Hay Festival Colombia Digital

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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Event 6

Vanessa Rosales in conversation with Marta Nebot

Mujer incómoda

 Sala Teatro Parque Explora

This event brings us a conversation with a writer whose thinking is based on a gender perspective, intellectual curiosity and interdisciplinary research. Vanessa Rosales studied History at the University of the Andes, took a Master’s in Journalism at the Argentinean newspaper La Nación and a Master’s in Fashion Studies at the New School for Design in New York. She is the author of the book Mujeres vestidas: Moda consciente (2017), a work about the history of fashion and its relationship to the changing ways in which the feminine, identity, liberty and struggle have been imagined. She is the author of the book Mujer incómoda (2021), a collection of personal essays about themes that matter to her as a woman: feminism, aesthetics, love, religion, her native land, intimacy... Rosales will talk to Marta Nebot.

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Event 18

Carmen Maria Machado, Vivek Shraya and Camila Sosa Villada in conversation with Gloria Susana Esquivel (Spanish version)

Imagine... equalities: LGTBQI2+ literary worlds

 Teatro Adolfo Mejía

Literature has always been a space of freedom and expression. Gloria Susana Esquivel talks to three authors who identity with the plural LGTBQI2+ community. With Carmen Maria Machado (United States), Vivek Shraya (Canada) and Camila Sosa Villada (Argentina).

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Event 18EN

Carmen Maria Machado, Vivek Shraya and Camila Sosa Villada in conversation with Gloria Susana Esquivel (English version)

Imagine... equalities: LGTBQI2+ literary worlds

 Teatro Adolfo Mejía

Literature has always been a space of freedom and expression. Gloria Susana Esquivel talks to three authors who identity with the plural LGTBQI2+ community. With Carmen Maria Machado (United States), Vivek Shraya (Canada) and Camila Sosa Villada (Argentina).

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Event 35

Reni Eddo-Lodge and Djamila Ribeiro in conversation with Vanessa Rosales (Spanish version)

Imagine... equalities: racism still

 Centro de Convenciones (Sala Barahona)

The world continues to be deeply racist and in order to change this fact we must understand its context. Vanessa Rosales talks to two writers who have studied and reflected on racism and how to fight it. With Reni Eddo-Lodge (UK), journalist and author and one of the most powerful voices in the race debate today. She is a contributor to media outlets such as The New York Times, The Voice, Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, and her first book, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race has caused a global stir. From the world of academia, journalism and activism, the philosopher, writer and activist Djamila Ribeiro (Brazil) occupies a central position in the current struggle for the rights of black and racialized people in Brazil and Latin America. Ribeiro led the Department for Human Rights in the city of São Paulo in 2016 and has been recognized by the BBC as one of the 100 most influential women in the world. In 2019, after publishing her third book, Pequeno manual antirracista (2019), she was awarded the Prince Claus Prize (Netherlands) and chosen by the French Government as a Figure of the Future. Her first book translated into Spanish is Lugar de enunciación (2020).

With the support of Comisión de la Verdad and British Council

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Event 37

Camila Sosa Villada in conversation with Gloria Susana Esquivel

 Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española (Patio)

The Argentinean actress and writer Camila Sosa Villada starred in Jean Cocteau’s El bello indiferente and played Ale in the film Mía, both directed by Javier Van de Couter. She is the author of the poetry book La novia de Sandro (2015), the autobiographical essay El viaje inútil (2018) and the novel Las malas (2019), a story that begins when, one night, Sosa Villada discovers the world of transvestites in Sarmiento Park in Cordoba, Argentina. She will talk to Gloria Susana Esquivel.

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Event 35EN

Reni Eddo-Lodge and Djamila Ribeiro in conversation with Vanessa Rosales (English version)

Imagine... equalities: racism still

 Centro de Convenciones (Sala Barahona)

The world continues to be deeply racist and in order to change this fact we must understand its context. Vanessa Rosales talks to two writers who have studied and reflected on racism and how to fight it. With Reni Eddo-Lodge (UK), journalist and author and one of the most powerful voices in the race debate today. She is a contributor to media outlets such as The New York Times, The Voice, Daily Telegraph and The Guardian, and her first book, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race has caused a global stir. From the world of academia, journalism and activism, the philosopher, writer and activist Djamila Ribeiro (Brazil) occupies a central position in the current struggle for the rights of black and racialized people in Brazil and Latin America. Ribeiro led the Department for Human Rights in the city of São Paulo in 2016 and has been recognized by the BBC as one of the 100 most influential women in the world. In 2019, after publishing her third book, Pequeno manual antirracista (2019), she was awarded the Prince Claus Prize (Netherlands) and chosen by the French Government as a Figure of the Future. Her first book translated into Spanish is Lugar de enunciación (2020).

With the support of Comisión de la Verdad and British Council

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