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Pier Aldo Rovatti
may fri 27, 2016 - 5.30 p.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Pier Aldo Rovatti, professor of Contemporary Philosophy at the University of Trieste, has edited the magazine aut aut since the 1970s, a publication that has regularly covered the subject of play, also in some special instalments. In 2014, Rovatti created the Scuola di filosofia in Trieste, a focal point for the Contemporary Philosophy Laboratory he founded in Trieste decades ago.

Since the publication of Il pensiero debole (Feltrinelli, 1983, reprinted several times and translated in various languages - in English entitled Weak Thought) together with Gianni Vattimo, Rovatti has stressed the philosophical and political importance of play, linking it paradox, writing and irony as well as relating it to psychoanalysis and psychiatry.

His books include L’elogio del silenzio (1992), Il paiolo bucato (1998), Abitare la distanza (2007), published by Cortina; and Restituire la soggettività. Lezioni su Franco Basaglia (AlphaBeta, 2013).


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may fri 27, 2016 - 7.00 p.m.
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
 admission euro 3.00

Davide Tortorella was born in Milan in 1961. He learnt the art of play on television from his father Cino (creator and author of all the Saturday afternoon shows, from Chissà chi lo sa? To Il Dirodorlando, for the famous children’s strand TV dei ragazzi), with whom he started to collaborate from the age of ten. He has dedicated almost his entire forty-year career behind the scenes in television to games including M’ama non m’ama, Doppio Slalom, La grande sfida, Vinca il migliore, La ruota della fortuna, Genius, Parole Crociate (the only television show to be sponsored by the weekly puzzle magazine, La Settimana Enigmistica), The Money Drop and many others. He has created riddles, quizzes and practical jokes of every kind for presenters Mike Bongiorno, Paolo Bonolis, Gerry Scotti and others besides. Inevitably he has often taken on the role of competition referee (the “notary” figure), as well as selecting tens of thousands of aspiring contestants.


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Massimo Recalcati
may fri 27, 2016 - 21.15
piazza del Duomo
 admission euro 3.00

Massimo Recalcati is one of the most famous Lacanian psychoanalysts in Italy. He teaches at the Universities of Pavia and Verona. He is the founder of the Jonas no-profit organisation, a centre for clinical psychoanalysis for new symptoms and Scientific Director of the IRPA School of Specialisation n Psychotherapy as well as a founder and an analyst member of Alipsi. He collaborates with several specialist Italian and international magazines and the cultural section of La Repubblica newspaper. His publications include Ritratti del desiderio (2012), Jacques Lacan. Desiderio, godimento e soggettivazione (2012), Non è più come prima (2014), Jacques Lacan. La clinica psicoanalitica: struttura e soggetto (2016), published by Raffaello Cortina Editore; L’ora di lezione (Einaudi, 2014); Melanconia e creazione in Vincent van Gogh (Bollati Boringhieri, 2014); Il complesso di Telemaco. Genitori e figli dopo il tramonto del padre (2014) and Le mani della madre. Desiderio, fantasmi ed eredità del materno (2015), published by Feltrinelli.


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Gioele Dix reads Stefan Zweig
may fri 27, 2016 - 9.30 p.m.
teatro Manzoni - Corso Gramsci, 107
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Gioele Dix is an actor, author and director from Milan, he started his career on stage, training alongside maestros such as Franco Parenti and Sergio Fantoni. He then embarked on a career as a solo comedy act, working on Mai dire gol from 1997 and then joining the show Zelig in 2007. His combinations of classics and comedy are very popular: Edipo.com, La Bibbia ha (quasi) sempre; the currently touring Vorrei essere figlio di un uomo felice and Il malato immaginario. He has directed productions including Oblivion show, Sogno di una notte di mezza estate, and Matti da slegare. His books include Quando tutto questo sarà finito (Mondadori, 2014).

Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) was an Austrian writer, playwright and poet, one of the protagonists in European culture at the start of the 20th century. Read and renowned around the world, he died in exile. He wrote masterly biographies including those of Balzac, Erasmus of Rotterdam, Fouché, and Marie Antoinette as well as his memoir, The World of Yesterday. Memories of a European.


