In the confrontation of consciences, the intersection of faiths, cultures and religions, Turin Spirituality returns to trigger a reflection on the meaning of our time and our being. The center of gravity of the XVIII editionscheduled from 29 September to 2 October in places of meeting and worship, museum, culture and entertainment spaces of the Piedmontese capital, is Skinextreme frontier between us and the world, a surface where life meets us.
Starting from the skin, an index of who we are and where we end up, the threshold and place of contact with others and with reality, think writers, philosophers, protagonists of the arts and contemporary thought. Special appointment is the meeting with Orhan PamukNobel Prize in Literature, who in conversation with Elena Loewenthal, director of the Circolo dei readers Foundation, tells The Nights of the Plague, a new novel published by Einaudi: it is 1901 when the plague spreads on the imaginary island of Mingher, slipping beyond the skin to poison consciences. Getting out of one’s own skin to give physicality and impulses to that of other human beings is the actor’s job; is the point from which he will start Fabrizio Gifuni in Changing Skin.
The art of the actor, in conversation with Maria Paola Pierini, professor at the Dams in Turin and film historian. Children ≠ parents is a comparison on when parents and children do not recognize each other in each other’s faces, but more in intimacy: a conversation about society and its stereotypes between children and parents of mixed couples, foster or adoptive parents with Luciana Littizzettothe songwriter Niccolò Agliardithe writer Sabrina Efionayi, the journalist Elena Goretticonducted by the radio speaker Matteo Caccia and by the dancer and performer Lidia Carew, in collaboration with Associazione Lidia Dice. The linguist also speaks of stereotypes and social imagery Federico Faloppain the lesson Whiten an Ethiopian and the writer Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, that in dialogue Always and only good people? confronts the historian Francesco Filippi on our colonial memory.
How the epidermis has been represented in the history of art speaks Vittorio Sgarbi in a lectio magistralis, but he also thinks about the visual arts Oliviero Toscaniphotographer who changed the advertising imagery forever, drawing the cardinal points of a photographic Atlas of the human race, together with Luca Beatrice. The theologian and priest Luigi Maria Epicoco he reflects on the relationship between skin and interiority in the lesson The Skin of the Soul, while in the intervention A caress on the world the ethologist Roberto Marchesini explores the tactile dimension of care by comparing humans and animals. Of lives spent caring for the skin of others and the experience of the rescue ship ResQ People they argue Cecilia Strada and the former magistrate and essayist Gherardo Colombo, in dialogue with the curator of Torino Spirituality Armando Buonaiuto, in collaboration with the Festival of Migrations.
What it means to enter into the skin of others to tell it is the opening words of the Dutch writer and reporter’s reflection Frank Westerman, in dialogue with the anthropologist Marco Aime. The neuroscientist Giorgio VallortigaraInstead, it answers the question Why can’t we tickle ourselves? in the lesson dedicated to investigating the boundaries of the self, while the writers converse about social networks and their effects on the perception of our bodies Vincenzo Latronico And Irene Graziosithe content creator Petunia Ollister and the essayist Elisa Cuter.
These and numerous other events enrich the Torino Spirituality program, which opens with the conversation between the former world champion footballer and activist against racism Lilian Thuram and the missionary priest Alex Zanotelli in the Church of San Filippo Neri, on the evening of Thursday 29 September, moderated by the journalist Annalisa Camilli. Together with them, many characters and thinkers animate the 18th edition: the botanist Stefano Mancusothe psychoanalyst Massimo RecalcatiWriter Paolo Norithe theologian Vito Mancuso and the artist and theatrical actor Alessandro Bergonzonithe writers Nicola Lagioia, Valeria Parrella, Giuseppe Culicchia, the Pulitzer Prize Joshua Cohenthe historian Carlo Greppithe artist Fabio Vialethe philosopher Maurizio Ferraristhe writer and traveler Jan Brokkenpriests and writers Pablo d’Ors And Paolo Scquizzato, the Latinist Nicola Gardini, the philosophers Maura Gancitano And Andrea Colamedicidermatologists Alessandro Martella And Federica Ostithe monk Enzo Bianchiwho discusses with the founder of Torino Spirituality Antonella Paris, the Hindu nun Svamini Hamsananda Giri and the Zen nun Elena Seishin Viviani of the links between body and spirituality and their evolution in these 18 years of festival.
The festival has a traveling preview on the weekend preceding the event in the city: after the summer events the spiritual walks of Turin Spirituality are back with Nature on tiptoe, two itineraries for walking lightly on the surface of the earth. Saturday 24 September the priest and writer Paolo Scquizzato and the readings of Daniela Falconi accompany Walking is joy. Remembering Thich Nhat Hanhan itinerary immersed in the biodiversity of the Natural Reserve of Fondotocein collaboration with the LetterAltura festival of Verbania. On Sunday 25 September the same Paolo Scquizzato and Daniela Falconi, this time in Ostana (Cuneo) and in collaboration with Viso a Viso Community Cooperative, they lead Women for the Earth. How the feminine listens to the environment: listening to the words and texts of some women who have spent themselves for the protection of the environment, a walk through paths and villages to get closer to the wounded mother who hosts and nourishes us.
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Torino Spirituality, also Vittorio Sgarbi and the Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk among the protagonists of the 18th edition