The 13 th May 1978 the Basaglia law was approved, sanctioning that even those who suffer from mental illnesses have a right to be respected and to preserve their dignity as people, and also that people aren’t their diagnosis. This law invited to adopt approaches more concerned with connecting with individual stories and events rather than boxing people in diagnosis that didn’t help understand how to interact with them. 40 years after the approval of Law 180, Tocatì promotes a meeting of consideration with Peppe Dell’Acqua, the psychiatrist who took part with Franco Basaglia in the transformation and shutting down of the Psychiatric Hospital of Trieste; Giuliano Scabia, legendary and visionary writer who occupied with the “crazy” people the workshop where Marco Cavallo was created, and told its tale; and Mirella Ruggeri, psychiatrist of the Department of Public Health of the University of Verona. At Sala Nervi, Saturday 15 th at 4.00 pm after the merry parade with Marco Cavallo. Introduction by Chiara Stella.
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