the first European festival on creativity

2012 Programme

Event #32

Haim Baharier

Qabbala and an economy of justice

A great master of the Qabbalistic tradition used to say: “The truth should be pursued and intelligence should be subjugated nor suffocated. It is necessary to say ‘I do not know’, and study”. Haim Baharier pleads for a return to study, and in so doing, he goes against the grain of the increasingly widespread fashion of rock stars turning to Qabbala in their chase of unrealistic promises against the background of the crisis of the West. Qabbala
has its roots in the biblical text, which leaves room for imagination, generates light, helps understand enigmas. It is like sailing in a sea dotted with buoys but without ever assuming they are fixed: the sailor can drown in certainty or open up to diversity.


Haim Baharier

was born in Paris in 1947, the child of parents of Polish descent who survived the extermination camps. He studied with Léon Askenazi and with the philosopher Emmanuel Lévinas. A mathematician and a psychoanalyst, he is considered to be one of the leading scholars in Jewish thinking and biblical hermeneutics. Baharier is Visiting Professor in the departments of Education Sciences, Sociology, Psychology and Art of many Italian universities, and is often invited to international conferences. He has developed courses in managerial training and development of cognitive abilities based on the hermeneutical approach. He has founded the Binah Center for managerial training in Milan, and also works as a consultant to entrepreneurs. His books include: La Genesi spiegata da mia figlia (Garzanti, 2006), Il Tacchino pensante (Garzanti, 2008); Le Dieci Parole (San Paolo, 2011); Qabbalessico (Giuntina, 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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