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The pleasure of listening

By | 25 September, 2016 | 0 comments

Shopping, zoos, musicals, beer and cava tastings, guided tours around the Habsburg district in Madrid…What if we stopped to listen for a moment? An ideal place to stop and listen, and not just to anything but to conferences carried out by interesting speakers, is the March Foundation, which offers a series of ideal proposals that will make you reflect on some of the main issues of our time. Check the programme for the upcoming weeks here.

With the subtitle ‘The pulsating problem’, the talk “The future of Spanish press” will take place on October 10th with a group of speakers which includes prestigious journalists such as José Antonio Zarzalejos, former director of ABC; and Soledad Gallego-Díaz, one of the most influential writers in El País. The issues at hand are matters which have come up in the last few years that, despite not having a clear answer, are still relevant today, such as the effect of digital media on traditional press or the new Internet business models. Monday, October 10th at 7.30 p.m.

As part of the cycle ‘Intellectual Autobiography’, the poet María Victoria Atencia, winner of the Reina Sofía Ibero-american Poetry Award in 2014, will talk about her life and work alongside fellow poet Clara Janés, recently named a member of the Spanish Royal Academy. Femininity and significance are some of the subjects which will be talked about in depth on October 13th at 7.30 p.m.

It will be Jorge Urrutia’s turn on October 17th, a versatile intellectual figure who has been, among other things, a poet, critic, essayist and director of the Cervantes Institute. His presence is part of the “Memoirs of the Foundation” cycle, which attempts to provide an insight of Spain in the 50s, 60s and 70s and a projection of modern times.

When it comes to photographing reality, there is nobody better than Joan Fontcuberta, who does it in the literal sense of the word. Winner of the Spanish National Photography Award in 1998, he also won the Spanish National Essay Award in 2011 among other awards thanks to his daring experiments which blur the limits of reality and fiction. The talk, directed by the journalist Antonio San José, is programmed for October 21st at 7.30 p.m. in the conference room.

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