Hay Festival Cartagena 2024

Welcome to the Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias 2024 programme, to be held from 25 to 28 January. In this page you can find the events in the general programme as well as Hay Joven activities tor university audiences, Hay Comunitario sessions which will take place in different areas of Cartagena, Reading Clubs and Talento Editorial.

The tickets of the general programme and reading clubs 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 online" when this option is available. Hay Joven and Hay Comunitario are free of charge. Access on Sunday will be free of charge for inhabitants of the Department of Bolívar in most of the events.

If you have any issues regarding the payment of your tickets, please contact us at tickets@hayfestival.org or at +57 317 516 55 13.

Online application for free events is now closed.

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

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Event 6

Mauricio García Villegas in conversation with José Manuel Acevedo

 Centro de Convenciones (Auditorio Getsemaní)
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Doctor in Politics, a lecturer at the National University of Colombia and an associate lecturer at the universities of Wisconsin and Grenoble, researcher with the organization Dejusticia and El Espectador columnist, Mauricio García Villegas is the author of El viejo malestar del Nuevo Mundo, a long essay in which, applying the perspective of the philosopher Baruch Spinoza, he examines the tension between sadness and joyfulness. Applying this idea to the political sphere, the author looks at the history of Latin America through the emotions, offering a lucid analysis of phenomena which are extreme yet also common: violence, corruption, lack of social cohesion and the difficulties with consolidating democracy. In conversation with José Manuel Acevedo.
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Mauricio García Villegas in conversation with José Manuel Acevedo

Event 15

Andrea Wulf in conversation with Misha Glenny

Magnificent rebels

 Teatro Adolfo Mejía
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The historian Andrea Wulf (UK-Germany), winner of the 2013 Eccles Centre & Hay Festival Writer's Award, will talk about her latest book Magnificent Rebels, in which she delves into history and tells the story of a group of thinkers who, in the small German city of Jena in the 18th century, first expressed some of the concepts that would determine the thought of later centuries. With an engaging style and fascinating anecdotes, Wulf offers a panorama of some of the most important ideas of Romantic philosophy, and how these have affected our perspective of the contemporary subject. In conversation with Misha Glenny.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

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Andrea Wulf in conversation with Misha Glenny

Event 19

Philipp Blom in conversation with Misha Glenny

 Centro de Convenciones (Salón Barahona)
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The novelist, historian and translator Philipp Blom, educated in Vienna and Oxford, has published nine books in Spanish, the last of which is El gran teatro del mundo (Das grosse welttheater). In this new long essay Blom examines the idea that is so common nowadays of “the crisis of the present”: feelings of discouragement with the idea of progress, the threats of populism and the ecological collapse, a lack of the momentum the brought enlightened ideas, the urgent need to reinvent ourselves and to find new paradigms. This lucid, perceptive text deals with our past, our present and the possibilities that exist in the future. In conversation with Misha Glenny.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available

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Philipp Blom in conversation with Misha Glenny

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