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NEWS and NEXT
The Upside-down Pyramid (by Maurizio Morgantini 1981)
Man Confronted by The Third Technological Generation
Design Issues (1984) MIT Press and University of Chicago Press courtesy: Prof.Victor Margolin (private collection)
NEWS and NEXT
In collaborazione con START 4.0 “The empowered society”, Fondazione Carige, Genova
In collaborazione con START 4.0 “The new Wealth”, Fondazione Carige, Genova
In collaborazione con START 4.0 “Back to the Polis”, Fondazione Carige, Genova
Ciclo di Seminari “C-School di pianificazione, progettazione, design e gestione del paesaggio” Aula Adriatico – Termoli – Presentazione
Ciclo di Seminari “C-School di pianificazione, progettazione, design e gestione del paesaggio” Aula Consiglio SUSeF – Campobasso Presentazione
In collaborazione con START 4.0 “Ecosystems & Ciberspace”, Fondazione Carige, Genova
Ciclo di Seminari “C-School di pianificazione, progettazione, design e gestione del paesaggio” Aula Consiglio SUSeF – Campobasso Presentazione
In collaborazione con START 4.0 “Connection for Creation”, Fondazione Carige, Genova
In collaborazione con START 4.0 “Diversity for Life”, Fondazione Carige, Genova
In collaborazione con START 4.0 “From Atoms to Bit”, Fondazione Carige, Genova
From January 20th to April 2nd
In collaborazione con START 4.0 “DALLE AZIENDE AGLI ECOSISTEMI. Accompagnare la trasformazione”, Fondazione Carige, Genova Brochure
CUOA Excellence Day, “Guidare le imprese sull’onda della complessità”, Altavilla Vicentina
Summer School for Sustainable Development, Siena
Round Table on Europe, Ambrosianeum, Milan
“Magnifici Incontri CRUI ” with the patronage of MIUR – Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca. Theme: “Le Università per la sostenibilità / Universities for Sustainability”
Presentation of the C-School to CUOA Club Members, Altavilla Vicentina
Meeting “Verso una Nuova Fiscalità Internazionale – Fiscalità, economia e finanza: fra geometria delle superfici e topologia delle reti”, Hotel De Ville, Milano
Meeting on “Il futuro dei saperi politecnici – The Future of Polytechnic Knowledge” with Fondazione Francesco Fabbri, hosted by M9 – Museo del ‘900, Venice
Beginning of MBA IN BLOCKCHAIN ED ECONOMIA DELLE CRIPTOVALUTE – Modalità e-learning, Link Campus
“3H Seminar” on “Migrantes”, hosted by the International Center GEB Partners
First “3H Seminar” on the idea of “Kalon”, hosted by the International Center GEB Partners
Presentation of the book “Guardare oltre. Innovazione e politica nell’esperienza di Piero Bassetti” by F. Samore’, Carocci Editore – Milan, Palazzo Giureconsulti
Signature of the Convention between Diotima Society and the Molise University; launch of a C-School on the “landscape” concept.
Participation to the dialogue on “Digital Revolution and Future”, hosted by Confcommercio in Novara.
Meeting on “Un futuro da ricostruire: Villa dei Cedri al centro di una riflessione comune”, hosted by Fondazione Francesco Fabbri.
Roberto Masiero speech at the commemoration of “Edoardo Benvenuto, un uomo del Rinascimento nel XX secolo”
Meeting with entrepreneurs of the Murgia Valley during the “Festival della Ruralità”, with Domenico Nicoletti, Director of the Alta Murgia Park
Signature of the Convention between Diotima Society and the Aldo Moro University in Bari
Participation to the 50th ANDAF Congress, with speeches by Paolo Zanenga on “La tecnologia come scienza umana: dalla disruption alla costruzione ecosistemica” and by Piergiorgio Valente on “Chi trasforma cosa, cosa trasforma chi?”
