), L’io singolare proprio mio and Sempre aperto teatro (1999), Pigre divinità e pigra sorte (2006). She has won the P.P. Pasolini International Poetry Award, and the Viareggio-Repaci Literary Award-Poetry Section, with her collection Sempre aperto teatro. Einaudi also published her Italian translation of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, and her translation of Moliere’s Amphitryon was first published in 1981 by Feltrinelli. Nottetempo press has published La guardiana (2005) and La patria (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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