Hay Festival Colombia took place from 21 to 30 of January 2022, with events in the cities of Cartagena de Indias, Medellín and Jericó. You are currently browsing the digital programme of the festival.
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We at the Hay Festival, with the support of our regional ally SURA and working together with El País have worked with some of the world’s most brilliant minds in order to offer the Imagine the World series of digital events. This fourth event pays homage to the work of the philosopher Edgar Morin, crucial for an understanding of the contemporary world’s challenges and problems. The great British writer and philosopher, A.C. Grayling, will reflect on the human condition, particularly in the light of his magnum opus The Good Book. A Secular Bible, in conversation with Eduardo Rabasa.
Event in English with Spanish subtitles
With the support of SURA
From the hanging gardens of Babylon to the organic gardens of the "urban guerrillas", the garden has been a reflection of society. The way we use the "tamed nature" of gardens evolves with the world and with each individual. Santiago Beruete (Spain), academic, philosopher and gardener, reflects in his latest book, Un trozo de tierra (A piece of land), on the urgency and necessity of preserving the environment, offering us a close and intimate look at nature, which is both our environment and our livelihood. This work continues the cycle of other texts by Beruete, such as Jardinosofía (Gardensophy), Verdolatría (Greenery) and Aprendívoros (Learnvorous). In conversation with Rosana Arizmendi.
The Queretaro publishing house, Gris Tormenta, presents a beautiful collection of texts in which different authors from different countries reflect on something that is necessary to us in order to be fully human: silence, something that is becoming ever rarer in our world. The writer, theologian, priest, practitioner of Zen meditation, and founder of the Amigos del Desierto association, Pablo d’Ors (Spain), and the publisher and writer Mónica Nepote (Mexico), talk to the book’s editor, José Manuel Velasco.
Hay Festival Querétaro deeply regrets the death of Jean-Luc Nancy, who was going to participate in this edition.
This event will be a tribute to the outstading French philosopher. Professor of Philosophy and author of over 30 books, he has dealt with major themes such as national identity and nationalisms, desire and the limits of community experience. His most recent book is Sexistence (2020), which tackles the topic of human sexuality from a philosophical point of view, returning to the ideas of great thinkers such as Kant and Freud, putting an emphasis on how our experience and relationship with sex creates and feeds the individual, civilization and culture.
A brilliant career as a philosopher, writer, academic and professor might be summed up in just one word: wisdom. Emilio Lledó is a wise man, a humanist, and increasingly essential in a world that tends to forget the humanities. He has written dozens of essays on thought, ethics, beauty and freedom, including Filosofía y lenguaje, El silencio de la escritura, Días y libros, Memoria de la ética. He has also received the highest national awards, such as the Princess of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities, and the Gold Medal for Fine Arts, and holds the “lowercase L” chair at the Spanish Academy. Identidad y amistad. Palabras para un mundo posible (Identity and Friendship. Words for a Possible World) is his latest book.
Lledó will be in conversation with Elena Martínez, editor at Taurus publishers.
Event in Spanish
Once the event has finished, the author will sign books in the booth outside IE University.