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Robert Siodmak Introduced by Ranieri Polese
may fri 27, 2016 - 22.30
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
 admission euro 3.00

Robert Siodmak (1900-1973), a German director, debuted in 1929 with People on Sunday co-written by a young Billy Wilder. After the advent of Nazism, he worked first in Paris and then in Hollywood, where he directed Phantom Lady (1944), and his masterpiece The Spiral Staircase (1945), a film noir par excellence, combining elements of thriller and horror. His other films include Cry of the City (1948), Criss Cross (1949), I topi (1955) and The Crimson Pirate (1952).

Ranieri Polese is a journalist and literary critic for the newspaper Corriere della Sera, and is editor of its culture section. He has written for the papers La Nazione and L’Europeo. He is a member of Italy’s National Union of Film Critics (SNGCI) and is on the selection committee for the Venice Film Festival. His publications include Il film della mia vita (Rizzoli, 1995) and the preface to Le mie canzoni by Vasco Rossi (Mondadori). He curated l’Almanacco Guanda.


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may sat 28, 2016 - 11.00 a.m.
piazza del Duomo
 admission euro 3.00

Eva Cantarella has taught in Italy and abroad. She is now a Professor of Ancient Greek Law at the Milan University. She’s written several essays on Law and on different aspects of the Roman and Greek world. Among them are: Norma e sanzione in Omero (Giuffrè, 1979); I supplizi capitali. Origini e funzioni della pena di morte in Grecia e a Roma (1991), Secondo natura. La bisessualità nel mondo antico (1995) published by Rizzoli; Itaca. Eroi, donne, potere tra vendetta e diritto (2002), L’amore è un dio. Il sesso e la polis (2007), Dammi mille baci. Veri uomini e vere donne nell’antica Roma (2009) published by Feltrinelli; Il ritorno della vendetta. Pena di morte: giustizia o assassinio? (Rizzoli, 2007); I giorni di Milano (con altri autori, 2010), “Sopporta, cuore...”. La scelta di Ulisse (2010) published by Editori Laterza; Non commettere adulterio (with P. Ricca, il Mulino, 2011); Nascere, vivere e morire a Pompei (with L. Jacobelli, Mondadori Electa, 2011); I greci, i romani e noi (2014), Non sei più mio padre (2015), L’importante è vincere. Da Olimpia a Rio de Janeiro (with E. Miraglia, 2016) published by Feltrinelli; Ippopotami e sirene. I viaggi di Omero e di Erodoto (Utet, Dialoghi sull’uomo, 2014). 


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may sat 28, 2016 - 12.00
sala Maggiore Palazzo Comunale - piazza del Duomo, 1
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Davide Zoletto is an associate professor of general education at the University of Udine. He is a member of the editorial staff on the magazine aut aut. His most recent publications include La scuola dei giochi (with P. Aldo Rovatti, 2005, Bompiani); Straniero in classe. Una pedagogia dell'ospitalità (2007), Il gioco duro dell’integrazione. L’intercultura sui campi da gioco (2010) published by Raffaello Cortina Editore; Pedagogia e studi culturali. La formazione tra critica postcoloniale e flussi culturali transnazionali (ETS, 2011), Bibbia e intercultura (Claudiana, 2011); and Dall’intercultura ai contesti eterogenei. Presupposti teorici e ambiti di ricerca pedagogica (Franco Angeli, 2012). For publisher Raffaello Cortina he also edited the volumes by Gregory Bateson Questo è un gioco. Perché non si può mai dire a qualcuno “Gioca!” (1996) and L’umorismo della comunicazione umana (2006).


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may sat 28, 2016 - 12.00
piazza dello Spirito Santo
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Alberto Nocentini has been a professor in glottology and general linguistics at the University of Florence for more than 45 years (a position held by his maestro Giacomo Devoto) and is director of the Centro di Eccellenza in Linguistica. He has published more than 150 works on various linguistic topics: comparison, typology, dialectology, history of language, etymology and the origins of language. These include the manual L’Europa linguistica. Profilo storico e tipologico (2004), the dictionary L’Etimologico. Vocabolario della lingua italiana (2010), the collection of essays Lingua e divenire (2014) published by Le Monnier, and the recent La vita segreta della lingua italiana. Come l’italiano è divenuto quello che è (Ponte alle Grazie, 2015). He is a member of the Accademia della Crusca and co-director of the Archivio Glottologico Italiano, Italy’s oldest magazine on linguistics. He edits the etymological update of the dictionary Devoto-Oli for publishers Le Monnier.


