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Presented in partnership with Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. as part of the Kosmopolis festival 21. The event will begin at 17:00 BST / 18:00 CEST. 

What words do we need for thinking about the future? Are the concepts and ideas of the past of any use or must we create new ones to name another possible world? Where will we find these words that have not yet been spoken? During the Thinking Biennale, the CCCB promoted the project of audiovisual creation, “A Vocabulary for the Future”, which set into dialogue some thirty local and international thinkers, writers, and visual creators so that they could imagine together an alternative, more hospitable future.

In 2021 this vocabulary of the future is being expanded and, in Kosmopolis, we present some of the new reimagined concepts, among them the video creation based on the idea of “Silence” by the poet Sophie Collins FRSL, and the audiovisual on the concept of “Light”, as the writer Irenosen Okojie FRSL understands it. Marina Warner, President of the Royal Society of Literature, will give the starting signal for this poetic and audiovisual recital where Collins and Okojie will read their texts by videoconference, accompanied from the CCCB by poet Anna Gual who will lead the session.

The event will be broadcast on the website of the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.

19/06/2021 from  5:00 PM to  6:15 PM