Turin Spirituality: 10 thousand people queued for the story of the deep surface of reality

10 thousand people queuing to listen and reflect on the complexity of the world, starting from the depth of the common surface, the skin. The XVIII edition of Turin Spiritualitya festival promoted and organized by the Circolo dei readers Foundation, was a great success of participation and public that highlights all the need for a return to normality and to create community around culture.

Between Thursday 29 September and today’s final day, 44 meetings with 85 guests, Italian and international, men and women of worship, philosophers and philosophers, scholars and academics, writers and writers, thinkers and thinkers, 6 experiential workshops, 6 spiritual walks between Valle d’Aosta and Piedmont, about 50 volunteers for 13 locations in the heart of the city, between the Circle of readers and the National Museum of the Italian Risorgimento, the new Gallerie d’Italia and the Great Hall of the Cavallerizza Reale, the Church of San Filippo Neri, the largest in Turin, who welcomed the inauguration with Lilian Thuram and Father Alex Zanotelli and the meeting-event with Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk this afternoon. All the meetings sold out, certifying a sold out 18th edition.

The skin is the first space where life comes to meet us. And in these four days of Turin Spirituality, we have really encountered a lot of life: in the generosity of the guests, the willingness of the volunteers, the passionate attention of the public and the city. We are delighted with this affection for the festival and very grateful. There is a desire to start working immediately for the next edition!”He comments Armando Buonaiutocurator of Torino Spirituality.

A great party, full of all the colors of the world just like the skin – the protagonist of this XVIII edition of Torino Spirituality. Skin as a key to identity, skin as the boundary of the self, skin as a space for communication, skin as much more. How much happiness, how many discoveries, how many words have been exchanged in these days: a kind of magic that will help us from tomorrow onwards to face the present, so complex and threatening at times, but also so capable of surprising us, sometimes“He declares Elena Loewenthaldirector of the Circle of Readers Foundation.

To think about the theme of leather, Orhan Pamuk arrived in Turin to tell his new novel The nights of the plague in the bookstore for Einaudi, Joshua Cohen, Pulitzer Prize 2022 for I Netanyahu (Editions Code), the actor Fabrizio Gifuni, Luciana Littizzetto, who talked about children and parents, the singer-songwriter Niccolò Agliardi, the writer Sabrina Efionayi, the journalist Elena Goretti, Matteo Caccia conductor of Storie di Rinascita on Radio24 and the dancer and performer Lidia Carew. The neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso spoke with a lesson on the vegetable epidermis: the skin of the earth, the writer Paolo Nori with a lesson on his two deaths. Senza Pelle is the dialogue between Vito Mancuso and the artist and theatrical actor Alessandro Bergonzoni; Nicola Lagioia and Valeria Parrella discussed leather in literature, starting with Curzio Malaparte’s La Pelle and Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, while the psychoanalyst and essayist Massimo Recalcati reasoned about the thinness of the skin.

Dutch writer Jan Brokken and historian Carlo Greppi debated on The Righteous. Saving the skin of others, while the philosopher Maura Gancitano has reasoned about beauty and aesthetic standards. Monk Enzo Bianchi with the founder of Turin Spirituality Antonella Parigi, together with the Hindu nun Svamini Hamsananda Giri and the Zen nun Elena Seishin Viviani, discussed the 18 years of the festival and the links between body and spirituality. The linguist Federico Faloppa also reasoned about stereotypes and social imaginary, in the lesson Whitening an Ethiopian and the writer Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, discussing our colonial memory with the historian Francesco Filippi. Vittorio Sgarbi spoke about how the epidermis has been represented in the history of painting in a lectio magistralis, while Oliviero Toscani, photographer who changed the advertising imagery forever, presented his idea of ​​a photographic Atlas of the human race, together to Luca Beatrice.

The theologian and priest Luigi Maria Epicoco spoke on the relationship between skin and interiority in the lesson The skin of the soul, while in the speech A caress on the world the ethologist Roberto Marchesini explored the dimension of care by comparing humans and animals . Cecilia Strada, together with former magistrate and essayist Gherardo Colombo, spoke about the lives spent taking care of the skin of others and the experience of the rescue ship ResQ People, in collaboration with the Festival delle Migrazioni. What it means to enter into the skin of others to tell it was the object of reflection by the Dutch writer and reporter Frank Westerman, in dialogue with the anthropologist Marco Aime. Neuroscientist Giorgio Vallortigara, on the other hand, answered the question Why can’t we tickle ourselves? in the lesson dedicated to investigating the boundaries of the self, while the writers Vincenzo Latronico and Irene Graziosi, the content creator Petunia Ollister and the essayist Elisa Cuter talked about social networks and their effects on the perception of our bodies.

Turin Spirituality returns with the nineteenth edition, in autumn 2023.

Turin Spirituality: 10 thousand people queued for the story of the deep surface of reality