The Night of Ideas returns for a 7th edition, from January 27, and throughout the first quarter of 2022. In more than a hundred countries, events will be organized.
the theme, « (Re)building together”, was chosen to “explore the resilience and reconstruction of societies facing unique challenges, solidarity and cooperation between individuals, groups and States, the mobilization of civil societies and the challenges of construction and manufacture and our objects”, describes the official website of the Institut de France. This Night of Ideas will also be marked by the start of the French presidency of the Council of the European Union.
In France, the highlight of this Night of Ideas 2022 will take place at the Collège de France, where 54 young Europeans will come to formulate their public policy proposals. Due to the pandemic of Covid-19, this event will take place on March 12, not January 27.
What events in Paris ?
Nevertheless, several events will take place on this evening of the 27th. At the Banque de France, for example, a conference entitled “How (re)to construct and transform”, will begin at 18h. At the National Center for Space Studies 2, there is a debate entitled “Toulouse, space city? » Who will take place at 19h. We can also mention the evening of discovery of Canadian podcasts (the local name for podcast), organized by the Online Cultural Center from 20h.
Internationally, Uruguayan author Carmen Posadas will speak with Finnish author Sofi Oksanen at the Circulo de Bellas Artes, Italian astrophysicist Marica Branchesi will speak with the first woman to assume the title of President of Trinity College Dublin, Linda Doyle, at the Farnese Palace in Rome, and the German-Iranian writer Navid Kermani will dialogue with Péter Nádas, Hungarian writer, in Germany…
As a reminder, the Night of Ideas, launched in 2016, invites each year (last Thursday of the month) all places of culture and knowledge, in France and on the five continents, to organize conferences, meetings, forums and round tables, as well as screenings, artistic performances and youth workshops.
The whole program is available here.