FRI, JULY 14 >



Talk-Show – 12€ / 9€

July 14 > 9pm
Venue: Teatro Comunale

with: Apostolos Karakasis (filmmaker), Helen Hester (researcher), Nina Power (philosopher), Santiago Cirugeda (architect), moderator: Riccarda Zezza (researcher)

HAPPINESS CALLING is the main event of the International Seminar on Work and Happiness – a conference-talk-show exploring new theories and perspectives on how to find happiness through work (or without work), with the help of international guests with diverse academic backgrounds, disciplines, research and artistic practices.


Greek Documentary filmmaker, assistant professor at School of Film, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Apostolos Karakasis studied film and video in the UK and eversince has been involved in documentary filmmaking both as director and editor. His extensive work for television mainly focuses on cultural and historical issues, with a personal point of view. As a director he has collaborated in many of Greece’s public television (ERT) documentary series. His independent cinematic work focuses on a creative portrayal of “common people’s” stories in an observational mode and has received awards and distribution in festivals.
Besides taking part of HAPINESS CALLING, Apostolos Karakasis is also introducing his documentary feature Next Stop: Utopia (July 15 – 11am at Rimessa carrozze) about a group of works occupy a factory which is about to close in a attempt to operate it themselves.

Associate Professor of Media and Communications at the University of West London. Helen Hester’s research interests include technofeminism, sexuality studies, and theories of work. She is the author of Beyond Explicit: Pornography and the Displacement of Sex (SUNY, 2014), the co-editor of the collections Fat Sex: New Directions in Theory and Activism (Routledge, 2015) and Dea Ex Machina (Merve, 2015), and the series editor for Routledge’s Sexualities in Society book series.

Nina Power is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at The University of Roehampton and Tutor on the Critical Writing in Art & Design programme at The Royal College of Art. She has a wide range of interests, including philosophy, film, art, feminism and politics. She is the author of One-Dimensional Woman (Zer0, 2009) and Das kollektive politische Subjekt – Aufsätze zur kritischen Philosophie (Laika, 2015), a collection of her philosophical writings. She is currently working on two book-length projects — one on the topic of work and the other on the history of the collective political subject. She is also working on a number of more experimental collaborations with artists and writers.

RICCARDA ZEZZA – moderator
Co-author of the new method of learning MAAM – Maternity is a Master programme, Riccarda Zezza worked as manager in multinational corporations in Italy and abroad. She is currently CEO of the innovative start up that promotes MAAM’s digital platform in the Italian and international markets. She is member ad honorem of Cesvi, President of Piano C and Ashoka fellow, the biggest international community of social entrepreneurs.


Spanish architect. Santiago Cirugeda has developed projects of subversion in different scopes of the urban reality. From systematic occupations of spaces public with containers, to the construction of prótesis that he place in facades, patios, covers and even in lots. Founder of “Recetas Urbanas”. He won the 2015 Global Award for Sustainable Architecture.