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2017 Program

Event #8

Elliot Ackerman, Imma Vitelli

Experiencing and relating war

Today, the conflict in Syria is a war of wars. Attracting all of the region’s conflicts into its web, it is the war in which all of the Middle East’s political hubs have exploded, destroying human lives, homes, families, and freezing time in bloody fragments that keep repeating. At the center of this tragedy are fictional confines, traced by British and French colonists, which cast their grisly shadows on the lives of the young people who were once in love with revolution, and have since watched its horrible failure at the hand of the dictatorship and political exploitation of the region. This is the script in which the dreams of a generation have become trapped, and it is with loss and regret that the scorned lovers of the revolution must now come to terms.

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Elliot Ackerman

, born in 1980, served for eight years in the U.S. Army and currently lives in Istanbul working as a freelance journalist. His articles have been featured in a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Atlantic. In his first novel, Prima che torni la pioggia (Longanesi, 2016), he recounted his experience in Afghanistan and Iraq. Il buio al crocevia (Longanesi, 2017, coming out at the end of August) delves into one of most painful wounds of our modern era: the civil war in Syria.

imma vitelli
Imma Vitelli

is an international correspondent for Vanity Fair Italy. She joined Vanity Fair in the summer of 2006 covering the Israeli invasion of Southern Lebanon; ever since she has covered conflicts in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Somalia, Congo, Syria, Libya and many other countries. This year, she gained rare access to North Korea, and reported from its capital Pyongyang.  

She is the author of Tahrir, a book about the demonstrations in Cairo that led to the resignation of president Hosny Mubarak.

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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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