Round Table on Geopolitics, with the International Center GEB Partners
Participation to Italia Africa Business Week, Rome
Paolo Zanenga appointed “Ambassador of Genoa in the World” by City Mayor Marco Bucci
August, 16th – 19th
Forum Alpbach, Austria: From 1918 Borders to 2018 Networks
Angstrom Lecture by Fabrizio Tamburini at ZKM Karlsruhe on “Twisted Light and Radio Waves”
Participation to the G7 University, Udine
Seminar in Link Campus, Rome, with Army Generals about “Sovereignty, Technologies, New Territories”
Participation to the seminar “Percorsi di innovazione, autoimpresa e autoimpiego per la valorizzazione del paesaggio” in University of Molise, Campobasso
Meeting with the entrepreneurs of the “Murgia Valley”
Participation to the 8th “Salone della Giustizia” in Rome
Contribution to the ANTI (Associazione Nazionale Tributaristi d’Impresa) Seminar, Part IV, “Digitization, Robotics, Bitcoin in New Business Spaces and Models”
April, 12th – 18th
Content Design Consultancy to Baku World Expo 2025 Candidate, with Simmetrico
Meeting of the Euregio Atelier, hosted by Provincia di Trento
Diotima Society participation to the Friuli Future Forum, focused on the development of the 4 Unesco sites in Friuli: Aquileia, Palmanova, Cividale del Friuli and Tolmezzo/Forni di Sopra – Link all’evento
Presentation of the book Vademecum for the Future by Adriano De Maio, hosted by the International Center GEB Partners; with the author, Emilio Bartezzaghi, Piergiorgio Valente, Paolo Zanenga
Meeting of the Novara Scholè, hosted by UPO in Novara
The 2018 Diotima Society Meeting, hosted by the International Center GEB Partners in Milan, with the presence of Andrea Carobene, Felice Casucci, Luigi Colombo, Denis Curti, Piero Dominici, Silvia Fogolin, Vincenzo Manfredi, Roberto Masiero, Maurizio Morgantini, Piero Rivizzigno, Alberto Salsi, Franco Simeoni, Tiziano Tazzi, Piergiorgio Valente, Francesco Varanini, Rainer Weissengruber, Daniele Zambelli, Paolo Zanenga
December 21st, Genoa
Signature of the convention between Diotima Society and DITEN – department of the Genoa University, to collaborate on the C-School initiative
December 16th, Genova, Palazzo Ducale
Eros della memoria della parola, della bellezza – International meeting. It will be held for the entire day of Saturday 16 December at Palazzo Ducale, in the “Montale” hall; it has the patronage of the Municipality, the Region and the European Parliament, precisely because of its interdisciplinary themes aimed at renewing the soul of Europe. The speakers are personalities of the Genoese cultural world (Art, Economics, Law, Classical Literature, Politics) and three young female promises in the field of literary studies, all university (in Genoa and at the Normale di Pisa).
Paolo Zanenga will speak on “Aisthesis and Genesis: the hidden dimension of economy”. Link all’evento
December 15th, Turin
Blockchain for Social Good, by Nesta.
This event brings together policymakers, startups, researchers and other representatives of academia, and anyone else interested in the space of blockchain and its potential. The event will open with the launch of the €5m European Commission Prize: “Blockchains for social good”. The prize has been designed by the European Commission to promote scalable, efficient and high-impact decentralized solutions to social innovation challenges leveraging the technology used in blockchain.
Paolo Zanenga represents the Fondazione Giannino Bassetti.
December 14th, Rome, Senato della Repubblica
Inauguration of GUERNICA, ICONA DI PACE (Guernica Icon of Peace), exhibition of the extraordinary Picasso cartoon, from which the UNO tapestry in New York (Rome, December 15th 2017 – January 7th 2018).
Paolo Zanenga of Diotima Society is member of the Cultural Committee, with the curator Serena Baccaglini, Jesùs Manuel Gracia Aldaz, Spanish Ambassador in Italy, Aldo Amati, Italian Ambassador in the Czech Republic, Silvia Costa, MEP, Susi Snyder, president of the ICAN-International Campaign Steeering Group to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, that has just won the Nobel Peace Prize, Cynthia Bronson Altman, curator at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, New York, Mario Virgilio Montañez Arroyo, Fundaciòn Picasso, Malaga, Glorvina Durrbach-Célérier, Dijon, Patrizio Battistelli, University La Sapienza, Rome, Antonella Cancellier, University of Padova, Vittorio Cigoli
Università Cattolica of Milan, Giuliano Pisani, Miur, Rome, Lionello Puppi, Universitỳ Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Tommaso Micaglio, One33 Investment House, Milan.
December 4th, Savona, Campus Università di Genova
The new Smart Energy Building and the Living Lab Microgrid have been inaugurated at the University Campus of Savona. Speakers Paola Girdinio, DITEN, president of the cybersecurity research center for electricity grids, Paolo Comanducci, dean of the University of Genoa, Patrizia Grieco, president of Enel, Alessandro Carettoni, Director of Division III – Ministry of Environment, Federico Delfino, project manager Smart City Campus of Savona, Ilaria Caprioglio, mayor of Savona, and Roberta Pinotti, Minister of Defense.
The framework convention with Diotima Society for the development of the third mission of universities through the implementation of the C-School initiative has been approved by CRUI –Conferenza dei Rettori delle Università Italiane.
