Michael Dobbs: Europe, the best story ever told

From the idea of ​​a united Europe to the relationship between institutions and citizens and the secrets of the global success of House of Cards, the key word is always the same: storytelling. In an unprecedented interview, Michael Dobbs, main speaker ICS Europe 2014, explains why knowing how to tell a story well can sometimes make a big difference


Michelangelo Pistoletto: the art that's opening up to the world

Evolving towards an ethical dimension, bringing people freedom and responsibility, pushing towards democracy: this is the mission of art according to Michelangelo Pistoletto, in his passionate appeal to use art as a channel of collective participation


Wolgang Blau, The Guardian: towards a pan-european journalism

Interviewed at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, the Director of Digital strategy at the Guardian, Wolfgang Blau, reflects upon the gradual "globalization" of information and calls for an integrated media system for the EU


Umberto Eco: the risks of the eternal present

Absence of critical comparison, flattening of the present, lack of adequate filters to the excess of information. These are the critical points of the web according to Umberto Eco, who is indeed "apocalyptic", but not completely. In fact, there is a "cure": to pass from speaking out indiscriminately to a conscious "awareness" of memory




ICS Editorial

Design is a thought activity: we should not replace it with a mere “optimizing” approach, because it’s from imperfections that talent emerges.


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