An essential function of genuine beauty is that it gives man a healthy “shock”, it draws him out of himself, wrenches him away from resignation and from being content with the humdrum – it even makes him suffer, piercing him like a dart, but in so doing it “reawakens” him, opening afresh the eyes of his heart and mind, giving him wings,carrying him aloft.

Pope Benedict XVI, Meeting with artists, November 21th 2009

2 sessions: Thursday 9pm – Friday 9.15pm



FORMAT: Evocative training through art or performance in the city of Rome, outside the University.

GOALS: To experiment through art, in a divergent key, new visions, perspectives, inputs for the conference reflections