Planet Earth, at the start of a new festival on the environment with 150 guests – Books

Planet Earth, at the start of a new festival on the environment with 150 guests – Books
Planet Earth, at the start of a new festival on the environment with 150 guests – Books
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(by Mauretta Capuano) (ANSA) – ROME, 14 SEPT – Ecosystems, biodiversity, green finance, geopolitics of energy, food, art, literature, cinema in over 70 meetings and with 150 speakers from all over the world. The ‘Pianeta Terra Festival’, a new review conceived and organized by the Laterza Publishers with scientific director Stefano Mancuso, starts, from 6 to 9 October in Lucca.

Among the guests: the Nobel Prize for Economics Esther Duflo in dialogue with the Minister Enrico Giovannini; the economist Raj Patel, the anthropologist Eduardo Kohn, the biologists Menno Schilthuizen and Merlin Sheldrake, the mountaineer Hervé Barmasse, the experimental physicist Roberto Battiston. And again: Luciano Canfora, Emanuele Coccia, Paolo Cognetti, Brunello Cucinelli, Roberto Danovaro, Alba Donati, Emanuela Evangelista, Adrian Fartade, Fabio Genovesi, Enrico Giovannini, Vittorio Lingiardi, Melania Mazzucco, Piergiorgio Odifreddi, Carlo Petrini, Michele Serra, Giovanni Soldini , Mario Tozzi, Riccardo Valentini and Gustavo Zagrebelsky and Vito Mancuso.

“It is a challenge because the theme of the environment is everywhere. We try to do it at the same time in a qualified and competent way, therefore with specialists, but also very interdisciplinary. The idea is that the environment can speak to historians, philologists, sociologists, writers and they can do it even in a light way, because if today one thinks about the environment and the law of data, he is induced to dramatic predictions, but if that is the only possible vein this distances people a lot. we also try to talk about it by mixing different languages ​​”Giuseppe Laterza told ANSA.

“Everyone is talking about the environment, it is becoming a kind of cliché. In reality there is a need for insights, numbers, data, to understand what is happening. This will be a Festival where 150 authors are invited, all of them super experts. not only in their sectors and topics, but also in the ability to disseminate them. And they will not be just scientists, there will be economists, architects, historians, writers because the environment is a question that concerns all areas of life “Stefano explains to ANSA. Mancuso. “What is happening on the planet puts a further urgency on the need to have this type of event. We do it precisely with the idea of ​​educating, of creating a community of people” adds the director of the Festival.

In the four days of the free admission review, in the most evocative places of Lucca – the Church of San Francesco, Palazzo Ducale and the Botanical Garden – we will investigate the state of health of the Earth and try to build a new awareness of serious issues environmental. “This is the time when it is more than ever necessary to read the whole world with new eyes, bringing about a real revolution in sustainability: a difficult but decisive test bed for our future”, Laterza emphasizes.

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The dialogues are built as real grafts between different disciplines and the program will also include lectures, monologues, stories, performances and there will be concerts and shows with among others the cellist Mario Brunello and the maestro Gian Paolo Mazzoli. And “we hope a great participation of young people. The Festival is built in such a way as to be of great interest to the new generations, starting with schools” says Mancuso.

Promoted by the Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca Foundation, the Festival has “a three-year agreement, if it goes well we will continue. Festivals are very complementary to book publishing because on the one hand they enhance the entire network and relations of the publishing house and on the other hand places where you measure the temperature of the audience, curiosities. They are also places of entertainment. ‘You make the spectacle of culture’, a person once said to me in a gruff manner, and what if we called it culturalisation of the spectacle? ” Giuseppe Laterza says that he was very happy with the Festival of Economics in Turin, after 16 years in Trento. (HANDLE).

The article is in Italian

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