A NIGHT OF IDEAS BROOKLYN: CLOSING THE DISTANCE / PROCHES
Join us for a FREE SIX-HOUR VIRTUAL EXCHANGE OF IDEAS, featuring philosophical debate, readings and music performances with top philosophers, cultural thinkers and artists from around the world.
This year’s NIGHT OF IDEAS continues in the tradition of our annual A Night of Philosophy & Ideas. It is part of the U.S. Night of Ideas curated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and presented in connection with the global 24-hour virtual La Nuit des idées, coordinated worldwide by the Institut Français.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 6 PM - 12 MIDNIGHT (EST)
Please RSVP at the right corner of this page to receive your Zoom link along with exciting program updates!
Lineup is subject to change.
For more information please contact the Brooklyn Public Library’s BPL Presents team. See the Facebook Event here.
Co-presented by Brooklyn Public Library and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
NIGHT OF IDEAS: CLOSING THE DISTANCE
Kick off this year's Night of Ideas marathon on January 28th with a global live stream featuring content from 75 countries around the world, co-produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
Travel virtually to cultural centers across the United States, beginning with a performance by iconic author and musician Patti Smith, broadcast from New York City. Architect Jeanne Gang shows off some of her favorite urban design projects in Chicago, sound healer Jared Bistrong leads a beachside meditation in Miami, and New Orleans artist and activist Brandan "Bmike" Odums opens the doors to his project Studio BE. Watch from the warmth of your own home as Harvard professors Sylvaine Guyot and Nicolas Prevelakis discuss democracy as they stroll Boston's Freedom Trail, and then head to Atlants for a series of events touching upon the beauty of birdsong, ritual, proximity, and dance. In Houston, astronaut Thomas Pesquet invites you to ponder the cosmos while on the West Coast, Mayor London Breed discusses recovery and the path forward for her city of San Francisco. In Los Angeles, journalist Patt Morrison meets with directors of vibrant cultural venues to analyze the challenges of the past year.