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Broken Circles
Stories about "black (and white) swan" events and how to sustainably keep responsibility and ethical principles running
Seminar in Faenza, Italy - October 7/8, 2022


What when a risk is conceivable (like an earthquake or a human mistake) but not imaginable or considered to be too low to take it seriously in account at a certain moment?

In 1832 Giacomo Leopardi wrote the dialogue between "the alamancs seller and the passer-by" 1)
(...) "This life, which is such a fine thing, is not the life we are acquainted with, but that of which we know nothing; it is not the past life, but the future." (...)

The artist Carlo Zauli went further. He challenged the present, again and again. Trying the impossible, and transforming incalculable results in epoch-making surprises of his art. Some of them are still in Faenza, in his atelier, today transformed in Museum and fascinating meeting place.

During the seminar in Faenza (one of the world's most important centers for ceramic art - the famous "faience") we want to focus, inspired by international speakers, on our (personal, national, or global) experiences of unexpected, surprising events and ourselves questions about their impact on us as persons and as members of a global community with highly complex systems, relationships, and (inter)dependencies.

 

 

 

 

1) Managing risks is one of the core tasks of any entrepreneurial activity.

What when a risk is conceivable (like an earthquake) but not imaginable or considered to be too low to take it seriously in account at a certain moment?

A German proverb says: Erstens kommt es anders und zweitens als man denkt (first things come differently and secondly than one thinks).

Human brains are wired to prefer certainty to uncertainty, though nothing is certain. For this we all prefer not even to think about what could happen and how to face it. On a small and a large scale.

Guided by an irrational trust in the future and in our ability to get out of situations, as free of damage as possible.

We all know how simplistic and risky this worldview is. On the other side, complexity has reached such a level that we should thank nature for our repression mechanisms.

During the seminar in Faenza we want to focus on (personal, national or global) experiences of unexpected surprising events and how they changed the Future. Tracking Responsibility, we will try to compile a list of questions, behaviours and points of view to be taken in consideration in case of emergency and quick decisions.

The Museum Carlo Zauli will offer us not only a very nice and special place to meet, but also a lot of inspirations on predictability, change, perspectives, fragility, decision making, courage, empathy, creativity and the relationship between us as human beings, Art, Nature and Earth.

Other key words: circular economy, sustainability, digitalization, Faenza is 55 km from Bologna, taking the old road - exactly 100 km away from Florence. The Hotel Vittoria (2 minutes walk from the Museum) has dedicated a whole floor to Carlo Zauli, with some of his sculptures and drawings in the corridors and the rooms.

Airports: Bologna or Forli

www.Museozauli.it, www.hotel-vittoria.com