Night of Ideas is a FREE six hour virtual exchange of ideas featuring featuring discussions and music performances with philosophers, cultural thinkers and artists from around the world, even a NASA astronaut discussing the meaning of the cosmos.
Attend them all, or just the ideas which interest you.
Night of Ideas is Thursday, Jan. 28, 6pm to Midnight.
It’s available globally, by livestream featuring content from 75 countries around the world
The programming is co-produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. and presented by the Brooklyn Public Library.
This year’s Night of Ideas is presented in connection with the global 24-hour virtual La Nuit des idées, coordinated worldwide by the Institut Français.
Scheduled events include:
Travel virtually to cultural centers across the United States, beginning with a performance by iconic author and musician Patti Smith, broadcast from New York City.
Architect Jeanne Gang shows off some of her favorite urban design projects in Chicago,
Sound healer Jared Bistrong leads a beachside meditation in Miami,
New Orleans artist and activist Brandan “Bmike” Odums opens the doors to his project Studio BE.
Watch from the warmth of your own home as Harvard professors Sylvaine Guyot and Nicolas Prevelakis discuss democracy as they stroll Boston’s Freedom Trail,
Head to Atlants for a series of events touching upon the beauty of birdsong, ritual, proximity, and dance.
In Houston, astronaut Thomas Pesquet invites you to ponder the cosmos while on the West Coast,
Mayor London Breed discusses recovery and the path forward for her city of San Francisco. In Los Angeles,
Journalist Patt Morrison meets with directors of vibrant cultural venues to analyze the challenges of the past year.
How to watch:
See the full program and tune in at nightofideas.org
RSVP required for the Zoom link to take part in the evening’s live segments, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Or, watch on the BPL Presents Facebook page.