10 Oct – 11 Oct 2002

The concept of challenge, a central theme in the history of civilization and of the individual, is the subject of the international multidisciplinary symposium organized by Fondazione Prada in collaboration with the Casa Circondariale–Milano San Vittore prison.

Representatives from various fields were invited to the conference with the aim of comparing experiences, both personal and professional, that have contributed to the knowledge and study of dynamics associated with the concept of challenge. Both renowned and ordinary people told the audience their life experiences and how they broke rules in different disciplines: philosophy, law, psychology, psychoanalysis, genetics, art, theology, cinema, sexuality, sport, custom, medicine, architecture, maths, marketing, ethnology, politics, sociology, photography.

Participants in the two-day conference were Edoardo Albinati, Antonio Aloni, Angelo Aparo, Natalia Aspesi, Imma Battaglia, Zarina Bhimji, Stefano Boeri, Franco Bomprezzi, Edoardo Boncinelli, Massimo Cacciari, Germano Celant, Gherardo Colombo, Pasquale De Gregorio, Pasquale Ferrante, Giulia Fonti Bellati, Enzo Funari, Giulio Giorello, Loïc Jean-Albert, Pap Khouma, Giovanni Davide Maderna, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Piergiorgio Odifreddi, Luigi Pagano, Emilia Patruno, Mario Perniola, Gustavo Pietropolli Charmet, Rossella Pruneti, Marc Quinn, Gianfranco Ravasi, Giancarlo M.G. Scoditti, Adriano Sofri, Gianni Vattimo and Tom Yendell.

Venue of the symposium: Fondazione Prada, via Fogazzaro 36, Milan

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