Brooklyn Public Library
and the
Cultural Services of
the French Embassy
co-present

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2020
7pm – 7am
Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, February 1

7:00PM

Mawtini – Motherland
Hratch Arbach
Plaza | 7:00PM to 7:00AM | 12 Hours
Out 1: Noli Me Tangere
Jacques Rivette
Balcony Conference Room | 7:00PM to 7:00AM | 12 Hours
ETHEL Performance
ETHEL
Grand Lobby | 7:00PM to 7:30PM | 30 minutes
Saturday, February 1

7:30PM

Keynote: Good Economics for Hard Times
Esther Duflo
Grand Lobby | 7:30PM to 8:00PM | 30 minutes
VR: The Dreams of Henri Rousseau
Nicolas Autheman
Trustees Room | 7:30PM to 7:00AM | 11 hours 30 min
VR: Gloomy Eyes
Trustees Room | 7:30PM to 7:00AM | 11 hours 30 min
Saturday, February 1

8:00PM

Teenage Activism is Defining a Socio-Political Education
Rosa Lander, Olivia Wohlgemuth
Info Commons Lab | 8:00PM to 8:30PM | 30 minutes
Ethics & Climate Change
Paul Miller (DJ Spooky), Andrew Revkin, Olga Shalashova
Dweck Auditorium | 8:00PM to 8:50PM | 1 hour
We Must Adapt
Barbara Stiegler
Languages & Literature Division | 8:00PM to 8:30PM | 30 minutes
Dogs
Mark Alizart
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 8:00PM to 8:30PM | 30 minutes
Disposable Life
Axelle Karera
History, Biography, Religion Division | 8:00PM to 8:30PM | 30 minutes
DJ Set: Zenon Marko
Grand Lobby | 8:00PM to 7:00AM | 11 hours
Is French-Style Fraternity Fundamental? Immigrant Rescue Stories Show It Matters
Susan Herman
Art & Music | 8:00PM to 8:30PM | 30 minutes
Saturday, February 1

8:30PM

Hands in the Pocket: Juggling Performance
Jérôme Thomas , Jörg Müller, Martin Schwietzke
Grand Lobby | 8:30PM to 9:00PM | 30 minutes
Open Ocean
Mary Mattingly
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 8:30PM to 9:00PM | 30 minutes
The Social Logics at Work in Police Use of DNA Database
Joëlle Vailly
History, Biography, Religion Division | 8:30PM to 9:00PM | 30 minutes
The Alps Are the New Mediterranean. Migrants on the French Italian Border
Anne-Claire Defossez
Art & Music | 8:30PM to 9:00PM | 30 minutes
When the US Stole Native Land Not with Guns, But Pen & Paper
Rebecca Nagle
Languages & Literature Division | 8:30PM to 9:00PM | 30 minutes
Saturday, February 1

9:00PM

Music & AI: A Shared Experience?
ETHEL, Jonathan Maskit, Molly McBride, Barbara Fultner
Dweck Auditorium | 9:00PM to 9:50PM | 1 hour
We Must Adapt
Barbara Stiegler
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 9:00PM to 9:30PM | 30 minutes
Carving your Own Bones: Art as Self-Making
Mariana Ortega
History, Biography, Religion Division | 9:00PM to 9:30PM | 30 minutes
La Belle Vie: A Holistic Approach to the Philosophical Art of Living Well
Kathryn Sophia Belle
Art & Music | 9:00PM to 9:30PM | 30 minutes
One Life
Catherine Malabou
Languages & Literature Division | 9:00PM to 9:30PM | 30 minutes
Saturday, February 1

9:30PM

Mattering Matters
Rebecca Goldstein
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 9:30PM to 10:00PM | 30 minutes
The Climate Coup
Mark Alizart
Art & Music | 9:30PM to 10:00PM | 30 minutes
Philosophical Publics: Ruling Ourselves, Thinking Together
Astra Taylor
Languages & Literature Division | 9:30PM to 10:00PM | 30 minutes
Is Male Domination "Natural"?
Raphaël Liogier
History, Biography, Religion Division | 9:30PM to 10:00PM | 30 minutes
Saturday, February 1

10:00PM

ACLU Podcast: "At Liberty" Live Taping with Rebecca Nagle
Rebecca Nagle, Emerson Sykes
Dweck Auditorium | 10:00PM to 10:50PM | 1 hour
Is Immortality Choiceworthy?
Katja Vogt
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 10:00PM to 10:30PM | 30 minutes
Life on the Edge: Guns, Terror, & the Culture of Constant Vigilance
Suzanne Schneider
History, Biography, Religion Division | 10:00PM to 10:30PM | 30 minutes
Everything is Alive: Weird Metaphysics in Early Modern Thought
Christia Mercer
Art & Music | 10:00PM to 10:30PM | 30 minutes
Unequal Lives
Didier Fassin
Languages & Literature Division | 10:00PM to 10:30PM | 30 minutes
Saturday, February 1