November 24th, Palermo, Biblioteca Comunale
IL PASSATO E’ IL FUTURO – I BENI CULTURALI VOLANO DEL TURISMO SOSTENIBILE
The Past Is the Future – The Cultural Heritage as Driver of Sustainable Tourism
Diotima Society is a contributor together with Comune di Palermo, MIBACT, Regione Sicilia, Archeoclub, Ordine degli Architetti, Associazione Borghi più belli d’Italia, Sicindustria, Avv. Cristina Lenoci.
November 23rd, Novara, Ipazia Center
Kick-off of NOVARA SCHOLÈ activities, with PhD’s from local Faculties of Medicine and Surgery and the Department of Economics and Business; Novara Scholè is an Atelier of the C-School circuit, a partnership of University of Eastern Piedmont, Diotima Society and Casa Bossi, with the contribution of the Faraggiana Theater, the Liceo Classico Carlo Alberto and other representatives of the academic, entrepreneurial and institutional world.
The groups, assisted by tutors and external partners, will work starting from these questions:
1) Science Hub: the next scientific developments: top-down or bottom-up?
2) New Medicine: which developments for a personalized medicine disseminated in the area?
3) Post-bureaucracy: when bureaucracy evolves into philanthropy to solve (and not create) problems?
November 11th, Funchal (Madeira, Portugal)
Diotima Society is partner of Artour-O
October 13th, Rome
Diotima Society helps to coordinate the Core Values meeting to plan the 2018 acitivities.
June 29th-30th, Udine
Diotima Society participates to the G7 Univerisities, contributing to the Table 4 – University and Economic Development – Link all’evento
May 22nd, Turin
Diotima Society advocates the meeting organized by CORE VALUES to present the book CONNECTED WORLD of Mons. Philip Larrey, and Paolo Zanenga is a discussant. – Link all’evento
May 2017, Novara
A public-private partnership between Diotima Society, UPO – Università del Piemonte Orientale, and Comitato Casa Bossi is established to collaborate on “Novara Scholè”, an Atelier of the C-School.
May 2017, Chicago
Just published: the book showing the buildings and urban planning projects selected for the International Architecture Awards 2016.
Diotima Society hosted the Italian jury awarding 132 from over 40 nations to define a new global design aesthetic for 2016.
April 21st-22nd, Castle Tyrol, Merano (BZ)
Second meeting of the Euregio Atelier on “Multiple Identities in a Glocal World”
April 11th, Rome
Participation to the 2017 “Salone della Giustizia” in Rome with a workshop on “epipolitics”: a glance on challenges that politics should be able to face.
Politics, Government, Institutions: are they still decision makers? Epipolitics, or Politics in the Time of Disruption.
Diotima Society proposes an exclusive path to 21st century policy makers.
April 10th, L’Aquila
Università dell’Aquila: Launch of the DREAMCATCHERS project. The lecture of Paolo Zanenga is on Youtube
March 31st, Florence
Diotima Society coordinates the table on “Territories as connection platforms” in the G7 CULTURE | THE FIRST G7 MINISTERIAL MEETING ON CULTURE in Florence – Link all’evento
March 23rd, Pieve di Soligo (TV)
Meeting with Fondazione Francesco Fabbri in Pieve di Soligo (TV). Franco Simeoni and Paolo Zanenga are new members of the Foundation Scientific Committee.
December 15th, Milan
At the Società Umanitaria (via San Barnaba, Milano) Michele Corradino, Francesco Samorè, Paolo Zanenga, Gianmaria Ajani, Alessandro Cecchi Paone discuss about “La normalità nella società digitale. Premesse di un nuovo inizio” (The Normal in the digital society. Premises to a new beginning). The book of Michele Corradino “È normale, lo fanno tutti” (Chiarelettere) is presented.
November 29th, Milan, Triennale, Viale Alemagna 6
C-SCHOOL – “European Way” to Systemic Innovation with the support of CRUI – Conference of the Italian Universities Deans – VIDEO
November 18th – 20th
Participation to the Complexity Literacy Meeting 2016 in Abano Terme
Paolo Zanenga discussed the book of Fulvio Carmagnola, “Dispositivo – da Foucault al Gadget”
October 17th – 22nd
Barcelona, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Camera di Commercio Italiana, Fundaciò Miralles, Gausa+Reveau Architectural, IAAC – Institute of Advanced Culture of Catalunya.Diotima Society is partner of Artour-O, an international event of contemporary art and design joining enterprises and institutions.
September 3rd and 4th, Milan, Triennale Expogate
Abitare la città, abitare la terra: dalla cellula all’universo, dall’atomo al bit – Living The City , Living The Earth : From The Cell To The Universe , From The Atom To The Bit. The event, designed and supervised by Fiorello Cortiana, is deemed to share a new awareness on the sense of a city as a space for a “glocal” urbanism.