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may sat 28, 2016 - 15.00
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
 admission euro 3.00

Dario Maestripieri (1964) is a professor of evolutionary biology and comparative human development at the University of Chicago in America. Having obtained his Ph.D. in Psychobiology at the University of Rome La Sapienza he moved to the US in 1992. He has studied the biological and evolutionary bases of social behaviour in humans and monkeys for around 30 years. He has published more than 200 scientific articles and is the author of five books, the most recent of which, Games Primates Play: An Undercover Investigation of the Evolution and Economics of Human Relationships, was published in Italy in 2014, under the title A Che Gioco Giochiamo Noi Primati, (Raffaello Cortina Editore). He has won various awards, including the B. Grassi from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei as the best young investigator in the field of Zoology in 1991, and the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientific Award in 2001. He collaborates with the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and New Scientist.


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may sat 28, 2016 - 4.00 p.m.
piazza dello Spirito Santo
 admission euro 3.00

Matteo Rampin, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, is a consultant for public bodies and private companies on innovation, unconventional problem solving and persuasive communication. He is also a personal advisor to athletes, trainers and international managers. He has written more than 30 books published in Italy and abroad on such as the functioning of the human mind in a crisis, sport, problem solving and creative activities. His works include Lo sport dal collo in su (Scuola di Palo Alto, 2011); Andare avanti guardando indietro (2011), Elogio della fatica. Vincere, senza segreti (2014), Nel mezzo del casin di nostra vita (2014) published by Ponte alle Grazie; Persuasione estrema (Libreria militare editrice, 2013); Tecniche di controllo mentale. Analisi e contromisure (Aurelia, 2014); Mozart era un figo, Bach ancora di più (2014) and Come imparare a studiare (2016) published by Salani.


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may sat 28, 2016 - 5.30 p.m.
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
 admission euro 3.00

Alessandro Piperno was born in Rome in 1972 and is a lecturer in French literature at the University of Rome, Tor Vergata. His publications include two biographical essays on Proust and Baudelaire: Proust antiebreo (Franco Angeli, 2000); Il demone reazionario. Sulle tracce del «Baudelaire» di Sartre (Gaffi Editore, 2007); and three novels published by Mondadori: Con le peggiori intenzioni (2005) winner of the Campiello and Viareggio Prizes for a first work; Persecuzioni (2010); Inseparabili (2012) winner of the Strega Prize. Persecuzioni and Inseparabili were then published in the diptych Il fuoco amico dei ricordi (2012), a finalist for the French awards Médicis e Femina and winner of the Prix du Méilleur Livre Étranger. In 2013, Mondadori published his Pubblici infortuni.


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may sat 28, 2016 - 5.30 p.m.
sala Maggiore Palazzo Comunale - piazza del Duomo, 1
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Christian Bromberger is professor of ethnology at the University of Aix En Provence, where he founded and directs the Institute of Mediterranean, European and Comparative Ethnology. He is an honorary member of the Institut Universitaire de France and has been a visiting professor at many foreign universities. From 2006 to 2008, he directed the French Research Institute in Iran. His research has covered Mediterranean societies, popular passion for football and sporting competitions in the modern world as well as the meaning, social and cultural use of body hair. His many books, also translated into several languages, include La partita di calcio (Editori Riuniti, 1999); Football, la bagatelle la plus sérieuse du monde (Bayard, 1998 and Pocket Agora, 2004); Antropologia del Mediterraneo (with A. Dionigi, B. Anton, Guerini Scientifica, 2007); Germaine Tillion, une ethnologue dans le siècle (Actes Sud, 2002); and Un autre Iran (Armand Colin, 2013).


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may sat 28, 2016 - 6.30 p.m.
piazza del Duomo
 admission euro 3.00

Marco Aime is professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Genoa. He has conducted research on the Alps and in West Africa. Aime has authored a number of books: Le radici nella sabbia (EDT, 1999); Il primo libro di antropologia (2008), Il dono al tempo di Internet (with A. Cossetta, 2010), L’altro e l’altrove (with D. Papotti 2012), Contro il razzismo (with G. Barbujani, C. Bartoli, F. Faloppa, 2016) published by Einaudi; Verdi tribù del Nord (Laterza, 2012); Gli specchi di Gulliver (2006), Timbuctu (2008), Il diverso come icona del male (with E. Severino, 2009), Gli uccelli della solitudine (2010), Cultura (2013) published by Bollati Boringhieri; All’Avogadro si cominciava a ottobre (Agenzia X, 2014); La macchia della razza (2012), Etnografia del quotidiano (2014) published by elèuthera; La fatica di diventare grandi. La scomparsa dei riti di passaggio (Einaudi, 2014); Tra i castagni dell'Appennino (2014), Senza sponda (2015) published by Utet.


