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Night of Ideas 2019

Thursday 31 January 17:30-22:00


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.

For the Night of Ideas, l’Institut français d’Ecosse will be organising its own events. Please find the schedule according to the location below:

Espace Jacques Tati:

- Art Exhibition: Looking is not enough...
5.30pm - 10.00pm

Salle Boulez:

- Short documentaries screening
2 sessions (5.30 pm-7.30 pm and 7.30 pm-10 pm)

Salle Moreau-Evrard:

- Talk: The Picturing of History: Edmund Joseph Sullivan’s illustrations to Thomas Carlyle’s "The French Revolution"
The talk will be followed by a Q/A
6pm-6.45pm

- Talk: Is There a Spatial Divide in France? "La France périphérique" in contemporary literature and film
The talk will be followed by a Q/A
7 pm -7.45pm

- Talk: Alternative Perspectives on Globalisation Today: Edouard Glissant’s poetics of resistance
The talk will be followed by a Q/A
8pm-8.45pm

- Screening: Mon coeur
The screening will be followed by a Q/A with the filmmaker Paul-Elie Bouthier
9pm-10pm

All the events will take place at the Institut français d’Ecosse:

Institut français d’Ecosse
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF

All the events are free but booking is strongly recommended
Book directly online or contact us at 0131 285 6030 or info ifecosse.org.uk

Institut Français Écosse 2019