(ANSA) – TURIN, 01 SEPT – Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Prize for Literature, will be the guest of the 18th edition of Torino Spirtuality, scheduled from 29 September to 2 October. At the center is the theme of leather, the extreme frontier between us and the world, the surface where life meets us.
On Sunday 2 October Pamuk, 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.
Among the many guests also Fabrizio Gifuni, Luciana Littizzetto, Oliviero Toscani, Cecilia Strada, Gherardo Colombo, Giorgio Vallortigara, Frank Westerman. 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 Gifuni in Cambiare Pelle will start. The linguist Federico Faloppa speaks of stereotypes and social imaginary, in the lesson Whitening an Ethiopian and the writer Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, who in the dialogue Always and only good people? he confronts the historian Francesco Filippi on our colonial memory. Vittorio Sgarbi talks about how the skin has been represented in the history of art in a lectio magistralis, but Oliviero Toscani also talks about visual arts, a photographer who has forever changed the advertising imagery, drawing the cardinal points of a photographic Atlas of human race, together with Luca Beatrice. The theologian and priest.
Cecilia Strada and former magistrate and essayist Gherardo Colombo discuss the lives spent taking care of the skin of others and the experience of the rescue ship ResQ People, in dialogue with the curator of Turin Spirituality Armando Buonaiuto, in collaboration with the Festival delle Migrations.
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