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may sat 28, 2016 - 21.15
piazza del Duomo
 admission euro 3.00

Stefano Bartezzaghi, is an expert of linguistic games, puzzles and their history. Since 2000 he writes a column on puzzles (Lessico e Nuvole) and one on linguistics (Lapsus) in la Repubblica. His books include: L’elmo di don Chisciotte. Contro la mitologia della creatività (i Libri del Festival della Mente, Laterza, 2009); Non se ne può più. Il libro dei tormentoni (Mondadori, 2010); Come dire. Galateo della comunicazione (Mondadori, 2011); L’orizzonte verticale. Invenzione e storia del cruciverba (2007), Scrittori giocatori (2010) and Una telefonata con Primo Levi (Centro Studi Primo Levi, 2012), all for Einaudi; Il falò delle novità. La creatività al tempo dei cellulari intelligenti (Utet, 2013); La ludoteca di Babele. Dal dado ai social network: a che gioco stiamo giocando (Utet, Dialoghi sull’uomo, maggio 2016). 


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may sat 28, 2016 - 9.30 p.m.
teatro Manzoni - Corso Gramsci, 107
 admission euro 7.00

Arturo Brachetti is an Italian artist and hugely popular and well-known performer internationally. He is considered a living legend in the theatre and the visual performing arts, and the Guinness Book of Records counts him as the fastest quick-change artist in the world. He is also a passionate and detailed director and artistic director, with a range spanning from comedy to musical, to magic shows and variety. Today he is the greatest actor-transformer, with a “gallery” of more than 350 characters and a continually evolving repertoire. A sample of the many awards he has won during his career includes the Molière prize (FR) and the Laurence Olivier Award (UK). In 2014, the then Italian President Giorgio Napolitano appointed him Commendatore with a personally issued decree. His books include Le ombre cinesi (Priuli&Verlucca, 2005); Uno, Arturo, centomila. Vita, magie e salti mortali dell'uomo dai mille volti (Rizzoli, 2007); and Tanto per cambiare (Baldini&Castoldi, 2015).


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Elio Petri Introduced by Ranieri Polese
may sat 28, 2016 - 22.30
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
 admission euro 3.00

Elio Petri (1929-1982), a painstaking intellectual and screenwriter, made his directorial debut with the psychological whodunit The Assassin (1961). His other films include His Days Are Numbered (1962), We Still Kill the Old Way (1967) which marked the start of his socially committed films, Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970) winner of an Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Film, starring Gian Maria Volonté, Lulu the Tool (1971) awarded the Palme d’Or at Cannes, Todo modo (1976) and Le mani sporche (1979).

Ranieri Polese is a journalist and literary critic for the newspaper Corriere della Sera, and is editor of its culture section. He has written for the papers La Nazione and L’Europeo. He is a member of Italy’s National Union of Film Critics (SNGCI) and is on the selection committee for the Venice Film Festival. His publications include Il film della mia vita (Rizzoli, 1995) and the preface to Le mie canzoni by Vasco Rossi (Mondadori). He curated l’Almanacco Guanda.


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may sun 29, 2016 - 10.30 a.m.
piazza del Duomo
 admission euro 3.00

Artemisia , English translation available soon...


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may sun 29, 2016 - 10.30 a.m.
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
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Marco Dotti is a professor lecturing in the publishing industry at the University of Pavia. He specialises in public ethics connected to new professions and new technologies. He is part of the newsroom of the monthly publication Vita, where he coordinates a work group on the phenomenon of popular gambling and its impact on Italian society. In 2011, he was one of the founders of the No Slot movement, focusing on gambling, spanning from cultural anthropology to social ethics, investigations and reports. His books include Il calcolo dei dadi. Azzardo e vita quotidiana (2013), Ludocrazia. Un lessico dell’azzardo di massa (maggio 2016) published by O Barra O Edizioni; Slot city, (Round Robin edizioni, 2013); for the publisher Luca Sossella editore, he edited together with Marcello Esposito, the Italian edition of Addiction by Design. Machine Gambling in Las Vegas by Natasha Dow Schüll (2015) and he has written Bioshock (2016).


