the first European festival on creativity

2017 Program

Event #17

Claudio Bartocci, Marco Belpoliti

Knots

What exactly is a knot and how many types are there? Boating knots and the knots existing in the human body, knots as a counting tool and knots as decoration, the Gordian knot and Leonardo’s; as well as knots as a topological problem and as a mathematical expression. Claudio Bartocci and Marco Belpoliti guide us in the discovery of this fundamental object of human civilization, a metaphor and a geometric expression, in a voyage through anthropology, religion, philosophy, aesthetics and mathematics.

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Claudio Bartocci
Claudio Bartocci

teaches Physics, Geometry and History of Mathematics at the University of Genova. His most recent books include: Dimostrare l’impossibile. La scienza inventa il mondo (Cortina, 2014); Numeri (con L. Civalleri, Codice, 2014); Una piramide di problemi. Storie di geometria da Gauss a Hilbert (Cortina, 2012; English translation by Birkhäuser, in preparation).  He edited the anthology Racconti matematici (Einaudi, 2006) and co-directed La matematica (Einaudi, 4 voll., 2007-2011) with P. Odifreddi.

Marco Belpoliti

Marco Belpoliti an essayist and writer, teaches at the University of Bergamo. His works include: Il corpo del capo (2009); Pasolini in salsa piccante (2010); La canottiera di Bossi (2012); L’età dell’estremismo (2014), Primo Levi di fronte e di profilo (2015) published by Guanda. He writes for la Repubblica and l’Espresso; he co-directs the series  «Riga» for Marcos y Marcos with E. Grazioli. With Stefano Chiodi he is coordinator of the online magazine and publishing house Doppiozero. Ahis essay La strategia della farfalla (Guanda) came out in June.

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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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