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edition 2020

Troughout the night

Troughout the night

The Night of ideas will take place on January 30th 2020, and will focus on the theme : ‘Being alive”. Guests from diverse backgrounds - intellectuals, researchers, artists - will gather to discuss the theme all across the five continents, from Dakar to Los Angeles, not to mention Brussels, Buenos Aires, Kathmandu, Marseille and Paris... Any cultural or knowledge center (bookshops, associations, universities, associations, NGOs, schools, art centers, research laboratories) can join the 'Nuit des idées' and send their event project... Apply here and join the Night of ideas.

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Night of ideas

The goal of the Night of ideas ('La Nuit des idées') is to celebrate the stream of ideas between countries, cultures, topics and generations. Every year, the Night of ideas gives the opportunity to discover the latest discoveries in knowledge and arts, to listen to the ones who contribute to bring more ideas to their field, and to take part in the discussion about the main issues of our times. And since ideas know no frontier, projects of any type are welcomed (conference, theatre play, performance, screening, concerts, etc.), and all places - whether prestigious or unexpected - are called to join the party and host original projects reflecting their own interpretation of the suggested theme. As time goes by, glimpses from the Night of ideas will echo through social media and make the Night of Ideas a global event.

Night of ideas

The goal of the Night of ideas ('La Nuit des idées') is to celebrate the stream of ideas between countries, cultures, topics and generations. Every year, the Night of ideas gives the opportunity to discover the latest discoveries in knowledge and arts, to listen to the ones who contribute to bring more ideas to their field, and to take part in the discussion about the main issues of our times. And since ideas know no frontier, projects of any type are welcomed (conference, theatre play, performance, screening, concerts, etc.), and all places - whether prestigious or unexpected - are called to join the party and host original projects reflecting their own interpretation of the suggested theme. As time goes by, glimpses from the Night of ideas will echo through social media and make the Night of Ideas a global event.

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Being alive

Being alive

Being alive: at the heart of the Nuit des Idées 2020 is the question of ecological balance and humanity’s relationship with the world and other species. It invites discussion around the questions raised by scientific research, technological changes at the intersection of humans and machine, as well as changes to living things. The phrase can be understood as a command, a call to awareness, action and commitment. What is being alive ? What is our place in the living world? How does "Being Alive" impose us to take action? These will be the questions at the heart of the Night of Ideas. These will be the questions at the heart of the Night of ideas. As in previous years, the theme is conducive to organising festive events and in particular for putting together programmes featuring performing artists and contemporary musicians.

What is our present made of ? How to face what our present requires? In a time of multiple emergencies, what memory and what future? These will be the questions at the heart of the Night of ideas.

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