10:30PM

Intersectional Approaches to Descartes & Schopenhauer: Mind, Body; Life & Death
Naomi Zack
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 10:30PM to 11:00PM | 30 minutes
Hands in the Pocket: Juggling Performance
Jérôme Thomas , Jörg Müller, Martin Schwietzke
Grand Lobby | 10:30PM to 11:00PM | 30 minutes
Is Male Domination "Natural"?
Raphaël Liogier
Art & Music | 10:30PM to 11:00PM | 30 minutes
What is Life? A Historical Inquiry from Aristotle to DNA
Marion Thomas
History, Biography, Religion Division | 10:30PM to 11:00PM | 30 minutes
Theory of Betrayal
Maryam Monalisa Gharavi
Languages & Literature Division | 10:30PM to 11:00PM | 30 minutes
Ubuvandimwe: Moving from Intersubjectivity to Intrasubjectivity
Christian Nyampeta , Natacha Nsabimana , Omar Berrada
Dweck Lobby | 10:30PM to 11:00PM | 30 minutes
Saturday, February 1

11:00PM

National Sawdust Presents: Sonic with Womxyn Amplify
Dweck Auditorium | 11:00PM to 11:30PM | 30 minutes
The Way We Hunger
Andrea Borghini
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 11:00PM to 11:30PM | 30 minutes
Gabriel Royal Performance
Grand Lobby | 11:00PM to 11:30PM | 30 minutes
Nightmare Knowledges
Selin Islekel
History, Biography, Religion Division | 11:00PM to 11:30PM | 30 minutes
Philosophizing Like a Girl: Or Why Philosophy Needs Intersectional Gender Theory More than Ever
Taine Duncan
Art & Music | 11:00PM to 11:30PM | 30 minutes
Uninhabitable Lives. Premature Death & Black Dignity
Norman Ajari
Languages & Literature Division | 11:00PM to 11:30PM | 30 minutes
Saturday, February 1

11:30PM

Like A Goddess of Victory: On Nietzsche & Being Alive
Babette Babich
Languages & Literature Division | 11:30PM to 12:00AM | 30 minutes
National Sawdust Presents: Mwenso and the Shakes
Mwenso and the Shakes
Dweck Auditorium | 11:30PM to 12:00AM | 30 minutes
How Yiddish Changed America?
Ilan Stavans
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 11:30PM to 12:00AM | 30 minutes
Our Animal Economy: Bees & Capital
Ognian Kassabov
History, Biography, Religion Division | 11:30PM to 12:00AM | 30 minutes
The Art of the Philosophical Op-Ed
Peter Catapano
At this workshop and live reading, Catapano will discuss the behind-the-scenes process of editing the New York Times philosophy series, The Stone, and introduce the finalists of the Library’s philosophical op-ed contest, who will read their work. Catapano will reveal the selection and editing of the winners, and take questions. To enter the contest, submit an op-ed of 1000 words or less by Jan. 30 to jwhitney@bklynlibrary.org. Winners will be notified by email by Feb. 1. Contestants are encouraged to read examples from The Stone before submitting. Find last year's winner here.
Info Commons Lab | 11:30PM to 12:30AM | 1 hour
When the US Stole Native Land Not with Guns, But Pen & Paper
Rebecca Nagle
Art & Music | 11:30PM to 12:00AM | 30 minutes
Sunday, February 2

12:00AM

Birds of Paradise
Patrice Nganang
Art & Music | 12:00AM to 12:30AM | 30 minutes
Frankenstein: The Monster's Story
Simon Critchley
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 12:00AM to 12:30AM | 30 minutes
Brooklyn Art Song Society
Michael Brofman
Dweck Auditorium | 12:00AM to 12:40AM | 45 minutes
Hands in the Pocket: Juggling Performance
Jérôme Thomas , Jörg Müller, Martin Schwietzke
Grand Lobby | 12:00AM to 12:30AM | 30 minutes
Prefiguring the New Society: The Young Lords
Johanna Fernández
Languages & Literature Division | 12:00AM to 12:30AM | 30 minutes
We're Not In This Together: Climate, Politics, & Conflict
Ajay Singh Chaudhary
History, Biography, Religion Division | 12:00AM to 12:30AM | 30 minutes
Sunday, February 2

