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Night of Ideas 2022 How Do We Rebuild Together?

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In this sixth edition of Night of Ideas, writers, philosophers, artists, scientists, academics, journalists and students explore recent changes in our world and debate and plan better ways of building together.

Bristol Ideas is once again partnering with Institut français on Night of Ideas – a project taking place simultaneously in Paris, London, Edinburgh, and across the world, Thursday 27 January 2022.

Crossing French, British and European perspectives, Night of Ideas engages audiences in free debates with the theme Rebuilding Together as the common thread to explore the latest ideas behind contemporary issues and find solutions to the many crises we face.

We are collectively aware that we have reached a global socio-economic and environmental crisis. While this state of emergency is redefining our individual rights and reshaping our political ground, it is equally reprioritising the shared nature of our duties as citizens. A collective desire for action and new initiatives is rising. It is becoming increasingly clear that the only way we’ll survive this world is by rebuilding it, together. How do we make global decisions together? What is the role of the state? Who should the decision-makers be? In this polyphonic and multidimensional context, how can we find a common ground on which we can rebuild together?

Night of Ideas will gather writers, philosophers, artists, scientists, academics, journalists and students to explore the recent changes in our world, sow the seed of new initiatives and discuss better ways of building together. In the run-up to the Night of Ideas, a film season, Before the Night, will examine the  different themes and Little Night will invite pupils from British and French schools to reflect on the main topics.

Speakers include Philippe Aghion, Norman Ajari, Bashir Al-Hashimi, Anthony Anaxagorou, Renate Christ, Jasmina Cibic, Philippe Descola, Bobby Duffy, Merve Emre, Daniel Innerarity, Zoe Laughlin, Julian Limberg, Douglas McMaster, Mariana Mazzucato, Tania de Montaigne, Leoluca Orlando, Agnès Poirier, Judith Rainhorn, Olivier Remaud, Marcus du Sautoy, Zineb Sedira, Elif Shafak, Alain Supiot, Uta Staiger, Jack Stilgoe, Emmanuel Tibloux, Caroline Till, Tim Waterman, Shuk Ying Chan.

This will be a mix of live and online presentations.

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