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LEI Festival 2018 – Beyond

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.

Beyond is the theme of the third 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.

By definition, beyond is something that goes above a certain point. It is the awareness of the existence of a dimension that exceeds that in which we find ourselves, both a promise and a threat.

There is still a space to know, change and improve, mixed with the disorientation produced by the fear of the unknown, the imponderable, the void.

Whenever we begin a trip, individual or collective, we will sooner or later arrive at the thought of what we will meet later; sooner or later we will ask ourselves what is beyond our individual and social dimension, beyond our unilateral perspective, certainties rooted in our models of reference, our convictions and our limits.

Thinking beyond is a challenge and brings the courage to meet one of own demons.

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.

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 2018: Vito Mancuso, Remo Bodei, Laura Boella, Silvano Agosti, Umberto Galimberti, Andrea Colamedici and Maura Gancitano, Davide Sisto, Emanuele Bompan, Gabriella Caramore, Guidalberto Bormolini, Gianluca Magi, Stefano Mancuso, Daniel Oppenheim, Lea Melandri, Ugo Biggeri, Luca Santiago Mora and Atelier dell’Errore, Padre Davide Magni, Mohsen Mouelhi, Leonardo Caffo.

Meetings with the authors to Novembre 24 from December 3, 2018

Fringe events from November to December, 2018