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2021 Programme

Event #2

Letizia Battaglia, Michele Smargiassi

Stories of life 

In dialogue with the journalist Michele Smargiassi, Letizia Battaglia, a great Italian photographer and visual storyteller of life from Palermo, Sicily, tells about  sixty years of Italian history, art, culture and politics through her shots.


Letizia Battaglia born in Palermo in 1935, is one of the first Italian press photographer. From 1974 to 1991 she was the director of the photographic team of the Sicialn daily magazine L’Ora. In 2017 she opens the International Photographic Center of Palermo. She published several books, including her latest one Volare alto volare basso, with the Italian journalist and writer Goffredo Fofi (Contrasto, 2021).


Michele Smargiassi has been a professional journalist for over thirty years, first at L’Unità and then at La Repubblica, where he edits the blog Fotocrazia. He cultivates his passion for Social History and Anthropology of Photography writing articles and essays, and organizing exhibitions and working together with museums and institutions. Among his books: Sorridere (Contrasto, 2020), Voglio proprio vedere (Contrasto, 2021).

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Event #1

Luca Serianni

Dante and the creation of literary Italian language

Event #3

Matteo Nucci

Origin of wisdom: the enigma

Event #5

Alessandro Barbero

Origins of civil wars. The English Civil War

Event #6

Tommaso Ghidini

From Homo sapiens to Homo caelestis: the beginning of a new era

Event #8

Francesco Bianconi, Emanuele Coccia

Do not worry, you’re home

Event #9

Irene Vallejo, Valeria Della Valle

The birth of book in the ancient world

Event #11

Malika Ayane, Matteo Nucci

I start again from here

Event #12

Davide Calgaro

Fresh twenties

Event #13

Alessandro Barbero

Origins of civil wars. The American civil war

Event #15

Otegha Uwagba, Alessandra Carati

Dreaming of a new cohexistance

Event #16

Antonello Provenzale, Sara Segantin

Climate change: origins, calamities, hopes

Event #17

Miguel Benasayag

Origins and future of the livings

Event #19

Paolo Nori

Origins of Russian literature

Event #20

Matteo Nucci

Origins of philosophy: dialectic

Event #21

Paolo Colombo, Michele Tranquillini

Alexander von Humboldt: origin of ecology

Event #22

Alessandro Barbero

Origins of civil wars. The French civil war

Event #26Children / Kids


What was I before myself?

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