Philosophy Festival in Greece ''a Unique Experience''

DESCRIPTION & MISSION

The Festival of Philosophy in Greece is an interdisciplinary program designed and promoted by the homonymous cultural association for high school students.

Specials editions are elaborated and organized for adults.

The Festival combines in its mission the didactic value with the aim of the project of territorial enhancement, created for the re-evaluation in periods of low season of places of historical-archaeological interest, a symbol of Mediterranean culture and philosophical thought, with particular reference to Greece and South Italy, Magna Grecia.

The cultural offer, with an alternative methodology, offers participants an experiential learning path through: philosophical Dialogues, Debate, Symposium, Philosophical-Theatrical Walks (Peripatos), Practical Philosophical Workshops and Philosophical Artistic Discipline Contest, generally of 4/5 days.

The PFG is organized in Greece since 2015, with the annual edition of March, in Athens, Delphi, Corinth, Epidavros, Mycene, Messene and Eretria.

In March 2019, for the fifth time, another edition took place in Greece with the theme "Philia", with about 2000 high school students coming from all over Italy and Europe. The PFG is the only Festival of Philosophy devoted to adolescents, is an event of cultural detailed study program with a strong social connotation: the popularization of philosophy, in experiential form, cultural and linguistic exchange among high school students and adults. The aim is to propose opportunities and paths of non-formal education related to the practical experience. The initiative exalts the Genius Loci by combining cultural proposals and territorial actions through the rediscovery and enhancement of the reality where it takes place.

Philosophy is born with a heart and a Mediterranean logos that has conjugated and exalted all Europe. This exceptional puzzle of cultures and philosophical paradigms, that is the European identity, must rediscover the profound attitudes to dialectics and common growth through the Epistemological diversity that compose it. Only in this way can philosophy recover its ancient task and give life to the present but above all to a future of profitable contaminations, sharing, and common growth.

The initiative is one of the international events of cultural study, and it is therefore an instrument of territorial enhancement that engages in a broader strategy for the upgrading of cultural offerings.

The evolution of the initiative goes naturally also through agreements with the territorial and cultural institutions and with the many organizations involved in the development of the local economies, which they participate in the establishment of a network of international relations and socio-cultural exchanges with the aim to promote and develop the culture of the lands of Greece and Magna Grecia.

 The initiative is an occasion for the rebirth of philosophizing in the territories of election, symbol of philosophical thought.

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DOWNLOAD HERE BELOW THE "PHILIA" THEME INTRODUCTION.

Philosophical - Theatrical Walk

 

The philosophical-Theatrical walk is one of the highlights of the route and experiential growth path of the Philosophy Festival in Greece. Symbiotically linked to the theme that is the leitmotif of the festival he puts it on stage, it is worth saying, some possible facets. This year the walk will be joined to another philosophical and experiential moment in Messene.

In these two proposed itineraries the different aspects of Philia will come to life through different modes of representation. 

 

DOWNLOAD HERE BELOW THE DESCRIPTION OF THE PHILOSOPHICAL-THEATRICAL WALK.

Philosophical Dialogue / Debate / Symposium

 

So as the philosopher does not fear to put himself and his certainties at stake, students face the adventure of knowledge through moments of confrontation conceived and realized in a maieutic relationship with national and international intellectuals. 

 

 

 

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Practical Philosophical Workshop & Agorà with Teachers

The workshops are forges of ideas that aim to develop personal awareness and the active comparison of the participants in the Festival.

The various paths are practical, artistic ways of reflecting and elaborating the philosophical theme of "PHILIA" and expressing it through the chosen activity.

It is not necessary to be already skilled, in fact each student will build his personal path of growth and understanding through the modalities, the games, the techniques that from time to time the facilitator of the workshop will propose to the group.

The only technique required, or rather the only assumption with which to deal with the activities is that of listening and curious participation in the work. Only in this way it will be possible to obtain an enlightening feedback of an emotional and technical character that will lead the participants to develop concrete skills.

The choice of a single workshop activity for the whole duration of the Festival: Theater, Greek popular traditional dance, Expressive movement, Cinema, Music, Photography, Meditation_tai, Radiosophy, allows the realization of a path-stage that leads the participants to the development of concrete skills. 

 

DOWNLOAD HERE BELOW THE FULL DESCRIPTION OF EACH WORKSHOP AND THE PARTICIPATION REGULATION.

Philosophical Artistic Discipline Contest

The highly innovative and captivating competitions, designed to light minds and passions, are declined in six specific areas:

Musiké, Rapoiesis, Philosofilm, Slampoiesis, Koreo, Philosophizing.

Educating in its literal meaning means bringing to light the potential of everyone. through an active methodology that involves and stimulates participants to work on Gardner's recognized nine intelligences.

Today, in an era of transition, disintegration and identity uncertainty, we need an educational philosophy. The goal is to create moments of confrontation, reflection, critical thinking, creative spaces for the minds.

The diffusion of culture also passes through intellectually stimulating processes, which requires the diffusion worldwide to all second level institutes.

 

 DOWNLOAD HERE BELOW THE FULL DESCRIPTION OF EACH DISCIPLINE AND THE PARTICIPATION REGULATION.