The Republic of Ideas

After five years The Republic of Ideas is back in Bologna where it all started in June 2012. And Bologna has lived up to its expectations with a large, attentive audience over four days of meetings, conferences, debates, music and shows, entitled “Orientarsi nel disordine del mondo” [Finding your way through the chaos of the world] (click here for the programme).
“The main objective: there’s a part of Italy that still has a great desire, and a great need to take part, listen, understand, read, find out about new things and find out more about important themes.  ‘Finding your way through the chaos of the world’ aims to go beyond slogans and the daily squabbling on TV and social networks”.  These few lines were published in the newspaper La Repubblica the day after the event, and summarised an emotion that Elastica is still experiencing, as it does every year, for the organisation of the entire event.

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