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october 2019

oct(oct 15)9:00 amoct(oct 21)9:00 pmFeaturedLa rete come tema per la XVIII Settima della lingua italiana

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Fare “rete”, al giorno d’oggi, è diventato qualcosa di essenziale per la vita di ognuno di noi.Ogni giorno entriamo in contatto con tantissime persone per arricchirci culturalmente e per la nostra crescita personale.

Tutto ciò si è evoluto al passo con la tecnologia: se prima ci si incontrava nei bar, nelle caffetterie o nei parchi, oggi facciamo rete anche via etere. Tramite i social network ci colleghiamo con tantissime realtà locali ed internazionali.

L’italiano e la rete, le reti per l’italiano è il tema della XVIII Settimana della lingua italiana che si svolgerà dal 15 al 21 Ottobre 2018, organizzata su iniziativa dell’Accademia della Crusca dal 2001 grazie al presidente dell’epoca Francesco Sabatini, in collaborazione con il Ministro degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, con la Società Dante Alighieri, con gli Istituti Italiani di Cultura all’Estero, i Consolati italiani, dalle cattedre di italianistica tutto sotto l’alto Patronato del Presidente della Repubblica Italiana.

Gli eventi che si svolgeranno durante questa settimana in tutto il mondo hanno lo scopo di promuovere la lingua italiana in ogni sua forma, mentre alcuni degli eventi ufficiali si svolgeranno a Nizza. Oggetto di particolare attenzione sarà la tecnologia ed il web che ha permesso una divulgazione dell’italiano più celere ed aggiornata.

Il 22 Ottobre si terrà a Villa Madama a Roma la III Edizione degli “Stati Generali della Lingua Italiana nel mondo” con la partecipazione soprattutto di linguisti, docenti italiani e stranieri i quali comunicheranno dati aggiornati sulla diffusione della lingua italiana nel mondo.

Al seguente link potrete scaricare il programma dell’evento di Nizza:




Month Long Event (october)

oct7:00 pmoct9:00 pmFeaturedLittle Italy

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THIS FRIDAY, October 26th, we’re kicking off our 2018/19 #Torontoseason with ‘Little Italy’. Filmed down the street in our very own #LittleItalyTO & staring @RobertsEmma & #HaydenChristensen Little Italy is a Romeo & Juliet love story tossed with some classic Italian pizza!

Reception 7pm
Screening 9pm

Visit for tickets and info.



Month Long Event (october)

16oct01novExhibit: ROMA XL

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Architecture exhibit: Roma XL at the Istituto

“Sketches by Waterloo Architecture graduates Howard Sutcliffe, Alison Brooks and Lisa Rapoport completed during their respective Rome terms”

The opening reception is on Wednesday, October 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

The exhibition is open to the public from October 17 until November 1, 2019.

In 1979, the University of Waterloo School of Architecture launched its Rome program in a dark studio in a tiny alleyway near Piazza Navona. Forty years later, the program has a perma

nent home in Trastevere, and over 2,000 Waterloo students have had the privilege of spending a term in the Eternal City, studying architectural icons such as the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, and Hadrian’s Villa, as well as masterpieces by Bramante, Borromini, Bernini and Michelangelo.

But how has this exposure to more than two thousand years and multiple layers of city building in one of the richest architectural environments in the world affected them as architects? RomaXL presents drawings by a selection of highly accomplished Waterloo graduates completed during their Rome term, together with examples of their built work. This juxta

position reveals unexpected influences of Roman architecture, landscape architecture and urban design on Canadian architects today.

RomaXL features work by Alison Brooks, Johnson Chou, Jean Colonnier, Shelley Craig, Alexander Josephson, Chris Pommer and Lisa Rapoport, Paul Raff, Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe, John Shnier and others.


October 16 (Wednesday) 10:00 pm - November 1 (Friday) 4:00 pm

21oct6:30 pm8:00 pm"The Light Through: Handmade Paper and Watermarking from Fabriano”

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This lecture/presentation by Prof. Paolo Granata (University of Toronto) on a unique heritage, will shed light on the Italian culture of craftsmanship:  the paper-making tradition, developed in Fabriano, a little town of the Marche inland, since the 12th century.  Fabriano has been the cradle of paper production in Europe, introducing among other innovations watermarking (filigrana), a genius technique, using a fixed-wire mould, for the insertion of distinctive marks that can be seen against the light. This show-and-tell lecture (in English), held by a group of archivists, conservators and craftsmen from Fabriano, featuring documents, watermarks and rare objects, will highlight a fascinating journey into the world of paper and its fascinating history.  Presented by University of Toronto Book and Media Studies Program at St. Michael’s College and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

October 21 – 6:30pm
Istituto Italiano di Cultura – 496 Huron St.

FREE EVENT.  Entrance to building is wheelchair accessible.


(Monday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

28oct6:30 pm9:00 pmLaughter will Bury you All: The Political Life and Work of Dario Fo and Franca Rame

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Monday October 28 – 6:30pm 

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura / 496 Huron St.

On the occasion of the upcoming theatrical performances by Mario Pirovano of “Francis the Holy Jester“, celebrating the 19th Edition of the Week of Italian Language in the World, Prof. Donato Santeramo will present the lecture titled: “Laughter will Bury you All”: The Political Life and Work of Dario Fo and Franca Rame.

Dario Fo and Franca Rame’s essential element of dramaturgy is ideology, actually it is political, as theatre is considered to be a thorough investigation of society. In fact, for Fo, its primary function is to scrutinize the powerful and, thus, subvert official culture. He pursued this objective through his performative texts with his own idiosyncratic use of voice, oral language (grammelot) and body language and by the unique and courageous production politics he adopted over the years while relying heavily on the Commedia dell’Arte tradition. Dr. Santeramo’s talk will explore the intrinsic connections of his work and life and the essential contributions made by his companion, Franca Rame, to his opus.

Dario Fo, together with Franca Rame, is conceivably one of the most performed playwrights in the world. The 1997 Nobel Prize recipient wrote dozens of successful plays, theoretical and literary texts. He was also a world-renowned painter. However, more than anything else, he thought of himself as an actor/playwright. This said, Fo cannot be fitted into any of the contemporary existing artistic categories as he belonged to a theatrical “counter tradition”. In fact, the essential element of his dramaturgy is ideological. The talk will take a close look at the intertwining of Fo’s work with his life and times while emphasizing the international breadth of his opus and the major role Rame played in the transcription/elaboration of the plays.


(Monday) 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm