Author Archives: Giorgio Bertini

About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++

On Silence, Solitude, and the Courage to Know Yourself

“In much of your talking, thinking is half murdered. For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.” Something strange and wondrous begins to happen when one spends … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Gardens: the Psychological and Physiological Consolations of Nature

“In forty years of medical practice, I have found only two types of non-pharmaceutical ‘therapy’ to be vitally important for patients with chronic neurological diseases: music and gardens.” “I work like a gardener,” the great painter Joan Miró wrote in … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Miracle of Trees: Pablo Neruda’s Love Letter to Earth’s Forests

“Anyone who hasn’t been in the Chilean forest doesn’t know this planet. I have come out of that landscape, that mud, that silence, to roam, to go singing through the world.” “Today, for some, a universe will vanish,” Jane Hirshfield … Continue reading

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A Prophetic Prescription for Course-Correcting Away from Ecological Catastrophe and Toward Human Happiness

“The final and absolute test of good government is the well-being and contentment of the people — not the extent of empire or the abundance of the revenue and the trade.” The polymathic British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (January 8, … Continue reading

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The affective turn – theorizing the social

“The innovative essays in this volume . . . demonstrat[e] the potential of the perspective of the affects in a wide range of fields and with a variety of methodological approaches. Some of the essays . . . use fieldwork … Continue reading

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Aging Our Way

Aging Our Way follows the everyday lives of 30 elders (ages 85-102) living at home and mostly alone to understand how they create and maintain meaningful lives for themselves. Drawing on the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on aging and three years … Continue reading

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Resistência e Participação em tempos de pandemia

Observatório criado por movimentos feministas, antirracistas e de Direitos Humanos denunciará retrocessos, fará pressão política e fortalecerá redes de solidariedade. É um caminho para enfrentar ofensiava antidemocrática do governo. A participação social no desenho e na execução de leis e … Continue reading

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Como o Estado violenta as meninas e mulheres

Apenas 42 hospitais realizam procedimento legal no Brasil, enquanto há 500 mil estupros por ano. Grupos religiosos propõem punitivismo — mas solucionar violência estruturante exigirá ensino de sexualidade e igualdade de gênero nas escolas. O caso de uma menina de … Continue reading

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Violência contra as mulheres: o passado ressoa no presente

Até aparentes avanços têm origens machistas: garantia ao aborto em caso de estupro, nos anos 40, era para proteger moral da família. O viés machista da Justiça precisa ser enfrentado. Um manifesto pelo direito à vida das mulheres. Neste 25 … Continue reading

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Acquisti compulsivi nel disturbo da accumulo

Quale relazione c’è tra attaccamento, acquisti compulsivi, intolleranza al disagio e tendenza ad antropomorfizzare gli oggetti confortanti? Il disturbo da accumulo si caratterizza per l’incapacità di scartare beni e dal disordine conseguente che arriva a compromettere l’uso della propria abitazione … Continue reading

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