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Biennal de Pensament Ciutat Oberta

A hint of light

Debate + Scene


As Fernando Pessoa said, “There is an oasis in Uncertainty / and, like a hint / of light where there are no cracks, / a caravan goes by”.

The end of the Biennale programme coincides with the conclusion of Barcelona Poesia 2020. Hence, this year, we express this coincidence with a recital that invites reflection and, poetically speaking, thinks of the future through the voices of young authors from around the world, because we need to come together and call up a future that we will want to call ours. And we know that, if this is to be possible, it is necessary to remember things and listen, not only to what the words of some of today’s most outstanding young poets are saying, but also how they say it.

The poet Koleka Putuma, one of South Africa’s most resounding voices, the Palestinian writer and performer Farah Chamma, the Galician-born Elías Knörr, who is now considered to be one of Iceland’s three most representative poets, the Italian poet and philosopher Francesco Deiana, master of Slam, and the widely acclaimed Dutch poet, Ellen Deckwitz, are the five international participants in this event. Some will be physically present, and others will appear by video. This deluxe round-up of poets will be completed with the voices of poets reciting from home: Guim Valls (Barcelona, 1992), Laia Carbonell (Castellbisbal, 1986), David Leo Garcia (Malaga, 1988), and Ashle Ozuljevic (Santiago de Chile, 1986). And, for the finishing touch, nothing could be better than music byAurora Bauzà and Pere Jou, two composers who believe that a melody is also a physical, visual, and palpable phenomenon.


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