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While here at the Institute all throughout the summer we will have many films, a lot of music, and much more. Music: we start with the first in a series of four jazz concerts (Summer Jazz Concert on 1 June, 9 July, 1 August and 4 September). Then, halfway through the month, an experiment (let us know if it works!): in the piano room on the first floor, a musical afternoon with two completely different ensembles and programmes, with a break for an aperitivo). Not to be missed. And do not miss another extraordinary event: Pino Daniele, in London for his Barbican Hall concert, will meet the public here at the Institute for an informal chat.
||My dear Friends of the Italian Cultural Institute, |
June has come (and, living in London, I now know why the English always talk about the weather…) and here at 39 Belgrave Square we are about to launch a varied programme of events that I hope you will enjoy. Meanwhile, the month begins with our Festa della Repubblica, on the 2nd: my best wishes to you all.
We could well dedicate the month to philosophy thanks to the presence of three young Italian scholars at ‘My Night with Philosophers’ at the Institut Francais on 7 June (17 Queensberry Place SW7, from 7pm to 7am), following the great and perhaps unexpected success of this event last year. Our own welcome philosophers are Antonio Gurrado, Orietta Ombrosi and Elena Pulcini.
The strong relationship with other Cultural Institutes in London makes us proud and gives us the power of a proper cultural network in the heart of the city.
Cinema: starting on 4th June: “Through Italian Eyes”, a series of new documentaries. Every Tuesday, the foremost Italian documentary makers will meet our public during a Q & A session at the end of each screening. Stefano Savona will present Tahrir: Liberation Square, winner of the David di Donatello Award for Best Documentary 2012, followed by Cosimo Messeri and his entertaining One Man Beatles, then Enrica Colusso with Home Sweet Home, a sharp, Italian look on contemporary London.
More cinema, but from a very different point of view, with the conference in Italian by Massimo Cardillo ‘…e '...mi ritrovai in una sala oscura…’, about the relationship between Dante and his Divina Commedia with cinema: from the Melies brothers to the present day.
History: we will explore a particular moment in time thanks to Susan Kikoler’s fascinating talk on History of the Jews in Sicily. While How Politics Influence the Constitution is the very topical subject at the core of the lecture by Professor Alessandro Torre.
Giorgio Croci, an international expert in structural engineering and involved in studies on the consolidation of the Colosseo, the Duomo of Assisi post-earthquake and the Tower of Pisa, to mention but a few, will discuss an original, unusual but, as you will see, very topical subject: Arches, Domes and Vaults in the History of Architecture, in conversation with Alan Baxter, a fellow structural engineer who works on the conservation of St Paul’s Cathedral: from the Pantheon to St Paul’s Cathedral.
We couldn’t close the month without talking about Art History and Literature. Well respected art Historian Renato Barilli will present his latest book The Science of Culture and the Phenomenology of Styles, just published in English by the Mc Gill-Queen’s University Press. On the linguistic front, Paola Tiberi will come to London to present, in Italian, her Dizionario delle Collocazioni, published by Zanichelli. And, last but not least, the great pleasure of having here Mario Fortunato: a past Director of the Institute who is back in his capacity of novelist to read, in italian, passages from his latest book L’Italia the Others, the Others look at us. Are you game?
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Thursday, June 20, 2013
ARCHES, DOMES AND VAULTS IN THE HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE
Two of the main international experts on structural engineering and conservation discuss the evolution of domes in history, from the Pantheon to St Paul’s Cathedral. A fascinating insight in the inner life of some of our most famous and loved monuments.Giorgio >>>
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
HOME SWEET HOME
Director Enrica Colusso ¦ Italy ¦ 2012 ¦ 91' ¦Four years in the making, the film brings out the drama of a massive regeneration scheme unfolding in the heart of the capital. It is also a personal journey of discovery in the city the filmmaker chose as >>>
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The Science of Culture and the Phenomenology of Style
The Science of Culture and the Phenomenology of StyleIn his latest book The Science of Culture and the Phenomenology of Style, Prof. Barilli applies an innovative analysis to illustrate the subtle, yet intrinsic, connection between paradigm shifts in >>>
Thursday, June 27, 2013
MARIO FORTUNATO: L’ITALIA DEGLI ALTRI
Mario Fortunato, author, literary critic and former Director of
our Italian Cultural Institute, presents his latest book L’Italia degli
altri, published by Neri Pozza. Having lived in Rome but also in New
York, Berlin, Como, Milan and London, Fortunato >>>
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