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2016 Programme

Event #15

Paolo Boccara, Paola Carbone, Giuseppe Riefolo

The analyst at the movies: thinking by images

Much like dreams in a therapy session, the images of a film are not only part of a story do be deciphered, but represent a tool that allows us to understand emotions which we would never have reached if not for the mediation of those figures. Thus, the therapy room becomes a theatre in which the patient projects his own story and the analyst gathers and returns the potential elements that find an echo in his subjectivity. Young people love the cinema: it’s an opportunity to see themselves reflected and give shape to their emotions. But adolescence is not only an age, it’s a potential state that is always current in the mind: the chance for us adults to immerse ourselves in teenage stories, within the darkness of the unlit room, is a precious occasion to retrace our energizing intimacy with our own adolescence.


Paolo Boccara
Paolo Boccara

is a psychiatrist and ordinary member of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society. Since 2008 he has been the director of the Mental Health Department at A.S.L. Roma 2. With G. Riefolo he has published Al cinema dallo psicoanalista (Borla, 2015). He is a permanent member of the Accademia del Cinema Italiano.

Paola Carbone
Paola Carbone

a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, teaches Psychopathology of Adolescence at  Università La Sapienza in Rome and is director of the specialization course in Psychotherapy of adolescence at  ARPAd. Her books include:  Adolescenza, cinema e psicoanalisi (Franco Angeli, 2013).

Giuseppe Riefolo
Giuseppe Riefolo

psychiatrist, is a member of Società Psicoanalitica Italiana, the Italian Society of Psychotherapy. His books include Il film di 50 minuti (Antigone, 2015), Al cinema dallo psicoanalista (con P. Boccara, Borla, 2015). He has directed short films on the topic of mental issues with P. Boccara.

All theevents2016


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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