Night of Ideas

ScheduleMarch 2, 2023

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5:00 Ends at: 5:10 pm

DML 240 Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library, USC, 3550 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Introductory Speech

Los Angeles

Opening and welcome speech

For the launching of the Night of Ideas 2023, the Consul General of France in Los Angeles, Ms. Julie Duhaut-Bedos, will make the opening speech. We hope to see many of you there!

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5:10 Ends at: 5:50 pm

DML 240 Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library, USC, 3550 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Introductory Speech, Talk

Los Angeles

Keynote: The Vegan Fashion Week in Los Angeles

Emmanuelle Rienda

Theme: Presentation of the Vegan Fashion Week in Los Angeles by its French founder and CEO,  Emmanuelle Rienda, followed by a Q&A about sustainable fashion.

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5:50 Ends at: 6:30 pm

DML 240 Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library, USC, 3550 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Talk, Workshop

Los Angeles

Roundtable #1: “Sustainability & Growth”

Yann Perreau, Asher Simon, Meghan Sahli-Wells, Alex Mitchell

Theme: USC will host an interdisciplinary roundtable on the theme of “sustainability”. Our aim is to tackle the question of natural environment & urban space from an ecological, social, and economic point of view. The climatic emergency and the housing crisis in South California are more than ever an issue that requires us to rethink our governance model with key players from different backgrounds. But it is difficult to have economic welfare cohabitate with politics of restrictions and social justice: this tension is then interesting to be discussed in the line of the Night of Ideas’ theme “More?”.

Moderation: Yann Perreau

Speakers:

-Meghan Sahli-Wells: former Mayor of Culver City (two times in 2014 and in 2019

-Asher Simon: City Planning Development Associate (Affordable Housing)

-Alex Mitchell: Senior Vice President of LACI (Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator)

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6:00 Ends at: 6:45 pm

DML 240 Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library, USC, 3550 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Workshop

Los Angeles

Drawing Workshop

Ramon Hurtado

Come and attend the drawing workshop led by a renowned painter, Ramon Hurtado.

All publics are welcome to participate. You will have the opportunity to take home the drawings you have made under the careful guidance of Mr. Hurtado.

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6:30 Ends at: 6:50 pm

DML 240 Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library, USC, 3550 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Performance

Los Angeles

Contemporary Dance Performance #1- Paintformance “The Call”

Yacnoy Abreu Dutour

You’ll have the chance to attend a special contemporary dance performance made by Yacnoy Abreu Dutour.

For the occasion of The Night of Ideas, I wanted to recreate a moment of peace, harmony with nature and connection with the environment that surrounds us. Inspired by the question of the natural environment and urban space from an ecological, social and economic point of view. Dance, visual art and the song of the birds respond to the call for a climate emergency and the housing crisis in southern California.

  • PAINTFORMANCE/ The call
  • TIME/ 7min 22seg
  • MUSIC/ Una palabra by Carlos Varela – Song of the birds
  • MEDIUM/ Sand

If you want to know more about his art, please check his personal website here.

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6:50 Ends at: 7:30 pm

DML 240 Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library, USC, 3550 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Talk, Workshop

Los Angeles

Roundtable #2: “Forms and Performance”

Patt Morrison, Ramon Hurtado, Thibaud Coudriou, Marti Malloy

Theme: Interdisciplinary roundtable on the theme of « Forms & Performance ». This will be the occasion to speak about our vision of bodies and appearance. We will see how our criteria of beauty & health have changed and have been transformed by the notion of performance. Over-exercise/under-exercise, eating disorders have drastically increased with the emergence of the individual.

Moderation: Patt Morrison

Speakers:

-Marti Malloy: Bronze Medal at the London Olympics Games in Judo  

-Thibaud Coudriou : Senior Director of Strategy & Revenue Management at 24 Hour Fitness

-Ramon Hurtado: Painter and Art Instructor

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7:30 Ends at: 7:50 pm

DML 240 Lecture Hall, Doheny Memorial Library, USC, 3550 Trousdale Pkwy, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Performance

Los Angeles

Dance Performance #2

Sasha Suslina, Jackson Xia

Come and attend to the second dance performance of the Night of Ideas!

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8:00 Ends at: 9:00 pm

Los Angeles

Refreshments & Closing of the Night

Participants are invited to join the Night of Ideas reception to close this evening-debate.

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