Saturday 8 April 2017 ore 18:00 - 20:00

In the presence of animals.Discourses on animality involving science, philosophy and politics | With Francesco De Giorgio

Graziella Lonardi Buontempo hall – free entrance until full capacity

Five events to rethink the relationship between humans and animals

Who are animals? To what extent can they be perceived as individuals inside the cosmos? What psychological and political changes can we aspire to, in the third millennium, as to the dream of interacting with non-humans in peace and harmony? Several exponents of philosophy, spirituality, ethology and psychology have spoken their minds about such matters, all with the aim of carrying out original research based upon the integration of prospects and devoid of dogmatic and doctrinal restraints.

The third event will see biologist and activist Francesco De Giorgio dwell upon the topic of animality: redesigning our coexistence, interaction and relationship model would also enable (or re-enable) non-humans to explore the many worlds where we live first-hand. The journey begins within ourselves: we are to draw energy from our inner animality so as to unleash its power and respect its vibrations inside other animals, for it to become a shared principle of change, innovation and evolution.

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“Al cospetto degli animali” (In the presence of animals) is a project by Philo pratiche filosofiche in cooperation with the MAXXI Foundation, curated by Benedetta Silj