Industry 4.0, the fast revolution

Technology, work, education, future: there is no mystery or prophecy, because research is now proceeding apace, but a big question as to what the vision will be. Technology has plans and innovations that are constantly being updated.How will it change our lives? Technology has given us speed, but without saving us time. On the contrary, it often saturates it in a new contemporaneity that will face a quantum leap in the next few years that we may never have seen before.
When the industry revolution is complete, how will our lives be redesigned?

With the participation of Matteo Scanni (journalist, director, playwright and professor of Human Innovation Culture at H-Farm)

Moderator: Angelo Miotto

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Andy Field (GB)

“One-to-one performance is like knocking on a stranger’s door (…) unsure of what I will find on the other side, what world I will stumble into and what worlds will stumble into me”.

Andy Field’s works are unusually formal and interactive, inviting us to consider our relationships with the spaces we inhabit and the people around us.  Over the years he has created art projects in theatres, galleries, warehouses, multi-storey car parks and city streets.

His interactive performances are designed to involve different audiences: whole families, as in the case of the successful Curious Creatures presented at the Natural History Museum in London, which saw, in 5 days, over 6,000 participants, or involving the individual spectator, as in the case of Lookout, a one-to-one and site-specific performance made in collaboration with a local primary school.

Co-director of the arts organisation Forest Fringe, he is also a guest lecturer at Royal Holloway University and the author of publications for The Guardian, The Stage and Contemporary Theatre Review.

Young and eclectic Andy Field devotes a significant part of his work to the active involvement of young and very young people.


Meeting organised with the support of the British Council.
In English with translation



Money makes you happy

Overturning the old adage, which denies this power of money, means going to see how a new, ethical finance has grown and spread, and what tools are suitable and necessary to educate and educate us in the economic and financial field.

Among the tools that have been experimented on a global scale with particular success, from the farmers of poor lands to the supporters of some Western political forces, there is microcredit.

An evening of dialogue on these themes.

Speakers: Ugo Biggeri, president of Banca Etica and Matteo Zagaria, director of CreSud, an Italian company that has been financing microcredit in the southern hemisphere for 20 years.

The evening will be moderated by Angelo Miotto.
Edited by Q Code Mag.


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Teatro, Storia e Media

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Mai prima d’ora ho sentito la storia arrivare così vicino … Se hai mai avuto la possibilità di partecipare a uno degli spettacoli di Milo Rau, ti consiglio caldamente di farlo.” [De Correspondent]

Nel 2006 Milo Rau iniziò a occuparsi di quanto accaduto in Rwanda, per sei mesi fece ricerche approfondite e scrisse dozzine di inizi, ma alla fine si arrese nell’incapacità di tradurre in performance un avvenimento così violento e incomprensibile. Solo nel 2010 – mentre stava terminando il film The Last Days of the Ceausescous – individuò nello studio della Radio-Télévision Libre des Mille Collines (RTML) il luogo dal quale raccontare la verità sul genocidio. Basato su trasmissioni in tempo reale e su racconti autentici, Milo Rau porta la storia molto vicino a noi.

Se ne discute con Milena Kipfmüller e Diogène Ntarindwa, drammaturga e attore di Hate Radio, Roberta Carpani, docente di Storia del Teatro Università Cattolica di Milano, Danilo De Biasio, giornalista e direttore Festival dei Diritti Umani, Lapsus, laboratorio di analisi storica del mondo contemporaneo.
Incontro realizzato con il sostegno dell’Istituto Svizzero.

Ingresso libero c/o ZONA K

Biscardini, Pertot, Rollo e Scirocco


Since the Second World War, Milan has undergone a multitude of urban and social transformations: from reconstruction to the economic miracle, from large factories to the advanced tertiary sector, from the years of lead to the “Milano da bere”, from the “moral capital” to Tangentopoli. Paradoxically, with an elusive but always strong identity.

Discussions will be held by Roberto Biscardini (president of the association Riaprire i Navigli), Gianfranco Pertot (lecturer at the Milan Polytechnic), Alberto Rollo (writer), Giovanni Scirocco (Ferruccio Parri National Institute).

