the first European festival on creativity


Andrea Moro


Andrea Moro, Professor of General Linguistics at the Scuola Univestitaria Superiore IUSS of Pavia, studies the link between human languages structure and the brain. He has been visiting scientist at the MIT and at Harvard University. He is member of the Accademia Pontificia di Arti e Lettere. Planning artificial grammars, he showed that language rules are not just arbitrary conventions but are restricted by the neurobiological architecture of the brain. He published essays in various languages, among them Breve storia del verbo essere (Adelphi, 2006) and Le lingue impossibili (Cortina, 2017). He also debut in fiction with the novel Il segreto di Pietramala (La nave di Teseo, 2018) with which he won the Flaiano Award. At the end of August he will publish the essay La razza e la lingua. Sei lezioni contro il razzismo (La nave di Teseo).


The race and the language: the future that does (not) expect us


Beyond the boundaries of Babel


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

Listen to the podcast


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

Listen to the podcast


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

Listen to the podcast
X Download podcast