Night of Ideas Brooklyn
Where: Brooklyn Public Library - Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
718-230-2100 Price: Free
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Join us for a FREE 6-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 as part of the global 24-hour virtual La Nuit des idées, coordinated worldwide by the Institut Français.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2021, FROM 6:00 PM – 12:00 MIDNIGHT EST
Co-presented by Brooklyn Public Library and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US.
La Nuit des idées is a project of the Institut Français, Paris.
Join us on January 28 as Night of Ideas Brooklyn continues in the tradition of our annual A Night of Philosophy & Ideas. Co-presented by Brooklyn Public Library and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the FREE six-hour virtual exchange of ideas will feature philosophical debate, readings, music performances and more!
The evening will open with an original short film featuring author and filmmaker Astra Taylor (What is Democracy?), followed by a two-part series about the current state of America. This is America: Is this America? What is America? explores how the rest of the world views the United States a week following the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. The question will be explored by an international panel including Egyptian-American journalist and activist Mona Eltahawy, British novelist Hari Kunzru and Mexican journalist and novelist Yuri Herrara.
What Awaits America? features commissioned monologues from writers and intellectuals including author Suketu Mehta, historian and visual artist Nell Painter, psychotherapist and author Jamieson Webster, along with New York Times’ “The Stone” philosophy blog editor Peter Catapano.
Music performances include Ash Koosha and YONA and Emel Mathlouthi from our event partner National Sawdust, and a program of Schubert presented by Brooklyn Art Song Society, along with your personal philosophies in a segment called, Truths to Live By:
Truths to Live By: Share your personal philosophy during the Night of Ideas!
While we may not all think of ourselves as philosophers, we are all philosophical beings, guided by our basic personal beliefs and attitudes about what makes a life well lived. Brooklyn Public Library invites you to articulate the central concepts that drive and shape how you engage with life and send your philosophies to us. We may contact you to share them live online during the Night of Ideas on January 28th.
Your response can range from a single sentence to a short essay. Send your submissions via Submittable by Monday, January 25th.
For updates and exciting announcements check our website and Facebook page.
On the same night, tune in for the 24-hour global Night of Ideas marathon featuring keynote speaker Patti Smith plus philosophical debates and artistic performances produced in 75 countries around the world. Watch at nightofideas.org and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy’s Facebook page.Buy tickets/get more info now