Biennale Democrazia is a cultural event promoted by the City of Torino, under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Italy. March 2015 marked its fourth edition. The aim of this initiative is to create and spread a culture of democracy, which can be developed and put into practice. It is an ongoing public workshop focused on the local context, while at the same time issues on a broader scale are also addressed. Biennale Democrazia encourages dialogue and is open to all, with a special welcome for young people.
The project is divided into a series of preparatory steps and intermediary stages (workshops for schools, initiatives for young people, discussion sessions and other events) that culminate, every two years, in five days of public events that feature speeches, debates, readings, international forums, seminars and entertainment. All for a more thorough understanding of current issues, and proposals for the involvement of people at the local level.
“Emergency exit”: a reflecting on the crisis of our time, looking for the necessary answers and also for new directions to take and unexplored possibilities.
The 2017 Biennial therefore focuses on one of the words most evoked in contemporary political language: emergency, its use and misuse, looking at what this word hides and what it reveals. The subject is split into four themed directions: States of need/Society of uncertainty/Governing emergency/New beginnings.
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