Hay Festival Arequipa 2022 – Science & Technology

Welcome to the Hay Festival Arequipa 2022 programme. After two digital editions, this year we're back in person, with multiple events in different venues around the city.

Hay Forum Moquegua will also take place in person. You can fin the Forum programme here.

The tickets are on sale for in person events. If you wish to register to see the live streaming of events, please select the option "Register to watch onlie" when this option is available.

If you have any questions, you can find us at contacto@hayfestival.org.

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Event 12

Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz in conversation with Nelson Vallejo-Gómez

The first thousand days of a human life, pediatrical and pedagogical challenges

Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Teatro)
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This event is an opportunity to consider the truly astonishing first thousand days of a human life, both in health and educational terms. Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz (France) is a distinguished paediatrician and researcher, currently head of the development neuroimaging team at the INSERM Institute at the University of París-Saclay, where she studies the development of cognitive functions in childhood. Based on brain images, in order to observe the acquisition of language or the neural signals of consciousness, Dehaene-Lambertz seeks to understand how early brain conditions are moulded by culture and context. She will talk to Nelson Vallejo-Gómez, a philosopher and General Secretary of the French Council for National Scientific Education.

Simultaneous translation from French to Spanish available

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Event HJ9

Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz and Stanislas Dehaene in conversation with Nelson Vallejo-Gómez

The marvellous and still mysterious human brain

Teatro Arequepay
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Two highly respected French scientists, Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz and Stanislas Dehaene, will talk with the Colombian-French philosopher and specialist in education, Nelson Vallejo-Gómez, about the different learning and teaching processes involved in the first years of a human life. Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz seeks to understand how the brain’s early learning conditions are moulded by culture and context, while Stanislas Dehaene tells us how the brain’s most amazing characteristic is its ability to learn, since it can not only adapt to circumstances and contexts, but also eat, sleep, protect itself and reproduce, as well as act as a compass for navigating seas of uncertainty, and discover the unknown. This session is a must for students of various disciplines, and they will have the opportunity to put questions to these three knowledgeable guests.

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Event 31

Esther Paniagua in conversation with Inés Santaeulalia

Imagine: Technology. Error 404. Are we ready for a world without Internet?

Teatro Fénix - Escenario Gales / Llwyfan Cymru
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The Internet is a powerful instrument, yet also a double-edged sword: it has opened up information that can be accessed cheaply and immediately, in an unprecedented transformation; but it, together with the social media, has submitted many people to manipulation and addiction. Another unsettling aspect is that we can now no longer imagine a world without the Internet, a tool that just a few decades ago did not even exist. Esther Paniagua (Spain) is a writer and journalist who specializes in matters related to science and technology. Her brilliant and bold essay Error 404. ¿Preparados para un mundo sin internet? (2021), proposes a vision of what would happen if we were suddenly left without the Internet. How far are we from a life without connection to the web? Perhaps we are closer than we suspect. In conversation with journalist Inés Santaeulalia.

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Event 32

Adela Muñoz Páez and Claudia Núñez in conversation with Emilia Erbetta

Women of history

Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Teatro)
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We will talk about historical figures who are essential to an understanding of our region and the world. From pioneers in their fields, to those who were marginalized socially, these people have paradoxically been made invisible, although without these figures, all women, it is impossible to understand our present. With Claudia Núñez (Peru), author of La mariscala, a book that examines the life of the only woman to have been president of Peru; and Adela Muñoz Páez (Spain), who presents her brilliant book Brujas. They will talk with the Radio Ambulante podcast journalist, Emilia Erbetta.

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Event 37

Stanislas Dehaene in conversation with Nelson Vallejo-Gómez

How does the human brain learn?

Casa Tristán del Pozo
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Stanislas Dehaene, Professor of Experimental Cognitive Psychology at the Collège de France and Chair of the French National Scientific Education Council, will talk to the philosopher Nelson Vallejo-Gómez, General Secretary of the same council, about the marvel that is the human brain. What does the brain’s learning faculty consist of? We are in the presence of an extraordinary and hypercomplex machine for informational and cognitive production and invention which not only produces knowledge, but also knowledge about knowledge; the brain houses the central regulating system for thinking, sleeping and dreaming, for walking, breathing and beating the heart, for processing physical as well as psychic sensory information, and much more. Of all its faculties, the most remarkable is surely its ability to learn, since it can not only adapt to circumstances and contexts, but also eat, sleep, protect itself and reproduce, as well as act as a compass for navigating seas of uncertainty, and discover the unknown.

Simultaneous translation from French to Spanish available

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Event HF9

Adela Muñoz Páez

Women scientists: the past, the present and the future

Plaza San Francisco
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Adela Muñoz Páez (Spain) is one of the most brilliant essayists writing today. A professor of Inorganic Chemistry at Seville University, her other great passion is women scientists. She is the creator of Científicas: Pasado, Presente y Futuro, a series of dramatic representations aimed at school children aged between 8 and 14. At this event, we will see some of these works and find out from the scientist Muñoz why her work has been so important.

Ages 8 to 14
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