During the course of the evening a number of medium-length films will be screened by the Archivio Audiovisivo del Movimento Operaio e Democratico:
“Christmas at Milan Central Station” (1963 – 23′:30”)
“Milan 1959” (1959′ – 37′)


Meeting + projection
duration: 90 min

In collaboration: with Istituto Ferruccio Parri and AMOD


Illustration: H.J. Løken

Agrupación Señor Serrano tells its story

Agrupación Señor Serrano – Silver Lion of the Venice Biennale 2015 –

Founded by Àlex Serrano in Barcelona in 2006, Agrupación Señor Serrano is a theatre company that produces its own shows based on material taken from contemporary reality.

It uses the most innovative technical means and traditional tools to constantly redraw the boundaries of its theatre. It makes use of numerous artistic collaborations and combines in its productions theatre, performance, live video, sound, scale models, to stage stories capable of telling the contradictions of contemporary human experience.

Evolution, globalisation and survival are among the main themes dealt with in the latest productions.

Today, the group’s core is composed of Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios and Barbara Bloin.

Speakers: Àlex Serrano, Pau Palacios and Ilaria Mancia, moderator: Oliviero Ponte di Pino

Photo Nacho Gómez

Contemporary circus.
Comparing ideas.

After the show, INDOMADOR – Animal Religion, an informal chat between Quim Girón and Filippo Malerba of Associazione Quattrox4, which has long been involved in promoting contemporary circus arts in the Milan area. Open questions from the audience.

Quim Girón is 29 years old and comes from Barcelona, Spain.
He does continuous research in the fields of balancing, music, percussion, clowning and animal movement. After studying at the Rogelio Rivel circus school in Barcelona, his travels took him north, where he attended LIDO (circus school, Toulouse, France) for a year, finishing his studies at DOCH (University of Circus and Dance, Stockholm, Sweden) with handstand and acro-dance disciplines.

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Switzerland: how to survive other people’s crises

The Centre for Foreign Policy Studies and Public Opinion at the University of Milan, which has been active for over three decades, organizes the monthly conference cycle “Observatory on the World”, focusing on major issues of international current affairs, now in its 18th edition.

The next meeting, designed for ZONA K’s Focus Switzerland, will be devoted to the theme “Switzerland: how to survive the crises of others”. The recent Swiss elections, held on 18 October, will be the starting point for an analysis of the country’s situation and for reconsidering its relationship with Europe and with the turbulence of international politics and the economy.

Speakers: Sergio Romano and Lino Terlizzi; moderator: Alfredo Canavero
In collaboration with the Centro Studi Politica Estera e Opinione Pubblica, University of Milan

Free admission c/o Centro Svizzero di Milano, via Palestro 2

Fiction and reality

Increasingly, theatre is returning to escape the physical and symbolic spaces designated for it and invade reality, illustrating it, using it and engaging in dialogue with it.

On stage – when it is a stage – actors rarely act, but rather performers, experts in everyday life, witnesses of events that really happened, or at least declared as such. Art opens up to the world and gives itself authenticity.

But what does authentic mean? What does it mean to talk about reality? Where is the boundary between fact and interpretation, reality and fiction, truth and mystification?

Speakers: Yan Duyvendak (director and performer), Boris Nikitin (director, author and curator of the festival “It’s the Real Thing”) and Oliviero Ponte di Pino (critic and expert in contemporary theatre)


foto: ©Marc Ginot


Yan Duyvendak – Born in Holland, he lives in Geneva and Marseille. Trained at the Ecole Supérieure d’Art Visuel in Geneva, he has been practising performance since 1995. His performances have been presented, for example, at the Fondation Cartier in Paris (Soirée Nomade, 1995), at the Festival for Performing Arts EXIT, Helsinki (2001), at Art Unlimited Basel (2002), at the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid (Don’t Call it Performance, 2003), Guangju Biennial (2004), Image Forum, Tokyo (2005), Ménagerie de Verre, Paris (2006-2009), Vooruit, Ghent (2007), Avignon Festival (2008), and Thaterspektakel Zurich (2009). His video works enrich numerous public and private collections, from the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon to the Museum für Kommunikation in Bern.
Yan Duyvendak has received numerous awards, including (three times) the Swiss Art Award (2002, 2003, 2004), the Namics Kunstpreis für Neue Medien (2004) and the Network Kulturpreis (2006). In 2010, he received Switzerland’s most prestigious award for contemporary art, the Meret Oppenheim Preis. He has been invited numerous times as an artist in residence, for example to the Cité des Arts in Paris, Atelier Schönhauser in Berlin and Pro Helvetia’s Swiss Artistic Studio in Cairo (2007, 2008, 2009).

