L’ALBERO DELLE CULTURE
UN CASO DI FILOSOFIA PUBBLICA
This paper is born as a contribution to an initiative of the municipality of Vanzago (MI) on Expo 2015, by the community of philosophers “Filosofia in Circolo”. The symbol of Expo was the Tree of Life: our community proposed the Tree of Cultures. The gathering, that took place last September, is a good example of how philosophy can be proposed and discussed in a public debate. The branches of the Tree of Cultures are the Cultures, or Civilization: words and concepts that always need to be adressed and inflected in the plural form. This is especially true now that the geopolitical order has shifted from a bipolar to a multi-polar form, and knowledge and dialogue between different cultures and identities has become essential to everyone.