Il Festival della Peste!

Four days of performances, exhibitions, conversations, workshops, and psycho-physical practices promoted with the aim of spreading a spark of madness from the headquarters of the Foundation and beyond throughout the city.

The festival represents the main public opening of the Foundation’s program and is the perfect synthesis of a year of participatory work. From Virus! to the Lydia Award, Il Lazzaretto calls artists, intellectuals, scientists, curators and the public to contribute to the programming of the festival by asking questions, and providing ideas and points of view.
The aim of the Festival, which perfectly reflects the spirit of Il Lazzaretto, is to walk on borders; to force the limits with irony and fun; to try to combine logic and imagination, scientific approach and trepidation, unyielding investigation and creative courage; in the end, to promote a reflection on the individual and collective processes of change and transformation.

IL FESTIVAL DELLA PESTE!
2020

The Festival della Peste! returns this year from 12–15 November in a completely new version: the combination of real and digital is the result of the search for a feasible practice able to go beyond the limitations of the moment, with the aim of promoting a reflection on the individual and collective processes of change and transformation. At the center of the third edition of the Festival – promoted by Il Lazzaretto Foundation – is 2020’s leading theme: the investigation of madness. Every year, the Foundation focuses its programming on a theme intent on welcoming and stimulating heterogeneous and pluralistic views.