Night of ideas is a 24-hour virtual marathon featuring philosophical debates and artistic performances from 75 countries around the world. It is coordinated by the Institut Français, Paris and co-produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US.
This year’s theme, “Closing the distance” (“Proches,” in French) speaks to our shared sense of isolation and seeks to explore new means of fostering community and togetherness. Evoking the new forms of
solidarity that our economic and social crises call for, as well as our changing relationship with space and mobility, this theme prompts audiences and participants to consider our relationship to today’s challenging world and those around us in thoughtful, creative, and engaging ways.
Tune in at 6PM ET for the U.S. segment at nightofideas.org or at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy Facebook page.
Many thanks to Jean Boucault, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Frédéric Keck, Lauren Tate Baeza, Shanequa Gay, Urban Lab, Marie Morel, Robert Barsky, Stéphanie Boulard, Anne-Gaëlle Saliot, and to the students of the Dance Department of Kennesaw
University, for participating in the Atlanta Night of Ideas program.
Let's stay connected. Warmly to all of you,
Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States