LEI Festival 2017 – Happiness

Through the books that we read we live emotions but with the intellect we transform emotions into feelings and develop new and true relationships with the environment around us, with other humans, and ultimately with ourselves.


Understanding happiness today, understanding its meaning in present, it allows to create a map to delineate individual and collective paths, but above all it allows to understand the direction in which the societies are moving. We can ask ourselves whether happiness exists, or is a mere illusion, but we can not deny that allows ourselves to feel alive, and man has always tended to try feelings and emotions that satisfy him: in a word, he is looking for an emotional state of well-being that, whether it exists or not, we continue to call Happiness.

We depart by the idea that books are a powerful instrument of mediation between human beings and the environment surrounding it but also between human beings and above all between humans and its inner self. A tool for finding their submerged thoughts, through the writers words, and make their way for individual growth.

LEI – lettura, emozione, intelligenza (read, emotion, intelligence) is aimed at study and disseminate social themes among individuals and the relationships between people and the environment; stimulating debate about sustainable economic issues and social integration at every level to stir the conscience so naturally lead to change and make the best protagonists of the existence of the human being quality.

Happiness is the theme of the first edition and will develop in various fields of human activity: literature, philosophy, architecture, law, sustainable economy, art and theater; through meetings with the great authors, interviews, lectio magistralis, workshops, readings, multicultural dinners, exhibitions, contests and creative labs for children and teenagers.

The many activities of the Festival will be carried out in places of entertainment, libraries, bookshops, on buses, in hospitals, detention centers, schools, universities and cultural mediation centers for immigrants, to a proposal for a multi-disciplinary activities able to join literature to social.

Guests edition 2017: Umberto Galimberti, Vittorio Cogliati Dezza, Michela Marzano, Vito Mancuso, Simona Argentieri, Milena Marchioni, Alessandro Mari, Giulio Cesare Giacobbe, Jessica Joelle Alexander, Tim Lomas, Salvatore Natoli, Daniel Lumera, Remo Bodei, Leonardo Becchetti, Leonardo Caffo, Igor Sibaldi, Andrea Colamedici, Maura Gancitano, Cristina Vignato and many others.

Meetings with the authors to Novembre 30 from December 14, 2017

Fringe events from Octobre 30 to December 15, 2017