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may sun 29, 2016 - 11.30 a.m.
piazza del Duomo
 admission euro 3.00

Anna Oliverio Ferraris is a psychologist and psychotherapist who has held the chair of psychological development at the University of Rome La Sapienza. She has written essays, articles, scientific and educational texts on subjects such as normal and pathological development, education and schools, the family, communication and the relationship with the media. She has been a member of the quality committee for public broadcaster RAI – the Consulta Qualità della Rai – and the national bioethics committee (Comitato Nazionale per la Bioetica). She writes for La scuola dell’infanzia, Vita scolastica, Prometeo and edits the Italian psychologists’ magazine Psicologia contemporanea. Her publications include La sindrome Lolita (2008), Tuo figlio e il sesso (2015), Pronti per il mondo (2015) published by Rizzoli; A piedi nudi nel verde (with Albertina Oliverio, 2011), Conta su di me. Relazioni per crescere (2014) for Giunti; Più forti delle avversità (with Alberto Oliverio, Bollati Boringhieri, 2014); and La donna che scambiò suo marito per un gatto (Piemme, 2015).


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may sun 29, 2016 - 15.00
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
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Antonella Sbrilli teaches history of modern art at the University of Rome La Sapienza. She has researched on art and writing, curating (together with Ada De Pirro) the exhibition Ah che rebus! Cinque secoli di enigmi fra arte e gioco in Italia, in Rome at the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica (2010-2011); she studied the application of computer technology to the history of art (Storia dell’arte in codice binario, Guerini e Associati, 2001) and has developed interactive games for the CdArt collection (Repubblica-Giunti Multimedia, 1996). For the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome she created TU M’inviti, 2012 and Giochi di Sala, 2015. She has a readers’ games column in the weekly publication Pagina99 and runs the blog www.diconodioggi.it about time in artistic fiction. With Grazia Tolomeo, she curated the exhibition Dall’oggi al domani. 24 ore nell’arte contemporanea (Rome, MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art, April-October 2016).


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may sun 29, 2016 - 4.00 p.m.
sala Maggiore Palazzo Comunale - piazza del Duomo, 1
 admission euro 3.00

Luca De Biase is a journalist who founded and leads Nòva, the innovation section of the newspaper Sole 24 Ore. In his blog, he writes about the knowledge economy and the ecology of the media. He lectures in digital media at the University of Padua and at the Bocconi in Milan. He was president of the Ahref Foundation until 2014. He is co-founder of the associations MediaCivici and Italia Startup. He is a member of the parliamentary committee in the house of deputies that wrote the Declaration of Internet Rights. His books include Giornalisti online: manuale di giornalismo nell’epoca di internet (Yema, 2003); Economia della felicità. Dalla blogosfera al valore del dono e oltre (Feltrinelli, 2007); Cambiare Pagina. Per sopravvivere ai media della solitudine (Rizzoli, 2011); Scienza della conseguenza (40k, 2012); I media civici. Informazione di mutuo soccorso (Apogeo, 2013); and Homo pluralis. Essere umani nell'era tecnologica (Codice, 2015).


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Stefano Bartezzaghi with Davide Tortorella
may sun 29, 2016 - 16.30
Piazza della Sapienza
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Stefano Bartezzaghi, is an expert of linguistic games, puzzles and their history. Since 2000 he writes a column on puzzles (Lessico e Nuvole) and one on linguistics (Lapsus) in la Repubblica. His books include: L’elmo di don Chisciotte. Contro la mitologia della creatività (i Libri del Festival della Mente, Laterza, 2009); Non se ne può più. Il libro dei tormentoni (Mondadori, 2010); Come dire. Galateo della comunicazione (Mondadori, 2011); L’orizzonte verticale. Invenzione e storia del cruciverba (2007), Scrittori giocatori (2010) and Una telefonata con Primo Levi (Centro Studi Primo Levi, 2012), all for Einaudi; Il falò delle novità. La creatività al tempo dei cellulari intelligenti (Utet, 2013); La ludoteca di Babele. Dal dado ai social network: a che gioco stiamo giocando (Utet, Dialoghi sull’uomo, maggio 2016). 

