the first European festival on creativity

2017 Program

Event #9

Franco Lorenzoni

Weaving relationships through silence and listening

A teacher’s hardest job is to help turn a class into a small-scale, supportive community, whose members are capable of listening to one another. Community exists when we are able to surprise each other and to allow others to surprise us, when roles and positions are not set in stone. Every relationship suffers and weakens when we take our expectations of others for granted. Provided that, in culture and education, everything stems from relationships, it is around the quality of the network of relationships we form amongst each other – and between ourselves and the cultural objects we are called to explore – that the fragile web of reciprocity should be spun. Recus and procus evoke going backwards and forwards: a movement born from stepping back. If educators are not capable of taking a step back, if they are not able to keep quiet for a little, how are they going  to listen?

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Franco Lorenzoni

(Roma, 1953) is an elementary school teacher in Giove, Umbria. In 1980 he founded the Cenci Laboratory-Home in Amelia: a place of educational and artistic research focusing on themes linked to ecology, science, interculturalism and inclusion. With Roberta Passoni, he was awarded the Lo Straniero Prize for his activities in 2011. Active in the Educational Cooperation Movement, his books include L’ospite bambino (Era Nuova, 2002), Con il cielo negli occhi (La Meridiana, 2009), I bambini pensano grande (Sellerio, 2014) and Orfeo, la ninfa Siringa e le percussioni pazze dei Coribanti (Rrose Sélavy, 2017). He is a contributing writer for Cooperazione Educativa, Gli Asini, La vita scolastica and la Domenica del Sole 24 Ore.

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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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