Gabriella is a Ph.D. student, at the University of Bologna. She’s in her second year, writing a thesis on her favourite philosopher; Spinoza. Ever since she was young she’s been serious. She was always pestering her mum (Caterina) to explain things … Why is the sky blue? What is electricity made of? Could you have a triangle with four sides? Later she got interested in philosophy: what is love, what is beauty, how do we know what’s good? She was hooked. Her room - in a shared apartment in Via dei Bibiena fine minutes for the Uni - is very simple: a table, a chair; lots of books.