the first European festival on creativity

2016 Program

Event #19

Massimiano Bucchi

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

What do we talk about when we speak of innovation? Behind this over-used word are actual pathways, winding and fascinating. From the fork to the kalashnikov, from the mouse to spaghetti westerns, some of the intuitions that have changed our lives came about from collective processes that cannot be traced back to the ingenuity of an isolated genius. Turning points in technology but also in ideas, like the QWERTY keyboard sequence we all use daily or the Fosbury style jump. From culture to tech, from sports to cinema and even to the food we eat, we unravel the curious and informative tale – to which the audience of the Festival will be invited to contribute – of small turning points that have brought on great changes.

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Massimiano Bucchi
Massimiano Bucchi

teaches Science, technology and society at the University of Trento and has been visiting professor in many educational insitutions throughout Asia, Europe and North America. He is the author of books published in Italy, the US, the UK and China. His most recent books are Il pollo di Newton (Guanda, 2013, winner of the international La Vigna award, also published in Finland, Brazil, Korea, Spain and Latin America); Per un pugno di idee. Storie di innovazioni che hanno cambiato le nostre vite (Bompiani, 2016). He is director fo the international journal Public Understanding of Science, he writes for la Repubblica and contributed to the new edition of Superquark.

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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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