the first European festival on creativity

2011 Programme

Evento N.35

Luce Irigaray

Saving human energy. Breathing: a source of universal sharing

For Luce Irigaray, her psychoanalytical training and her yoga practice are the point of departure for a meditation on pain and on the way to cultivate a natural energy. Psychoanalysis and yoga can be of help there where traditional medicine fails. Yoga in particular can support ailing persons by means of a practice to restore their energy. ‘Much of today’s political and economic discourse deals with the exhaustion of natural reserves, but there is hardly any mention of the natural reserve of human beings themselves. In order to build a more peaceful and happier future, it would be desirable to deal with these first, above all in connection to the environment, nutrition and gender differences. Bringing together the culture of breathing and the culture of love means to create a bridge between the East and the West, but without either one being culturally subjected to the other.’


Luce Irigaray

is head of research at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique in Paris. She has a multi-disciplinary training in philosophy, linguistics, psychology, psychoanalysis, and she has been practicing yoga for more than three decades. She is engaged in the construction of a culture of two subjects, male and female, bearers of different values, but equally important in developing connections and civilizations both within the private sphere and in a world human community. Many of her books have been published in Italian: In tutto il mondo siamo sempre in due (2006), Oltre i propri confini (2007), Sessi e genealogie (2007), all by Dalai; Il mistero di Maria (Paoline Editoriale Libri, 2010); and Essere due (1994), La democrazia comincia a due (1994), L’oblio dell’aria (1996), La via dell’amore (2008), Condividere il mondo (2009), Una nuova cultura dell’energia (2011), all by Bollati Boringhieri.

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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