Thursday 12 December 2019, 18:30 - 19:30
Books at the MAXXI.

Non avere paura di cadere by Mauro Magatti

Graziella Lonardi Buontempo Hall – free admittance until full capacity
10 individual seats reserved for myMAXXi cardholders
 by writing to by the day before the event

«The greatest danger is to take for granted what has to be regenerated and regained every time. Freedom is always a new challenge. For each person, for each generation, for each society».

Fifty years after the “spring in which the streets and squares of our country resounded with the vibrant cry of freedom”, that delicate and precious concept, cultivated by the baby boomer generation, is at risk of collapse. The ever-increasing demand for security, the search for someone or something capable of restoring some order, today more than ever, risks making us sacrifice the much-needed freedom and weaken the foundations of solidarity, tolerance and brotherhood on which our society is founded.

In his book, Mauro Magatti maintains that we need a freedom that knows how to be responsible, a freedom capable of indignation, dedication, affection, able not to withdraw into the consolation of solipsistic enjoyment but to create new bonds, a freedom that knows how to replenish the places and processes that create a collective meaning. Freedom is an exciting, complex, and everyday challenge that never affects the individual only, but every relationship that takes shape in social, cultural and political orders. It is a delicate balance that, like acrobats on a thin thread, we can only reach by putting aside the fear of falling.

Giovanna Melandri Fondazione MAXXI President
Enrico Giovannini economist and academic
Mauro Magatti sociologist and economist
Walter Veltroni journalist, writer, and film director

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