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2021 Programme

Event #28

Francesco D’Adamo

Essential objects

What are the most important objects, the ones that could not be left behind if we were to leave at any moment on a long journey? You can't bring everything. You have to choose. You will find a backpack to fill with the essential things, reflecting on the vital importance of useless gestures and what is indispensable.


Maria Chiara Bettazzi and SolfanaRia will hold the lab insead of Francesco D'Adamo, who cannot be in Sarzana.



Francesco D’Adamo is one of the greatest Italian authors for children. He likes telling true stories that try to explain the world, from the most fragile ones' point of view. His books are translated abroad, including La storia di Iqbal (Edizioni EL, 2001), an international best seller and also an animated film. The event is inspired by his book La traversata, published by Il Castoro in 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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