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2018 Programme

Event #24

Beniamino de’ Liguori Carino, Giuseppe Lupo, Alberto Saibene

Adriano Olivetti: building a community

During World War II, when he was exiled in Switzerland, Adriano Olivetti wrote L’ordine politico delle comunità, a book that imagines a new, federalist and autonomist organization of the society. What is community according to Olivetti? Community is a part of the territory that can be walked in one day, and that consists of politic participation, services, culture individual and collective wellness. This is what Adriano Olivetti tried to build, fighting against both indifference and hostility, around the factory of Ivrea from the post-war to 1960, when he died. Today, after the socialist and capitalist crisis, that model became topical again. It is to be studied and told. During the event the documentary Città dell’uomo by Andrea De Sica will be projected. 



Beniamino De’ Liguori Carino is publisher and editorial director of Edizioni di Comunità, a publishing house founded by his grandfather, Adriano Olivetti in 1946. He is the general secretary of the Adriano Olivetti Foundation and vice-president of the Archivio Storico Olivetti Association.

Lupo Giuseppe, scrittore, mano, occhiali © 2010 Giliola CHISTE

Giuseppe Lupo, essayist and story-teller, teaches Italian literature at the Università Cattolica in Brescia. His latest books include La letteratura al tempo di Adiano Olivetti (Edizioni di Comunità, 2016), and Gli anni del nostro incanto (Marsilio, 2017).

saibene nuova

Alberto Saibene is a culture historian, he works in the publishing, cinema, and cultural organization areas. His works include: L’Italia di Adriano Olivetti (2017), Il mondo che nasce (2013) and Città dell’uomo (2016), all published by Edizioni di Comunità.


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Andrea Riccardi

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Jan Brokken, Massimo Cirri

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Olivia Sellerio

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Serena Dandini, Michela Murgia

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Ian Goldin

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Federico Condello

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Cristiano Galbiati

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Giuseppe Festa

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Franco Farinelli

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Massimiliano Valerii

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Stefano Allievi

Immigration: changing everything

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Mario Cucinella

Architecture as a political action and an instrument for territories’ revitalization 


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Esther Perel

Betraying a relationship: reasons for unfaithfulness 

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Antonio Forcellino

The Renaissance emporium – the heart of the artistic community. 


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Kamila Shamsie

In the name of love 

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Hervé Barmasse

My life between zero and 8000

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Alessandro Barbero

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Angélique Del Rey

Against competition

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Alessandro Barbero

World War I: Caporetto 

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Roberto Esposito

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Daniele Zovi

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Dino Pedreschi

Virtual communities: how Big Data reflects society 

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Anna Foa

From community to citizenship: European Jews facing modernity 

Event #34

Matteo Nucci, Davide Livornese

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Gabriele Lolli, Marco Licalzi

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Mimmo Cuticchio

Duelling marionettes 

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Maddalena Crippa

The Widow Merry. Café chantant

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Alessandro Barbero

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Luca Boscardin

Profession… toy designer!

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Fausto Gilberti

This family is a circus!

Event #50Children / Kids

Dino Ticli

Horrible plants and animals

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Claudia Corrent, Luca Quinzani

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Event #55Children / Kids

Giuseppe Festa

Opening our senses to Nature

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Sara Donati

Illuminating portraits

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Magic sandbox. Playing with augmented reality

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Caterina Giannotti, Maria Pia Montagna

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Elena Corniglia

Accessible books for an inclusive community

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Claudia Corrent

Nature's footprints: experiments in blue 

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