We love this truly international event and celebration, which sees hundreds of thousands of people coming together to come up with creative solutions. The fact that the Night of Ideas has grown so exponentially and become so popular in just four years shows that there’s a great appetite for this kind of community and shared thinking. And it’s tomorrow!
The Nuit des Idées, Night of Ideas in English, is an inter-disciplinary conference and celebration of creative thinking around the issues of the day. Coordinated by the Institut Français, the fourth edition, held on 31st January at the Quai D’Orsay in Paris. The theme is ‘Facing the Present’ and seeks to:
- tackle ‘future’ we’re living in thanks to the rapid changes around us
- look at initiatives to take on these challenges
- “resist the reign of immediacy” in a world of instantaneous sharing of information
Guests of honour at this year’s event will be Philip Descola, Chair in Anthropology of Nature at the Collège de France; and Theaster Gates, artist and professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago.
Since its inception in 2016, the evening is no longer just one night, with 180 events taking place across 70 countries and five continents.