Kosmopolis 21

Liturgies of the Anthropocene

Recital i projecció

Sophie Collins, Irenosen Okojie, Mireia Calafell, and Anna Gual

Poetising the Tomorrow

  • Saturday 19 June, 18.00 - 19.15
  • Theatre
  • 3 €

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, a study by the poet Mireia Calafell in which she explores the different dimensions of the word “Relation”, and the audiovisual on the concept of “Light”, as the writer Irenosen Okojie 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 the poets Mireia Calafell and Anna Gual who will lead the session.

This session will also be streamed through the CCCB website.