SUMMER SCHOOL WALTER BENJAMIN
Since 2016 we organise at the end of September the Summer School Walter Benjamin. The objective of the seminar is to think about the figure and the work of philosopher in the village where his life ended abruptly after crossing the Pyrenees at the border between France and Catalonia.
Description of the activity
The Walter Benjamin Summer School is a key activity to support the development of the Walter Benjamin House in Portbou. During the seminar philosophers, artists, historians, humanists, art critics, writers, psychologists, psychoanalysts or sociologists, among others, dialogue to promote interdisciplinary thinking around the concepts of the work of Walter Benjamin, which can help us to understand and face the challenges of our current European society.
Promotion of culture and arts
The programme of the seminar is complemented by other cultural events for all audiences (exhibitions, plays, theatre plays, poetry reading, etc). At the same time, the annual commemorative events gather the population at the cemetery to pay homage to Walter Benjamin.
See programmes of the different editions:
European and Borders (2021)
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