Thinking Existence

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  • 2018
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Born in Uruguay, in 1940. Journalist and writer who combines fiction, history and political analysis in his texts. For Galeano, life is the relation between what exists and what we believe exists, between our fantasy and our actual circumstances. He proposes to reconstruct our memory, to listen to words never heard before and to see the world with different eyes, uniting that which is separate.

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Branden Allenby
10. Branden Allenby
September 12, 2018
Born in 1950 in Illinois. Allenby is a professor of Law and Civil and Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University. Navigating in plain sight in a world with an unfinished design, adapting ourselves to the system as it evolves, will be our non-remediable condition from now on. For Allenby, the future is uncertain, different, more difficult, but fascinating.
Lula Da Silva
9. Lula Da Silva
September 12, 2018
Born in Pernambuco in 1945. Workman, unionist and founder of the Brazilian Labour Party. President of Brazil between 2003 and 2011. Lula talks about Europe and the current correlation of forces in the world, about ecology and sustainability, about the non-existence of Left thinking, about his successor Dilma and the importance of women in politics.
Vandana Shiva
8. Vandana Shiva
September 12, 2018
Born in 1952 in Dehradun, India. Obtained a Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Ontario in Canada with the thesis "Hidden variables and locality in quantum theory". Our civilization, to survive, will have to review its model of understanding and interacting with the world. She recounts how she started defending the forest, the seeds and the local ways of life and production.
Martin Jacques
7. Martin Jacques
September 12, 2018
Born in Coventry, England, in 1945. Until 1991, he was the editor of the journal Marxism Today. Visiting professor at universities in Japan, China, and Singapore. For the author of When China Rules the World, the rise of economies such as China and India, that together represent 38 percent of the world population, constitutes the biggest act of democratization of the modern world.
Esther Duflo
6. Esther Duflo
September 12, 2018
Born in 1972 in Paris. Professor of Economics at MIT, Boston, founder of the Poverty Action Lab and director of the Center of Economic Policy Research's development economics program. Duflo deconstructs some of the stereotypes about poverty and reveals to us the way the cycles of poverty work: in other words why, the poorer the people, the higher the probability that they will stay poor.
Karen Armstrong
5. Karen Armstrong
September 12, 2018
Born in 1944 in Wildemoore, England. Among many other books, she is the author of A History of God, in which she presents a comparative study of the three monotheistic religions. Karen states that we can find one common trait in all forms of spirituality: compassion. Today, more than ever, the world needs compassion and putting ourselves in the other's place has become an ethical imperative.
Suad Amiry
4. Suad Amiry
September 12, 2018
Born in 1951 in Damascus, Syria. Educated in Architecture at the universities of Beirut and Michigan. Between 1991 and 1993 she was a member of the Palestinian peace delegation in Washington. Amiry tells us the story of millions of people that one day found their lives usurped, while she reflects on the conflict existing in the region - a conflict that is essentially about territorial control.
Lucrecia Martel
3. Lucrecia Martel
September 12, 2018
Born in 1966 in Salta, Argentina. Studied Cinema and Communication Science in Buenos Aires. As a film director, she belongs to the current known as New Argentinian Cinema. According to Lucrecia Martel, the essence of life cannot be grasped and cinema enables us to see this transcendent quality that is, after all, she says, part of us.
Laurie Anderson
2. Laurie Anderson
September 12, 2018
Born in Chicago in 1947. In her art installations, she mixes several media, uniting music, video, photography, sculpture and painting through her narratives. In Laurie Anderson's words, technology is a mere tool - like the pencil - to design the world, allowing us to assess our capacity as acting individuals.
Eduardo Galeano
1. Eduardo Galeano
September 12, 2018
Born in Uruguay, in 1940. Journalist and writer who combines fiction, history and political analysis in his texts. For Galeano, life is the relation between what exists and what we believe exists, between our fantasy and our actual circumstances. He proposes to reconstruct our memory, to listen to words never heard before and to see the world with different eyes, uniting that which is separate.
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Born in Uruguay, in 1940. Journalist and writer who combines fiction, history and political analysis in his texts. For Galeano, life is the relation between what exists and what we believe exists, between our fantasy and our actual circumstances. He proposes to reconstruct our memory, to listen to words never heard before and to see the world with different eyes, uniting that which is separate.

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    September 12, 2018