the first European festival on creativity

2012 Program

Event #28

Mauro Agnoletti, Ilaria Borletti Buitoni

Culture, environment, landscape. For a possible, sustainable future

The Italian landscape does not only reflect the country’s recent history: it is our very identity. Be it urban, natural or agricultural, in the past thirty years Italy’s landscape has undergone constant changes but little or no attention had been paid to the artistic heritage that makes it unique or to the damage done by construction work to the soil. Starting over from culture means not only to recover the pride of being Italian but also to develop the country’s talent. For the modern notion of landscape, understood as an economic, environmental and social resource rather than an elitist phenomenon, requires a change in the models proposed by politics, as well as in the culture. This dialogue between two great experts who are personally committed to safeguarding the Italian landscape will take place 10 months after the floods that destroyed the area of La Spezia and the Lunigiana.


Mauro Agnoletti

is Professor of Rural Territory Planning and History of the Environment at the Department of Agronomy of the University of Florence. He is coordinator of the Laboratory on Landscape and Cultural Heritage and that of Landscape at the Ministry of Agriculture. He is a consultant to the Council of Europe for the E.U. Landscape Convention. He is part of the steering committee of the International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations. He has coordinated the National Catalogue of Historic Rural Landscapes.

Ilaria Borletti Buitoni

has been President of FAI-Italy’s Environmental Fund since 2010. In 1993 she was one of the founders of Amref Italia, an NGO that set up health and educational programs for Africa. She has worked for the Summit of Solidarity, an umbrella organization including the leading no-profit agencies in the field of welfare and scientific research, created to promote a culture of no-profit organizations and transparency in donations. She is a member of the Consiglio Superiore of Banca d’Italia since 2012. She wrote Per un’Italia possibile. La cultura salver il nostro Paese? (Mondadori Electa, 2012).

All theevents2012


Event #1

Gustavo Zagrebelsky

The right to culture, the responsibility of knowledge

Event #2

Marco Santagata

Dante: an egocentric or a prophet? Creativity and writing as a mission

Event #3

Anna Salvo

Sorrow is like a telescope that helps us look into the distance: creatività and suffering

Event #4

Andrea Moro

I speak, therefore I am Like the starry sky: visions of language across the centuries

Event #5

Giulia Lazzarini

WALL – before and after Basaglia

Event #6

Alfredo Lacosegliaz, Paolo Rumiz

I Narrabondi. A reading in music

Event #7

Alessandro Barbero

How did women think in the Middle Ages? St. Catherine of Siena

Event #8

Luca Scarlini

Dancing thought: the body as a thinking mechanism

Event #9

Duccio Demetrio

The tenth Muse: Writing and its myths

Event #10

Giuseppe Civitarese

Get out your colors! Dreaming as the mind’s poetic function

Event #12

Franco Cordero

The phobia of thinking

Event #13


The artist as sacred parasite

Event #14

Marino Niola

Between organic and divine. Food as knowledge, resistance and penance

Event #15

Giacomo Marramao

Power, creativity, change

Event #17

Ascanio Celestini

How stories are born

Event #18

Erri De Luca

Words as tools

Event #19

Ruggero Pierantoni

It’s all a matter of size

Event #20

Andrea Moro

I speak, therefore I am The hidden waft: the secrets of language

Event #21

Marc Augé

The primacy of knowledge

Event #22

Enzo Moscato

Toledo Suite. Concerto spettacolo

Event #23

Alessandro Barbero

How did women think in the Middle Ages? Christine de Pizan

Event #24

Gianfranco Capitta, Rafael Spregelburd

Seven sins that make life possible

Event #25

Gustavo Pietropolli Charmet

Teenagers in school: studying the past, ignoring the future

Event #28

Mauro Agnoletti, Ilaria Borletti Buitoni

Culture, environment, landscape. For a possible, sustainable future

Event #30

Sergio Givone

Invention and discovery. About creation

Event #31

Jacopo Perfetti

La Street Art e il caso Banksy

Event #32

Haim Baharier

Qabbala and an economy of justice

Event #33

Mario Brunello

CELLO AND… hidden voices, revealed voices. A concert

Event #34

Telmo Pievani

When the human mind was born. How we became Homo sapiens

Event #35

Andrea Moro

I speak, therefore I am The word and the flesh: the neurobiology of language

Event #36

Marco Paolini

Of men and dogs. Dedicated to Jack London (music by Lorenzo Monguzzi)

Evento n.11

Paolo Pejrone

For a modern garden—in form and substance

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