news2 maggio 2024

The Department at the Turin International Book Fair

Lingotto Fiere, May 9-13, 2024 - Exhibition area, meetings, and initiatives for young people

Salone internazionale del Libro di Torino 2024

The Civil Protection Department will participate for the second consecutive year at the Turin International Book Fair, which will take place at Lingotto Fiere from Thursday, May 9, until Monday, May 13, 2024. The theme inspiring the XXXVI edition of the Fair is Imaginary life, a diverse topic that allows the Department to to tell its story through its own tales and those of others.

The Department's booth is located in the Oval Pavilion and it consists of an exhibition area and a talk area.

In the exhibition area, visitors will have the opportunity to explore civil protection's evolution across the country's major emergencies through a timeline and learn about the stories beyond History.

During the Fair, the Department will launch eQuiLIBRI, a new project aimed at building a civil protection library open to different languages and literary genres. This library will be realized with everyone's contribution. The first selection of books presented at the Department's booth will be joined by books suggested by visitors who want to participate with their reading recommendations.

Fully in tune with this project, the talk area will host a series of discussions, organized in collaboration with Lucy, aiming to create a space where authors and experts can discuss civil protection issues from different perspectives. On Friday, May 10, at 11 a.m., the first guest, Nicola Lagioia, will introduce the events of the following days together with Deputy Head of Department Titti Postiglione. The events will feature Marco Rossari, Nadia Terranova, Donatella Di Pietrantonio, Francesca Mannocchi, and Rossella Postorino.

The booth will host themed meetings on poetry, art, and comics with Franco Arminio, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Roberto Gagnor, and Mattia Surroz.

The Department will also join the program of events organized by the Fair with the meeting "Tra rischi e sostenibilità: immaginiamo insieme il nostro futuro - Between risks and sustainability: let's imagine our future together", a topic on which the Head of Department Fabrizio Curcio and Nicola Lagioia will discuss. The appointment, moderated by Giusi Fasano, will occur on Sunday, May 12, at 10:45 a.m. in Pavilion 1, Sala Rosa.

Finally, Bookstock, a space dedicated to schools to share, grow, and experiment, will host initiatives for young people. The Department has planned specific activities to help young visitors discover the risks of the area and make conscious choices. As part of this initiative, students will engage in creative reading sessions and fun workshop activities centered around the comic strip"L'attimo decisivo" from the I don't take risks project.

The Turin International Book Fair is open to the public from Thursday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.