Saturday September 3rd morning:
A New Glance and a New Paradigm: Ervin Laszlo, Gianluca Bocchi, Francesco Varanini, Paolo Zanenga, Piermario Biava, Monica Centanni, Enrico Baleri, Peppe Nanni.
Saturday September 3rd afternoon:
Living vs Staying: Gabriele Badalotti, Emilio Battisti, Chiara Bellocchio, Beppe Caravita, Sergio Colombo, Fiorella De Cindio, Franco Mussida, Cristiana Rogate, Domenico Storchi, Marina Terragni, Alessandro Visca.
Sunday September 4th:
Paolo Zanenga introduces the Diotima Diagram as a new canvas to map a new reality, and the C-School as a place and a method to implement the “Economy of the Beautiful”
April 8th, Elea
Inauguration of the KibsLab (Experimental Center for Competencies Development), by Fondazione Alario with the cooperation of Diotima Society
April 20th, Rome
Salone della Giustizia – Speech of Paolo Zanenga in the meeting on “Justice and Market Equilibriums”
April, 22-23th, Castle Tirol (Meran)
Launch of the Euregio Atelier, powered by Diotima Society. Meeting “Polis Europa” on a new future for our continent – Link all’evento
May 9th, Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga – July, 7-10th, L’Aquila, Festival della Partecipazione
Meetings to study and experiment a model for a sustainable territorial development and patrimonial enhancement (part of the E.L.E.A. Project: Experimental Laboratory for Ecosystemic Advancement)
July, 1st, Udine, Festival della Conoscenza
Theatrum Mundi_ Internet of things: public meeting on transformation of the world triggered by the Internet of Things – Link all’evento
July, 4th, Milan, seat of Diotima Society
International Architecture Awards 2016
Communication from the Secretary of CRUI (Conference of the Italian Universities Rectors) that the Conference is pleased to give its patronage to the C – SCHOOL project by Diotima Society.
August 21st – September 1st
Alpbach Forum, Tyrol. Presentation of the Euregio Atelier and the printed proceedings of the meeting Polis Europa
Inspired by Plato’s Vision of Beauty in the Symposium, D is intended as an unconventional Knowledge Ecosystem, powered by forefront technologies and innovators, studying Theaters of Change, Value Systems Metamorphosis, and Hidden Attractors Tides.
A dynamic archive collecting relevant e-books, research, essays, audio/video documents, interviews, reports and documentation. The Seed Library highlights emerging Themes and encourages collaboration between Authors applying an open-source philosophy.
InspiredMembers, Affiliates and Supporters of Diotima Society recognize European law regulating Identity, Mission and Social Responsibility, as well as its Statute and Ethic Passport.
The expanding networks of D are open to connections, alliances and collaboration with the Agents of Change to amplify the efficiency and circulation of projects and initiatives.
Through its three main pillars – Outpost Tower, C-School and Innovation Eye, D acts by assembling trans-disciplinary expert teams and exposing them to advanced design challenges in the high-entropy contexts with social & environmental transformations as well as high-impact forefront technologies.
To move into Theaters of Change, D creates Immersive Scenarios to train selected crews of explorers and provides them with unconventional Vehicles and customized Tools.
To scan, discover and decode the signals of change from the Metamorphoses that are occurring,
the Outpost Tower is a virtual observatory for cognitional exploration of Theaters of Change.
Research Activities include:
multy-layers maps Design, Dyagnostics of Value-Systems interference fields as well as Analytic Reports from emerging territories.
behavior of currents and mutating tides; Insurgence, direction and intensity of Turbulence; geo-chronological localization of Theaters of Change.
preparation and testing of Unconventional Vehicles & Customized Tools; take-off for reconnaissance cruises;
establishment and organization of virtual watchtowers in the Theaters of Change.
An advanced experiment of a non-deterministic and open system, a prototype of future organizations (C-orgs), a pole where redundancy and diversity become generative.
Concept: The C-School, or “School of Connection”, connects minds and cultures to create a revolutionary knowledge hub for the new post-competitive economy, increasingly based on collaborative ecosystems.
Scope: The power in this new global scenario will concentrate in hubs where highly diversified knowledge sources converge in a short span of time and create new patterns, so as to impact social behaviors and economic weights and values; this is just the scope of the C- School. Therefore, its mission is not only to be an education center, but an engine to generate and accelerate the emergence of entrepreneurship, strategic vision, innovation, together with an accrued responsibility and risk sensitivity.
The C-School reignites in a new form for our age the spirit of the ancient scholè.
Maps of complexity, Theaters of Change, Storm fronts and “weather” patterns, Diagnostics of the risks of the frontier.
We Craft Elegent Solutions with Powerful Design. Together with distinguished Universities, Territories, Institutions and/or Corporations, D designs new places of trust and creation, where from work, finance, enterprise, and school can find their tracks to transformation.