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2018 Programme

Event #16

Stefano Allievi

Immigration: changing everything

For decades, immigration has been a structural phenomenon, though it has always been dealt with in terms of an emergency. Its characteristics, however, require a complex solution that does not underestimate the spreading discomfort in public opinion, connecting the causes of migration in native countries with the effects they have in countries of arrival. All of the issues that accompany current migrations need to be considered critically, tackling the hardest ones (from irregular traffic to increasing xenophobia, as well as border control, procedures for hosting and the issue of rejections) beyond ideological contrapositions, and with the courage to propose radical actions and practicable solutions. Because migrations exist, they are increasing, and will continue to do so even more in the future.




Stefano Allievi is a Sociology professor and director of the Master on Islam in Europe at the University of Padova. He deals with migrations and the analysis of cultural change and religious pluralism, with a special focus on the Islamic presence in Europe. He has conducted various research projects on these topics in Italy and abroad, publishing his findings in a number of European languages, Arabic and Turkish. His most recent publications include Conversioni: verso un nuovo modo di credere? Europa, pluralismo, islam (Guida, 2016), Tutto quello che non vi hanno mai detto sull’immigrazione (Laterza, 2016, con G. Dalla Zuanna), Il burkini come metafora. Conflitti simbolici sull’islam in Europa (Castelvecchi, 2017), Immigrazione. Cambiare tutto (Laterza, 2018).

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Event #1

Andrea Riccardi

Community or the eclipse of Us

Event #2

Jan Brokken, Massimo Cirri

Jungle Rudy – the loner and the community

Event #4

Olivia Sellerio

Olivia Sellerio sings Montalbano

Event #6

Serena Dandini, Michela Murgia

The community of valiant women

Event #8

Ian Goldin

Our new Renaissance

Event #9

Federico Condello

School, community, justice

Event #10

Cristiano Galbiati

The Argonauts in pursuit of dark matter

Event #12

Giuseppe Festa

On a journey with wolves

Event #14

Franco Farinelli

Space, modernity, community 

Event #15

Massimiliano Valerii

What are today’s myths?

Event #16

Stefano Allievi

Immigration: changing everything

Event #17

Mario Cucinella

Architecture as a political action and an instrument for territories’ revitalization 


Event #18

Esther Perel

Betraying a relationship: reasons for unfaithfulness 

Event #19

Antonio Forcellino

The Renaissance emporium – the heart of the artistic community. 


Event #20

Kamila Shamsie

In the name of love 

Event #22

Hervé Barmasse

My life between zero and 8000

Event #23

Alessandro Barbero

World War I
May 24th: Italy enters the War

Event #25

Angélique Del Rey

Against competition

Event #26

Alessandro Barbero

World War I: Caporetto 

Event #28

Roberto Esposito

Back to community? 

Event #29

Daniele Zovi

The wood as a community: cooperation and interdependence among plants

Event #32

Dino Pedreschi

Virtual communities: how Big Data reflects society 

Event #33

Anna Foa

From community to citizenship: European Jews facing modernity 

Event #34

Matteo Nucci, Davide Livornese

The community of theatre

Event #35

Gabriele Lolli, Marco Licalzi

Tales from the Tower of Babel

Event #36

Mimmo Cuticchio

Duelling marionettes 

Event #38

Maddalena Crippa

The Widow Merry. Café chantant

Event #39

Alessandro Barbero

World War One. From the battles of the Piave River to Vittorio Veneto.

Event #43Children / Kids

Luca Boscardin

Profession… toy designer!

Event #49Children / Kids

Fausto Gilberti

This family is a circus!

Event #50Children / Kids

Dino Ticli

Horrible plants and animals

Event #52Children / Kids

Claudia Corrent, Luca Quinzani

On a piece of paper the sun turns… blue!

Event #55Children / Kids

Giuseppe Festa

Opening our senses to Nature

Event #56Children / Kids

Sara Donati

Illuminating portraits

Event #58Children / Kids


Magic sandbox. Playing with augmented reality

Event #59Children / Kids

Caterina Giannotti, Maria Pia Montagna

Writing is a game if you know the rules!

Event #60didatticaMente

Elena Corniglia

Accessible books for an inclusive community

Event #63didatticaMente

Claudia Corrent

Nature's footprints: experiments in blue 

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