the first European festival on creativity

2017 Program

Event #34

Peter Frankopan

The silk road

We are living through an age of transition. The world is changing quickly around us. To prepare and adapt, the first thing is to understand what is happening and why. That begins with radically changing the way we look at the past and the present – and changing the way we look at history. 

Many think of the Silk Roads as an exotic curiosity from the past. But the networks linking Asia to Europe and Africa, and eventually to the Americas are – and always have been – the world’s central nervous system. And in the 21st century, the Silk Roads are rising again. And the fate of the Western world shall continue to be inextricably linked to the East.

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Peter Frankopan

is a historian at Oxford University and a senior research fellow at Worcester College. He also directs the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research. His research is focused on the history of the Mediterranean, Russia, the Middle East, Persia, central Asia and on the relationship between Christianity and Islam. He is a contributing writer for international newspapers such as the New York Times, the Financial Times and the Guardian. The New Statesman called him «the rock star of History». His new book, Le vie della seta (Mondadori) comes out at the beginning of September.

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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

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