the first European festival on creativity

2011 Programme

Evento n.26

Franco Borgogno

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

In a sort of imaginary interview, Franco Borgogno, one of the leading figures of contemporary psychoanalysis, offers his testimony on psychoanalytical work, with particular regard to his personal experience. Starting from the story of how he chose this profession, Borgogno investigates his motives, tells about the books, the authors and the colleagues ‘in flesh and bone’ who contributed the most to his formation, and explains his contribution to present-time psychoanalysis. In so doing, Borgogno approaches some central issues: what psychoanalysis means to him, what is the therapeutic role of psychoanalytical treatment, what he thinks about the many inconsistencies between theory and practice.


Franco Borgogno

holds degrees in philosophy and in psychology and is full professor of Clinican Psychology at the university of Turin. He is a training member of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society and of the International Psychoanalytical Association. He has authored a large number of articles and essays published in leading Italian and International journals of psychoanalysis. He often lectures in Europe, in Israel, and in North and South America. He is on the editorial board of Quaderni di Psicoterapia Infantile, the International Forum of Psychoanalysis, American Imago, of the American Journal of Psychoanalysis and the Revista de Psicanálise. He was awarded the 2010 Mary Sigourney Prize. His publications include: La partecipazione affettiva dell’analista (edited for Franco Angeli in 2001); The Vancouver Interview (Borla, 2007). His books Psicoanalisi come percorso (2001), Ferenczi oggi (2004), La signorina che faceva hara-kiri e altri scritti (2011) were published by Bollati Boringhieri.

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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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