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2016 Program

Event #10

Ramak Fazel, Giorgio Vasta, Michele Lupi

Across the American deserts: a voyage through 20th century collective imagination

What remains of a voyage across the American deserts? The blinding light, the dust, the ghost towns and other relics of abandonment collected across eight-thousand kilometers, scattered with unexpected hitches and detours through California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas and Louisiana. Covering this itinerary are Giorgio Vasta and photographer Ramak Fazel. A portrait of America, a reflection on its iconography and an homage to its narrative, the encounter – moderated by Michele Lupi – will link autobiography to considerations in the attempt to understand what happens to places – and to our existence – once the people who inhabited them are gone.

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Ramak Fazel
Ramak Fazel

photographer, is visiting professor at the San Francisco Art Institute. He divides his time between New York, Los Angeles and Milan. His work has been showcased at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, at the 14th Biennial of Architecture in venice and at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, among other locations.

Michele Lupi

directs the magazines Icon, Flair and the new Icon Design. In 2003 he founded the Italian edition of Rolling Stone. He was the director of GQ Italia from 2006 to 2011, then directed RS for three more years. He published the book Racers (Feltrinelli) in 2003.

Giorgio Vasta
Giorgio Vasta

is author of the novels Il tempo materiale (minimum fax, 2008), Spaesamento (Laterza, 2010), Presente (Einaudi, 2012, with A. Bajani, M. Murgia, P. Nori). He wrote the screenplay for the film Via Castellana Bandiera (2013) with Emma Dante. He collaborates with Il Sole 24 Ore, la Repubblica, Il Venerdì and il manifesto.

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Event #1

Salvatore Veca

An idea of public space

Event #2

Jonathan Safran Foer, Ranieri Polese

That place called “home”

Event #3

Matteo Nucci, Valentina Carnelutti

The space of words: Helen and Odysseus

Event #5

Guido Tonelli

The birth of space (and time)

Event #5 BIS

Guido Tonelli

The birth of space (and time)

Event #6

Alessandro Barbero

The space of war. The First Italian War of Independence

Event #7

Alberto Mantovani

Immunity and the brain: a dialogue between two chief systems. From memory to vaccines.

Event #9

Valerio Magrelli, Andrea Gentile

Tv series: a newly emerged continent

Event #10

Ramak Fazel, Giorgio Vasta, Michele Lupi

Across the American deserts: a voyage through 20th century collective imagination

Event #11

Dominique Cardon

What do algorithms think of?

Event #13

Lamberto Maffei

The space of rebellion

Event #14

Claudio Bartocci, Chiara Valerio

Other maps, other worlds. Representations of space

Event #16

Giovanni Fabrizio Bignami

From the stars to Life: one, one hundred, one thousand Earths

Event #17

Cino Zucchi, Aldo Colonetti

Architectural space in the past, the present, the future

Event #18

Chiara Saraceno

Families confined and without borders

Event #19

Massimiano Bucchi

The best ideas of our lives. Make room for innovation (the real kind)

Event #20

Matteo Nucci, Valentina Carnelutti

The space of absence: Patroclus and Andromache

Event #21

Giuseppe Cederna

On the other side of the sea

Event #23

Alessandro Barbero

The space of war. The second Italian War of Independence

Event #24

Marco Balzano, Christian Raimo

School is an idea of the world

Event #26

Piergiorgio Odifreddi

Let’s make space for stupidity

Event #27

Attilio Brilli

Voyages through spaces real and imagined

Event #28

Gianpiero Dalla Zuanna

Is there space for us all? The future of European migrations

Event #29

Anna Ottani Cavina

When painters left their studios to paint en plein air

Event #30

Bruno Arpaia, Alessandro Zaccuri

The memory of space. The rubble of climate and rubbish in our homes

Event #31Approfonditamente

Alessandro Dal Lago, Serena Giordano, Ex Voto

Graffiti, tags and murals: when art extends to walls

Event #32

Marco Belpoliti

The poetry of space. Words and drawings on that place we call home

Event #34

Giacomo Rizzolatti, Antonio Gnoli

Mirror neurons: anatomy of a revolutionary discovery

Event #35

Gabriella Caramore

The boundaries of the soul and of the world

Event #36

Valentina Carnelutti, Matteo Nucci

The space of dreams: Penelope e Achilles

Event #37

Marco Martinelli

The joy of the chorus

Event #38

Paolo Rumiz, Alessandro Scillitani

The voice of the road. Words, sounds and images gathered along via Appia

Event #39

Alessandro Barbero

The space of war. The Third Italian War of Independence

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