12:30AM

When a Robot Decides When You Live or Die
Peter Asaro
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 12:30AM to 1:00AM | 30 minutes
Live Psychoanalysis
Languages & Literature Division | 12:30AM to 1:00AM | 30 minutes
To Rebel & to Go Extinct With Joy
Claire Sagan
History, Biography, Religion Division | 12:30AM to 1:00AM | 30 minutes
Sunday, February 2

1:00AM

Living in the Spaces Between: Housing on Irregular Sites
Jonathan Kirschenfeld
Art & Music | 1:00AM to 1:30AM | 30 minutes
Against Greatness: The Case for the Good-Enough Life
Avram Alpert
History, Biography, Religion Division | 1:00AM to 1:30AM | 30 minutes
Our Animal Economy: Bees & Capital
Ognian Kassabov
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 1:00AM to 1:30AM | 30 minutes
Injyana: Movements of Generosity
Christian Nyampeta , Natacha Nsabimana , Omar Berrada
Dweck Lobby | 1:00AM to 1:30AM
Hoarders in the Digital Age
Annie Pfeifer
Languages & Literature Division | 1:00AM to 1:30AM | 30 minutes
Odorama: Mauvais Sang
Leos Carax
Dweck Auditorium | 1:00AM to 3:30AM | 2 hours
Sunday, February 2

1:30AM

Radical Social Imaginaries & How to Live Them
Briana Toole
Languages & Literature Division | 1:30AM to 2:00AM | 30 minutes
Is Your Sex Life Actually Alive?
Maïa Mazaurette
History, Biography, Religion Division | 1:30AM to 2:00AM | 30 minutes
On the Importance of Sadness
Tomasz Stawiszyński
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 1:30AM to 2:00AM | 30 minutes
Sunday, February 2

2:00AM

Facing Death - Faith in Death as a Way of Life?
Jeanne Proust
History, Biography, Religion Division | 2:00AM to 2:30AM | 30 minutes
Like A Goddess of Victory: On Nietzsche & Being Alive
Babette Babich
Society, Sciences & Technology Division | 2:00AM to 2:30AM | 30 minutes
Who am I, from a Buddhist Perspective
Dr. Chok Tenzin Monlam 
Languages & Literature Division | 2:00AM to 2:30AM | 30 minutes
Sunday, February 2

2:30AM

How to Come Up with Your Own Philosophical Questions
Eric Kaplan
Languages & Literature Division | 2:30AM to 3:00AM | 30 minutes
Hands in the Pocket: Juggling Performance
Jérôme Thomas , Jörg Müller, Martin Schwietzke
Grand Lobby | 2:30AM to 3:00AM | 30 minutes
Sunday, February 2

3:00AM

Is Your Sex Life Actually Alive?
Maïa Mazaurette
Languages & Literature Division | 3:00AM to 3:30AM | 30 minutes
Sunday, February 2

3:30AM

Philosophizing Like a Girl: Or Why Philosophy Needs Intersectional Gender Theory More than Ever
Taine Duncan
Languages & Literature Division | 3:30AM to 4:00AM | 30 minutes
DJ Spooky With Olga Shalashova
Paul Miller (DJ Spooky), Olga Shalashova
Grand Lobby | 3:30AM to 4:15AM | 45 minutes
Sunday, February 2

4:00AM

Darkly: Black History & America's Gothic Soul
Leila Taylor
Languages & Literature Division | 4:00AM to 4:30AM | 30 minutes
Sunday, February 2

4:15AM

Guided Meditation
Dr. Chok Tenzin Monlam 
Grand Lobby | 4:15AM to 5:00AM | 45 minutes
Sunday, February 2

4:30AM

What Does it Mean to Share the Road?
Jonathan Maskit
Languages & Literature Division | 4:30AM to 5:00AM | 30 minutes
Sunday, February 2

5:00AM

Sexuality & Feminism in Virginie Despente's Work
Jeanne Proust
Languages & Literature Division | 5:00AM to 5:30AM | 30 minutes
Sunday, February 2

5:30AM

Socrates, Orwell & the Examined Life
Nomi Naeem
Languages & Literature Division | 5:30AM to 6:00AM | 30 minutes
Sunday, February 2

6:00AM

Eco & the Archive
Suzanne Maria Menghraj
Languages & Literature Division | 6:00AM to 6:30AM | 30 minutes
Sunday, February 2

6:30AM

On Earthly Delights
Rebecca Ariel Porte
Languages & Literature Division | 6:30AM to 7:00AM | 30 minutes
Sunday, February 2

7:00AM

Sunrise Ceremony
Hadrien Coumans, Joe Baker
Plaza | 7:00AM to 7:30AM | 30 minutes