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2021 Program

Event #21

Sunday 5 September, 09.15 pm

Canale Lunense3 - euro 4.00
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Paolo Colombo, Michele Tranquillini

Alexander von Humboldt: origin of ecology

Paolo Colombo, Italian historian and teacher, tells the story, and Michele Tranquillini, illustrator, draws the story of Humboldt, a giant thinker who asked fundamental questions about the future of mankind two centuries early. Also, he gave answers that men did not want and still do not want to hear.



Paolo Colombo is ordinary Professor of History of Political Institutions at the Faculty of political and social sciences at the Catholic University of Milan, where he also lectures Contemporary History. Since many years he organizes in Milan the encounters names Storia&narrazione. He collaborates with Rai Storia and Rai3. He is author of essays and monographies. He published many young-adult novels published by Piemme. He wrote hthe book History Telling. Esperimenti di storia narrata (Vita e Pensiero, 2020).


Michele Tranquillini was born in Trentino, Italy, but grown up in Milan. He worked for over ten years as art director for the advertising agency McCann-Erickson and then he opened his personal studio as illustrator. He collaborates with Corriere della Sera, with newspapers and magazines both in Italy and worldwide, architecture and design studios, creating illustrated maps and travel reportages, architectonics sketches and videos.

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