What happens when grandparents learn the future, technology and those things that they call “wizardry”? Nine Italian writers narrate the future on the threshold of a radical change of urban forms and life styles. From the Neapolitan woman who, at the age of 70, follows her friends’ lives on Facebook to the eighty year old men who is still trying to understand how a cash machine works, the writers’ eye goes through the Italian cities: doomsday scenarios borrowed from fantasy literature, nihilist existential breakthroughs, fear and fascination toward the new world that will come.
Young Lions is a project of Poste Italiane (realized in collaboration with Mondo Digitale Foundation) with the objective of improving the process of digitalisation of the country, by promoting the access to new services for old persons who are at risk of exclusion. A book that is a challenge and wants to narrate that part of Italy that still doesn’t exist, with the visionary eye of literature and from two opposite points of view, the one of who is passing the shadow line of youth and the other one of who is walking down the last mile, between passion, disenchantment and desire of knowledge.
Franco Arminio • Andrea Bajani • Paolo Di Stefano • Angelo Ferracuti • Alessandro Leogrande • Giancarlo Liviano D’Arcangelo • Igiaba Scego • Nadia Terranova • Stefano ValentiGuarda Giovani leoni's sheet