As part of the third edition of the Hay Festival Arequipa 2017, we presented three important representatives of British contemporary culture: Laline Paull, award winning novelist and playwright; Jago Cooper, archaeologist, documentarian and curator of the British Museum; and Deyan Sudjic, writer and Director of the Design Museum in London.
Hay Festival Arequipa 2017
British novelist and playwright. Her novels focus on raising awareness about climate change through fiction; therefore, she creates accessible narrative spaces for readers interested in science and the environment. She has written two novels extensively addressing these themes. Her first novel, The Bees (2015), was nominated for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and won the Orion Prize. Her second novel, The Ice, was published in 2017.
→ Friday 10 November, 12:00 - 13:00. Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Teatro).
Laline Paull in conversation with Toby Lichtig
→ Saturday 11 November, 18:00 - 19:00. Casona Tristán del Pozo – Fundación BBVA Continental.
50 years of Sgt. Pepper. Jaime Bedoya, Renato Cisneros, Jorge Diez Canseco, Laline Paull y Erika Martínez in conversation with Mario Ghibellini
Curator of the Americas in the department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the British Museum, London.
He has presented two documentary series for the BBC:
- Lost Kingdoms of South America (2011), which explores the Chachapoya Culture (Peru), the Tiwanaku (Bolivia), the Tairona (Colombia) and the Chimu Culture, (Peru).
- The Inca, Masters of the Clouds (2015), in which Cooper travels through Peru and Ecuador to re-examine and re-discover the origins and highlights the accomplishments and nature of the Inca Empire.
Cooper co-wrote, along with Prayson D. Sheets, the book Surviving Sudden Environmental Change: Answers from Archaeology (2012). Through a series of case studies, the book examines how eight different communities from the past located in the arctic, the Equatorial regions, the tropical rainforest and the desert, from prehistory to present time, have had to face the dangers of climate change.
→ Friday 10 November, 20:00 - 21:00. Instituto Cultural Peruano Alemán.
Heritage: three models for working. Jago Cooper, Deyan Sudjic and Antonio Huitrón Santoyo in conversation with Natalia Majluf
→ Saturday 11 November, 10:00 - 11:00. Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Teatro).
Jago Cooper in conversation with Gabrielle Walker
Deyan Sudjic, OBE
Director of the Design Museum in London. His career expands through journalism, teaching and writing. In 1999 he was the Director of Glasgow UK City of Architecture and in 2002, Director of the Venice Architecture Biennial. Sudjic was editor of Domus Magazine from 2000 to 2004 and founding editor of Blueprint Magazine from 1983 to 1996. He has published many books about architecture and design including The Edifice Complex (Penguin, 2006), The Language of Things (Penguin, 2008), Norman Foster: A Life in Architecture (Orion, 2010), Shiro Kuramata (Phaidon, 2013), B is for Bauhaus (Penguin, 2014) and Ettore Sottsass, the Poetry of Things (Phaidon, 2015). His most recent book, The Language of Cities, was published by Penguin in October 2016. In the year 2000 he was awarded with the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and named Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE).
→ Friday 10 November, 10:00 - 11:00. Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Teatro).
Hay Festival Reforms: towards a new kind of city. Deyan Sudjic in conversation with Peter Florence
→ Friday 10 November, 20:00 - 21:00 Instituto Cultural Peruano Alemán.
Heritage: three models for working. Jago Cooper, Deyan Sudjic and Antonio Huitrón Santoyo in conversation with Natalia Majluf.
→ Saturday 11 November, 16:00 - 17:00. Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (Teatro).
Do we transform cities or do they make us? Deyan Sudjic in conversation with Álvaro Pastor
→ Saturday 11 November, 19:00 - 20:00. Centro de las Artes de la Universidad Católica San Pablo.
"Cities" Conference by Dejan Sudjic. Only available to students.
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