Boris Nikitin – 1979, Basel, Switzerland. Director, author and theatre designer, artistic director of the festival “It’s The Real Thing”. He studied at the theatre academy in Giessen, Germany. His works are produced and hosted by small independent theatres and the most important permanent theatres in several German cities, including Kaserne Basel, HAU, Gessnerallee, Theater Freiburg, Schauspielhaus Graz, Ruhrtriennale. Some of his projects, such as ‘Imitation of Life’ and ‘Woyzeck’, have been touring internationally for years. His works move along the border and the area of intersection between performance and theatre, fiction and reality, illusion and documentation, amateurism and acting virtuosity, constantly questioning the codes of theatrical creation and fruition. They alternate between conceptual elements and highly theatrical situations. Context often plays a decisive role and not infrequently his works move in the scientific sphere (e.g. “Universal Export” and “Woyzeck”). His directions are conceived and constructed together with the performers/actors, whose personalities and biographies are often at the centre of the performance itself (“F for Fake”, “Imitation of Life”, “Sänger ohne Schatten”). For three years he has been the artistic director of the festival “It’s The Real Thing – Basler Dokumentartage”, dedicated to the most innovative theatrical and performance works with a documentary approach.

Oliviero Ponte di Pino has worked in publishing for over thirty years and was editorial director of Garzanti from 2001 to 2012. He has written for newspapers and magazines and produced radio and television programmes for RAI. He has organised festivals (Sussurri o grida in Milan, Forme del pensiero che ride in Genoa), curated exhibitions (Il nuovo teatro in Italia 1975-1988, 1988, the theatre section of the Trash exhibition, the “stanza del teatro” at Annisettanta), and planned cultural and entertainment initiatives (Maratona di Milano, Subway Letteratura). Since 2014 he has been a member of the MiBACT Theatre Advisory Commission.
He teaches Literature and Philosophy of Theatre at the Brera Academy and Fundamentals of Modern and Contemporary Theatre at IULM. Since 2012 he has curated the BookCity Milano programme and in 2001 he founded the website
His books include Il nuovo teatro italiano (1988), Enciclopedia pratica del comico (1996), Chi non legge questo libro è un imbecille (1999, new edition 2014), Il quaderno del Vajont (with Marco Paolini, 1999), I mestieri del libro (2008), Romeo Castellucci e Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio (2013), Le Buone Pratiche del Teatro (with Mimma Gallina, 2014), Comico e politico. Beppe Grillo and the crisis of democracy (2014), Milan. Tutti i teatri (with Maddalena Giovannelli, 2015).

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Esperienze locali virtuose.

Un incontro-confronto tra diverse realtà locali di zona, attive da anni nella progettazione e realizzazione di progetti culturali all’insegna della partecipazione democratica. Con Elisabetta D’Alfonso (ADA Stecca); Pier Vito Antoniazzi (Distretto Isola), Elena Recchia (9per9 –Orto condiviso), Paola Brioschi (Famiglie con le ali- doposcuola) Valentina Picariello (ZONA K).

A cura de La Fabbrichetta

Ingresso libero

A 25 anni dalla caduta del muro di Berlino


With the participation of Eva Banchelli, Professor of German Literature, University of Bergamo; Alfredo Canavero, Professor of Contemporary History, University of Milan; Alberto Martinelli, Professor of Political Science and Sociology, University of Milan; Michele Vangi, Villa Vigoni Italian-German Centre.

In collaboration with the Centre for Foreign Policy and Public Opinion Studies, University of Milan.