Biennale Democrazia 2019

Biennale Democrazia 2019

From Wednesday 27th  to Sunday 31st  March in Turin.

“VISIBILE INVISIBILE” is the name of the VI edition of Biennale Democrazia, this year set up in collaboration with Polo del ‘900. 

Headed by Gustavo Zagrebelsky, the event is being held in Turin from 27th  to 31st  March and sees 251 guests, 150 volunteers, 2300 students and 90 classes.

The programme features 133 events covering four different themes: Lights and shadowsThe transparent society; Invisible tiesFrom sunset to dawn.

Among the international guests: the German sociologist and economist Wolfgang Streeck, who will hold a lectio on the demise of capitalism; the Turkish-German reporter Deniz Yücel, who recounted the revolt at Gezi Park in 2013 and was jailed for a year in Turkey; Branko Milanović, economist specialised in global inequality; the French philosopher Jacques Rancière, who will look into the roots of the growing hate for democracy; Rupert Younger, of Oxford University, author of the Manifesto of the Activist Party, which revisits the Manifesto of the Communist Party by  Marx and Engels in a contemporary  light; Joan R. Rosés; director of the Department of Economic History at the London School of Economics and an expert in economy of knowledge; plus Jean-Claude Guédon, a Canadian academic and writer who explores the ties between scientific knowledge and democracy, and the scholars and activists Emilia Roig and Amal Yacef, who will tackle the subject of sex, ethnic, religious and class  discrimination.

The programme was presented on 5th  March in the Foyer del Toro at Teatro Regio and can be consulted at

Anna Maria Poggi took part on behalf of Compagnia di San Paolo.