Not A Book 
Lezioni che riguardano il nostro tempo
curated by Todo Modo in collaboration with NAM — Not A Museum.

at 18:30
at Manifattura Tabacchi

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On Thursday, October 27 at 6:30pm the Not A Book event is with Emanuele Coccia. The philosopher will present his new book Metamorphosis, a disruptive essay that radically overturns our idea of change.

Everything is metamorphosis, and we experience this from birth, because being born means inheriting a life that has already lived-its DNA, its breath, its flesh, its atoms-and striving to give it another face. This is what happens to all species through evolution: each is the metamorphosis of a form that has already lived and is prolonged in the diversity of the other. This continuity binds all living things to each other and to the Earth, the immense caterpillar from which the butterflies of the species are released at every moment.

One of the best known and internationally respected Italian philosophers, Emanuele Coccia has made this brilliant and original book, already translated into several languages, the metamorphosis of the most diverse knowledge: from zoology to philosophy, from biology to linguistics, from botany to literature. The result is a vision in which the human being itself is a ‘walking zoo’, the fruit
and expression of a larger, interconnected form of life.


The author | Emanuele Coccia

Emanuele Coccia teaches at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. For Einaudi Stile Libero he published Filosofia della casa. Lo spazio domestico e la felicità (2021). His books include La vita sensibile (il Mulino, 2011), Il bene nelle cose (il Mulino, 2014), La vita delle piante. Una metafisica della mescolanza (il Mulino, 2018). He is a columnist for “Libération” and contributes to “Le Monde” and “la Repubblica.”


Not A Book

Not A Book is the new series of meetings curated by Todo Modo in collaboration with NAM – Not A Museum.
Thinkers from different fields of knowledge (scientists, philosophers, artists, writers) are invited for a discussion with the public in the beautiful post-industrial setting of Manifattura Tabacchi. New ways of interpreting reality, different linguistic codes, upheaval of paradigms of reference, survival manuals for uncertain times: necessary tools to be able to follow lessons concerning our time.