III Summer School Walter Benjamin and commemorative events

2018_September. 3rd Summer School Walter Benjamin and commemorative events

The third edition of the Summer School to Walter Benjamin will take place in Portbou from the 28th September until the 30th September. This year is the 200 anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx (1818-1883). Thus, the seminar will focus on the Marxist-based thinking in Walter Benjamin’s philosophy of history. The events are organised by Associació Passatges de Cultura Contemporània and Portbou Town Hall.

This edition of the Summer School is directed by Maria Maïlat (anthropologist, writer, associate professor at ARTEFA center and former associate professor at the University of Paris V & VIII) and Pilar Parcerisas (Assoc. Passatges).

Participants: Vicente Ordóñez (UJI, from Castellón), Yael Karavan (performer and director of the dance company Karavan Ensemble), Salvador Cuenca (UV, Valencia), Marcelo Expósito, artist, writer and teacher, Alain Badia, psychoanalyst and literary critic at University, Benoît Bohy-Bunel (University of Montpellier), Jean Calens (former professor at the School of Fine Arts in Bordeaux), Roser Amills, author of the book Asja Lacis. Amor de dirección única.

On Saturday 29th evening will be the opening of exhibition by Ricardo Calero entitled Dreams on the limit at the Customs Hall, Portbou International Railway Station (7:30 pm).

On Sunday 30th September at 11 a.m will take place the closing event with the reading and theatrical dialogue Bertold Brecht / Walter Benjamin by Maria Maïlat and performed by the poets Vicenç Altaió and Carles Duarte (at La Congesta, 11 a.m). Afterwards, on the esplanade of the cemetery (12 p.m), Yael Karavan will perfom a dance dedicated to Memorial Passages, art work made by her father Dani Karavan. Finally, Anne Roche, author of the book Walter Benjamin. Exercices sur le tracé des ombres and winner of the European Prize Walter Benjamin 2018, will make a speech to close the commemorative events at the Portbou cemetery (12:30 p.m).

Place lectures: Centre Cívic Ca l’Herrero, c/ Méndez Núñez, 2. Portbou.

Place Exhibition: Customs Hall at Portbou International Railway Station (from 29th September until 28th October 2018) .

Place Commemorative Events on Sunday 30th September 2018: La Congesta (11 a.m) and Portbou cemetery (12 p.m).

Languages lectures: Catalan, Spanish, French. Simultaneous translation from French to Spanish, Saturday afternoon.

Free admission. Reservations: info@passatgescultura.org / +34 660 827 023

III Summer School Walter Benjamin and commemorative events

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