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This event occurred on
October 2, 2014
3:30pm - 7:30pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
cagliari, CA

TEDxViaTirso is a moment of analysis and comparison distinguished by the TED conferences format: based on this model, with the ambition of providing an original contribute, the conferences will be held in italian and sardinian, by emphasizing this way the powerful autochthonous element of experiences and the authenticity of the presenters. A way to state and evidence the peculiarity of these experiences so that they can be examined and act as an exportable example in other extra-islander environments. We strongly believe that Sardinia can offer virtuous examples of thinking and action applicable in other countries, especially those of the Mediterranean.
TEDxViaTirso is a cultural event, which through the story and diffusion of unique experiences, wants to proof the possible coexistence between Man, Work and Environment in Sardinia, through the achievement of a dynamic equilibrium from which these tree elements gain benefits due to the process of a particular interaction.
Based on the observation that the political class is not aware of the existence of virtuous models of sustainable development in the island, which bring benefits to the territory and its communities, TEDxViaTirso aims to suggest to the Sardinian political class to analyze and learn from the proposed experiences which would lead to the solution of serious issues which are characterizing the Sardinian territory and the society. Prove to our youth the existence of behaviors which motivate enthusiastic initiative and cultural interest.
This project arises from the will of solving the bilingualism problem by proposing a different interpretation. In fact, the issue is proposed differently from the usual identification – either implicit or explicit – with political, ideological or identity options, which can make it seem an interest issue of just a minority. On contrary we are convinced that the valorization, study, and mastering of mothertongue – which are two for Sardinians – is considered to be a significant resource for the development of expressive and logical capacities – cognitive for the younger part of the population during different phases of learning. We will focus on this aspect only, due to the belief that it is a precious cultural resource of our population, and it can be such for other population as well.
The illustrated topics will be related to the use of mother-tongue as a mean of expression and cultural training. Will also be part of the talks particularly significant topics related to the state of the actual Sardinia, as well as the significance of the continuity of memory - a universally recognized value- based on Sardinian experiences, which can suggest to the institutions and the social representatives, their potential as a problem solving instrument.

via molise 20
cagliari, CA, 09127
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Salvatore Cherchi

He was born in Banari in 1950: in the mid-seventies, obtained a degree in mining engineering, he found a job in the industrial area of Portovesme. Thereafter he devoted himself entirely to politics. Cherchi was elected to the House in the ranks of the Communist Party in 1983, then in 1987. After confirming the Democratic Party of the Left (which will be the first regional secretary) in 1992 and in 1994 was elected to the Senate. During his parliamentary Cherchi it has focused on finance, holding positions over the years speaker of the State Budget and the various financial laws. After the parliamentary experience, Cherchi in 2001 was elected mayor of Carbonia, only to be re-elected in 2006 (with 79.8% of the vote). In the spring of 2010, is a candidate for President of the Province of Carbonia-Iglesias for the center-left coalition, being elected in the first round. The mandate is Cherchi cease on 1 July 2013.

Vincenzo Porcu

Porcu Vincent was born in San sperate where he lives with his wife and two granddaughters. Retired, he held various jobs including the tailor. Particularly interested in local history, published in 1990 the first book illustrated with vintage photos of his country and its people. In 1996 he contributed Naitza Salvatore, Leopoldo Ortu, Luisa Peinu, to the book "San sperate. History, Art, Memory ", dealing specifically with literature research in the Archives City of San sperate. He has also worked as a writer with the theater company the mask.

Giovanni Pinna

64 years old, graduated as a surveyor, lives in Cagliari with his wife and three children. Worker age of 15 years, from '72 to '75 is working as a technician in Ottana production planning, engaging at once in an intense union activity, which is characterized as Secretary-General of the Textile Nuoro: over the years it will cover different leadership roles within the Fiom - CGIL in Sardinia and can become, after a spell as coach of Cagliari tobacco (1985-88), regional secretary in 1991. Currently retired, has not abandoned the industrial action.

Antioco Mario Gregu

Born in Fonni in '58, in 1983 he graduated in Mining Engineering at Cagliari starts to work immediately in the field of civil engineering and vocational training as a teacher, and then enter the Saras in 1987 as Attaché to the Advanced Controls Process: during the 25 years of stay in the group, will come to the position of Director of Asset Management and CEO of the company Sargas Srl. Closed experience in Saras work as a private consultant for Policy and Initiatives Energy and Industrial: from 2013 held the position of Managing Director of the company Aentula Srl, a company involved in the design, manufacture and marketing of aero - small generators size.

Organizing team


Cagliari, Italy
  • Carlo Depau
  • Luca Arca
  • Enrico Costa