47th International Advanced Culture Course RESOURCES OF THE ESSENTIAL

Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia
plus Sep, 1923 2022

The words describing the world are taking on new connotations: the terms “globalisation” or “internationalisation” have assumed negative overtones. Often pronounced with resigned passivity, they evoke images of individual impotence, driving people to defensive localism, giving rise to the illusion of “controllable identities”. The war in Europe is an alarming cultural regression for humanity. It also calls for a survey to establish and safeguard the primary values of a free existence: from energy to bread. This means working in various disciplines and social spheres towards defining the “essential”. Not only in the sense of what is indispensable but more importantly of what enables us to reach the essence or the core of a problem, an attitude or a value. Both logical and ethical, this process involving economics and ecology, thought and action, and describing and living may lead to more incisive modes of shared rationality.


Lectio magistralis di:

Marco Alverà, autore di Hydrogen Revolution, imprenditore nell’energia, fondatore zhero.net

Luigino Bruni, Università di Roma, LUMSA

Paola Cattani, Università di Roma Tre

Francesco Dal Co, Professore emerito IUAV

Gabriele Lolli, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa

Carlo Ossola, Collège de France, Parigi, Direttore del Corso

Lucrezia Reichlin, London Business School

Rob Riemen, Nexus Instituut, Amsterdam

Jean-Marie Tarascon, Collège de France, Parigi

Olivier-Thomas Vénard, École Biblique et Archéologique française de Jérusalem