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2017 Program

Event #2

Michele Mari

Caught in the mesh

The system of existing relationships that create impediments and entrapments can be considered a network, like the bricks in The Wall. At the same time, networks are formed by our compulsions and neuroses, automatic responses and preconceptions, our rituals and fetishes. In this sense, Michele Mari’s books provide a vast array of samples: from the ascetic practice of puzzles to arithmomania, from mental tailspins of a computistic and classificatory nature to the interiorization of taboos and dogmas, from the weight of literary and metaphorical legacies to the slavery of idolatry and collecting, all the way to atavistic tares. 

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MARI Michele, writer
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Michele Mari

teaches Italian literature at the University of Milan. He lives in Milan and Rome and has published a number of essays. His fiction books published by Einaudi include Di bestia in bestia (1989; new version 2013), Euridice aveva un cane (1993), Tu, sanguinosa infanzia (1997), Rondini sul filo (1999), Tutto il ferro della Torre Eiffel (2002), Rosso Floyd (2010), Fantasmagonia (2012), Roderick Duddle (2014), Leggenda privata (2017). In 2007 he published Cento poesie d’amore a Ladyhawke (Einaudi); in 2008, with V. Vitali, Milano fantasma (EDT); in 2015, with F. Pernigo, Asterusher. Autobiografia per feticci (Corraini); in 2017, with G. Baruchello, Sogni (Humboldt). In 2017 his latest collection of essays was published by Il Saggiatore, I demoni e la pasta sfoglia. He translated the books Treasure Island, The call of the wild, Of mice and men and The time machine, among others.

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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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In your own words: from silent books to silk screen printing

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