Davide Tortorella was born in Milan in 1961. He learnt the art of play on television from his father Cino (creator and author of all the Saturday afternoon shows, from Chissà chi lo sa? To Il Dirodorlando, for the famous children’s strand TV dei ragazzi), with whom he started to collaborate from the age of ten. He has dedicated almost his entire forty-year career behind the scenes in television to games including M’ama non m’ama, Doppio Slalom, La grande sfida, Vinca il migliore, La ruota della fortuna, Genius, Parole Crociate (the only television show to be sponsored by the weekly puzzle magazine, La Settimana Enigmistica), The Money Drop and many others. He has created riddles, quizzes and practical jokes of every kind for presenters Mike Bongiorno, Paolo Bonolis, Gerry Scotti and others besides. Inevitably he has often taken on the role of competition referee (the “notary” figure), as well as selecting tens of thousands of aspiring contestants.


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may sun 29, 2016 - 5.30 p.m.
piazza dello Spirito Santo
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Adriano Favole is vicedirector for research at the Department of Culture, Politics and Society at Turin University, where he teaches Cultural Anthropology and Culture and power. He presides over the Foundation Ariodante Fabrettiisprofessor of Cultural. He taught at the universities of Milan, Bologna, Genoa, and East Piedmont. He also was Visiting professor at the University of New Caledonia between 2004 and 2007. He conducted most of his field research in the Pacific (Wallis and Futuna, New Caledonia) and has studied Museum Ethnography in the Western Alps. His chief research interests are political anthropology, the anthropology of the body and death, the anthropology of patrimonial assets. He prefers to travel by bike and he went through more than 100 thousand kilometres. He contributes to La lettura of Corriere della Sera. He has written La palma del potere (Il Segnalibro, 2000); Isole nella corrente (La ricerca folklorica, Grafo, 2007); Resti di umanità. Vita sociale del corpo dopo la morte (2003), Oceania. Isole di creatività culturale (2010) published by Laterza. He edited the Italian edition of Per un’antropologia non egemonica. Il Manifesto di Losanna (with F. Saillant, M. Kilani, F. Graezer Bideau, elèuthera, 2012); La bussola dell’antropologo (2015) published by Editori Laterza. He is keen on bicycle racing, still practiced as a hobby.


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may sun 29, 2016 - 6.30 p.m.
piazza del Duomo
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Marco Tardelli is a major name in Italian football: he is a world champion winner (Spain 1982), winner of five league titles, two Italian cup titles, a European Cup, a Cup Winner’s Cup, a UEFA Super Cup and a UEFA Cup (with Juventus). Now, every weekend he appears on Radio 1, presenting his show Sostiene Tardelli. A trainer and manager of clubs in Italy and abroad, he has recently published Tutto o niente (Mondadori) written with his daughter

Bruno Barba is a researcher in anthropology at the University of Genova. He examines the field of football and sport as a tool to understand society and factors relating to identity. His books include Un antropologo nel pallone (Meltemi, 2007); Tutto è relativo. La prospettiva in Antropologia (Seid, 2008); La XXXIII squadra (2010), No País do Futebol (2014); and Calciologia. Per un’antropologia del football (Mimesis, 2016).


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Robert Rossen Introduced by Ranieri Polese
may sun 29, 2016 - 20.00
teatro Bolognini - Via del Presto, 5
 admission euro 3.00

Robert Rossen (1908-1966) started his career on Broadway as a stage director before moving into cinema first as a screenwriter and then as a director. His films include Johnny O’ Clock (1947), Body and Soul (1947), All the King’s Men, about political corruption (1949, Oscar® winner) and The Brave Bulls (1951). In 1954, when McCarthyism was rampant, he went to Italy where he filmed Mambo starring Silvana Mangano, Alexander the Great (1956), Island in the Sun (1957), They Came to Cordura (1959) and Lilith (1964).

Ranieri Polese is a journalist and literary critic for the newspaper Corriere della Sera, and is editor of its culture section. He has written for the papers La Nazione and L’Europeo. He is a member of Italy’s National Union of Film Critics (SNGCI) and is on the selection committee for the Venice Film Festival. His publications include Il film della mia vita (Rizzoli, 1995) and the preface to Le mie canzoni by Vasco Rossi (Mondadori). He curated l’Almanacco Guanda.


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