the Festival of Philosophy

the Festival of Philosophy

Each year, the Festival of Philosophy transforms the face of Modena, Carpi, and Sassuolo through the creation of spaces dedicated to learning and to conversation.

Each year’s festival is centered on a single key word, a starting point for fundamental philosophical questions and examinations of the crucial experiences of the times in which we live, and leading intellectuals in the Italian and international cultural scene offer their insights in a series of master lectures.

An extensive program of exhibitions and installations, live performances and concerts, games and workshops, films, and “philosophical dinners” all open doors to often surprising themes, underlining the connections between reflection and artistic creation.

The cities’ piazzas, courtyards, monuments, and historical sites become spaces for listening and for participation.