Hay Festival Segovia 2022

Browse the programme of the seventeenth edition of Hay Festival Segovia. From September 15 to 18, 2022, we will have lots of events, including English-speaking authors. For the second year in a row there will be a series of previous events in various venues in the region, to celebrate the heritage of Castilla y León. All events will be in-person, respecting the security protocols. More information here.


Event 18

Unification theory: The sheeps of Mr. Montes

Venue: Acueducto de Segovia
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The 268 Sheep of Señor Rafael Montes Illustrate the Existence of the Unification Theory by Living Peacefully Together Despite Holding Radically Different Opinions.

A herd of 268 merino sheep belonging to Mr. Rafael Montes will be shepherded to the area beneath the beautiful Roman aquaduct. This is part of Daudy and Novoselov’s art + science hugely successful worldwide project 'Everything is Connected'. The sheep, each inscribed with YES or NO, will form random groups and arrangements. Not only does this beautifully illustrate Einstein’s Unification Theory, but it also proves perfectly to us the possibility of individuals living peacefully together, however disparate their point of view. The spray paint used to write the words on the sheep's wool is ecological and completely harmless to the animal.

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Unification theory: The sheeps of Mr. Montes

Event 75

Kate Daudy and Sir Konstantin Novoselov in conversation with Javier Gila

Imagine... Humanity. Everything is connected

Venue: IE University
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What do a refugee, a high-level politician and a carbon atom on the other side of the world have in common? All of them share the same pattern of existence. The prominent conceptual and multimedia artist Kate Daudy, who has worked on major international projects; and the scientist and artist Sir Konstantin Novoselov, winner of the 2010 Novel Prize for Physics, have been working since 2017 on a humanitarian art and science project whose goal is to explore the ways in which Everything Is Connected and to invite the public to reflect on these connections. Daudy and Novoselov, who will undertake an artistic intervention as part of the Hay Festival, believe that it is worth considering interconnection when assessing our behaviour: our lives are what our thoughts make them. They will talk at this event about their project, which has involved collaboration with different NGOs and institutions linked to humanitarian work in the context of aid and development cooperation.

They will talk to Javier Gila, chair of the Aida: Ayuda, Intercambio y Desarrollo association, who has been working with them on the project.

With simultaneous translation from English to Spanish and vice versa

Price: €8.00 (EUR)

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