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