L’ARTE DELL’ESSENZIALE: PAOLO COSTA’S NEW BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE
April 18 saw the release of Paolo Costa’s new book, L’arte dell’essenziale. Un’escursione filosofica nelle terre alte (Bottega Errante Edizioni, 2023). The book offers a three hundred and sixty-degree reflection on mountains and their spiritual and existential meanings. Interweaving personal experience and theoretical speculation, the FBK Center for Religious Studies researcher gracefully discusses complex issues such as the diversity of the highlands, verticality, experiences of fullness and emptiness, the sense of inadequacy, and the resonance that people often feel among the peaks. This is framed by a final reflection on the future of mountains between excesses of commodification and attempts at resacralization.
The book will be presented as part of the Trento Film Festival at Palazzo Roccabruna (Via S. Trinità, 24 – Trento) on May 7 at 11 a.m.