From June 9th to 12th at Musée Batha
The theme of this year's Festival and Forum, Re-enchanting the World, certainly has a poetic connotation, but that's not the whole story. It aims to open up reflection on the deep causes of the transmutations happening across the globe today, be they ideological, political or social. Clearly the old recipes are fruitless and a new world is dawning, leading to ruptures and turmoil with the old world.
Fresh thinking in a new paradigm must be engendered to support such transformation and to make sense of it. In this perspective, poetry can tie in with politics and spirituality to join with ideas for development and business. We would thus go against the grain of 'disenchantment of the world' that, according to Max Weber, was the process at work in creating a model society that seems today to have reached its limits.
Saturday 9 June: The poet and the city
Simon Xavier Guerrand Hermès
Sunday 10 June: The future after the Arab spring
Driss El Yazami
Monday 11 June: Spirituality and business
Jean François de Lavison
Marc De Smedt
Tuesday 12 June: Financial crisis or civilisational crisis?
Assia Alaoui Bensalah
Wednesday 13 June: « Towards a strategy for civilisation» (free entrance)
Wednesday from 15:00 PM: Seminar Room, Palais Jamaï (free entrance)
Lecture of Michael Barry presented by Saad Khiari:
- Sun Bird, Soul Bird and Bird of Wonder
- From Shaykh `Attâr’s “Canticle of the Birds” to Saint Francis of Assisi’s “Canticle of the World’s Creatures”: visions of the Bird of Wonder
Presentation of the book Les 50 noms de l’Amour ; Le jardin des amoureux by Fatema Mernissi.