Study Days “Youth, Culture and Institutions” – V Edition
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  “Plays /Games”:Entering Complexity
Trieste,  November 30th-December 2nd, 2018

Department of Legal, Language, interpretation and translation Studies
Via Fabio Filzi 14 – Caffé degli Specchi, Piazza Unità di Italia 7

Starting from the 30s of the twentieth century, the “Game Theory” has reformulated the Modern “Theory of Action” into very different fields of human behaviour focusing on the study of the strategies with which a plurality of cooperative and non-cooperative decision makers are faced.

The study days are inspired by this fact to ask further questions:

Who are the “players” of contemporaneity?
With which and how many games do they perform the complexity of space and time, the multiplicity of spheres of action, points of observation and intervention, relational contents, variability of physical and cultural worlds?
How are the rules of the game established?
In other words, how are science and values compared in establishing culture and doing discipline?

Game theory is an unavoidable corollary of Complexity. Between Complexity and Action (Play) (in the broad sense, according to which the action engages subjects and scenarios in the game) the vast interweaving of the rules is then extended.

November 30th 2,30 p.m.
Department of Legal, Language, Interpreting and Translation Studies
Via Fabio Filzi 14 Hall D3

Wellcome of the President
Dr. Franco Rota

Prof Gabriella Valera

Identitarian Games

The “Play” of culture: Analysis Paths of Youth Cultures
Prof. Maurizio Merico

In the play of institutions (to be confirmed)
Prof. Mauro Barberis


Health reduced to Data: Play, Body, Subjectivity
Prof. Luca Mori

Between Bodies and roles: designing Spaces, disciplining Time
Jan Sedmak

Gardens: an experience of sharing playing and gaming spaces
Dr. Laura Flores

Saturday, December 1st-  9a.m- 1 p.m

Department of Legal, Language, Interpreting and Translation Studies
Via Fabio Filzi 14 Hall D3

The “scene” at play. Life between roles and loss.
Dr. Milena Lazic Reuschl

“Discipline of complexity”. Knowing how to do, performative play, dialogue.

Playing History. Narration and History in the literary works of William Faulkner
Mark Veznaver

Play and the discipline of the languages.  Tha playful aspect in learning and teaching of the Language(s)
Dott. Silvia Nita Storti

How culture can be explained by games theory
Aichurok Toksobaeva (1)


How culture can be explained by games theory (2)
Dr. Marcin Piekalkiewicz

Entrepreneurs and innovative startups in the role in economic growth.
Gerardo Escudero Samara (Nicaragua)

“Africa checkmate”
Diana Adhiambo Owuor, Kenya (to be confirmed – visa)


3,00 p.m.

Department of Legal, Language, Interpreting and Translation Studies Via Fabio Filzi 14 Hall D 3

 The legal paradigm and the “life”. Right to / right of (applications).

The National Commission for the public debate: between monitoring and regulation of active participation
Dott. Matteo Timo

“Let the EDC play!”Education to democratic Citizenship in the frame European experiences and Regulations
Dr. Enrico Elefante

Youth Politics: the future at stake (play the Future)
Dr. Luca Bizzarri


Football and social citizenship The losers and the self-representation of improvement in the search for excitement
Dott. Luca Benvenga

Sunday December 2nd- 10,00- 1,00 pm

Caffè degli specchi- Piazza Unità d’Italia 7

 Play, Complexity and Discipline of Knowledge
Debate open to the public and citizenship

 Programmed speeches

Prof. Eric Medvet
Smart machines: game, fair play, discipline

Prof Christina Valaki
The language and the play: phylogeny and neurolinguistics

Dr. Fabio Corigliano
The country of toys