the first European festival on creativity

2017 Program

Event #15

Nicola Gardini

The beauty of occurring. Ovid and the network of metamorphoses

The idea of a net can suggest two opposite concepts: containment and propagation. Nets capture and cinch and enclose, or unwind, continue and chase themselves. There are nets that encage and nets that cast bridges. Ovid understands both of these concepts. The hunter’s net, which traps prey, can be found in his writings. But so can the network of infinite connections: a grid that propagates the life of the universe, transforming it. This model of the world becomes a marvelous narration, the Metamorphoses: a system of links and threads, a map of quadrants and modules, an urge for constant variation, where everyone is equal and different, and order knows no other reason but the necessity and beauty of occurring.

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Nicola Gardini
Nicola Gardini

is a professor of Italian literature at Oxford and a contributing critic for majpr Italian newspapers (la Repubblica, Corriere della Sera, la Sunday del Sole 24 Ore) and the Times Literary Supplement; he is a member of the editor’s board of Poesia and Paragone. He has authoered literary essays, novels, poetry collections and poetic translations from Latin and English. His most recent essays are Viva il latino (2016) and Con Ovidio. La felicità di leggere un classico (2017), both published by Garzanti. His novels include Le parole perdute di Amelia Lynd (Feltrinelli, 2012, Premio Viareggio 2013) and La vita non vissuta (Feltrinelli, 2015). He is currently illustrating a poetry book for children which will be published next year by Salani.

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Event #1

Friday 1 September 2017, 05.45 pm

Elena Cattaneo

The networks that are good for science

Event #5

Friday 1 September 2017, 09.15 pm

Marco Albino Ferrari

Enchantment. From Val Grande to the polar icecaps

Event #6

Friday 1 September 2017, 11.00 pm

Alessandro Barbero

Clandestine networks. A network of spies: doctor Sorge in Tokyo

Event #9

Saturday 2 September 2017, 10.00 am

Franco Lorenzoni

Weaving relationships through silence and listening

Event #10

Saturday 2 September 2017, 11.45 am

Axel Fiacco, Massimo Scaglioni

From networks to formats: creativity on television

Event #13

Saturday 2 September 2017, 12.15 pm

Giorgio Manzi

In the web of deep history: Lucy, Neanderthals and other stories

Event #14Approfonditamente

Saturday 2 September 2017, 02.45 pm

Matteo Cerri

Keeping cool: hibernation and the exotic network of its physiology

Event #15

Saturday 2 September 2017, 03.00 pm

Nicola Gardini

The beauty of occurring. Ovid and the network of metamorphoses

Event #24

Saturday 2 September 2017, 11.00 pm

Alessandro Barbero

Clandestine networks. A network of partisans: the GAP groups in Rome and the attack in Via Rasella

Event #26

Sunday 3 September 2017, 10.00 am

Emanuele Biggi

Spiders, silk and spider webs: wonders of the unloved

Event #39

Sunday 3 September 2017, 09.00 pm

Centro Formazione Supereroi

Neverending stories. A challenge in literary improvisation

Event #41

Sunday 3 September 2017, 11.00 pm

Alessandro Barbero

Clandestine networks. A network of terrorists: the Red Brigades and the kidnapping of Aldo Moro

Event #48Children / Kids

Saturday 2 September_11.00 am_5.00 pm

Mook

The art of reclamation. DIY construction of a network of animals

Event #61Children / Kids

Sunday 3 September_4.00 pm_6.00

Else Edizioni

In your own words: from silent books to silk screen printing

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