Healing Words - Theatre as a resource for individual well-being and social cohesion


Institutional Communication Service

11 December 2023

The seventh lecture of the course Culture and Health - Healing Words will be held on Monday, 11 December 2023, at 6 pm in the East Campus multipurpose room. Lorenzo Donati will present a lecture on Social Theatre. According to the leaders and pioneers in this field, the persuasive power of theatre-making does not replace other roles, such as those of educators and psychologists, but rather complements them. The lecture will begin with several artistic and theatrical definitions, followed by a discussion on the characteristics and effects of theatre in its interactions with the social context.

Mauro Manconi, as discussant, will underline how this type of assistance is fundamental in responding to emerging social problems, particularly among vulnerable populations. 

Lorenzo Donati
, visiting professor, Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences and research fellow, Department of Arts, University of Bologna

Discussion with:
Mauro Manconi
, director of the Sleep Medicine Unit at the Neurocentre of the Regional Hospital of Southern Switzerland in Lugano and Professor at Università della Svizzera italiana and University of Bern 

The reading will be interpreted by: Giovanni Crippa

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