From Wall to Wall

THE GUADALAJARA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR FORUM ON NEW PARADIGMS
IN COLLABORATION WITH THE MONTERREY INTERNATIONAL
BOOK FAIR AND THE TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF MONTERREY
FOCUSING IN 2020 ON THE NEW POST VIRAL (DIS)ORDER

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From Wall to Wall

From Wall to Wall is a yearly forum presented by Guadalajara’s International Book Fair –and with previous sessions in Monterrey’s International Book Fair from this year on– as an avenue for debating the main questions arising from the global historic moment we live in from a vantage point that goes beyond scholarly disciplines.

The forum’s name alludes to the long-term vision from which its reflections arise: one that postulates the fall of the Berlin Wall and the notion of culminating the erection of a wall between the United States and Mexico as its chronological milestones.

2020: THE NEW POST VIRAL (DIS)ORDER

Organized from this year on in a partnership between the University of Guadalajara and another of our country’s must prestigious higher learning institutions –¬the Technological Institute of Monterrey–, From Wall to Wall will devote its 2020 edition to the new viral (dis)order in view of the pandemic and the resulting economic, social and cultural crisis, a set of experiences thar have upset all our forms of being and doing.

In the course of four sessions, we shall explore four lines of thought:


1) the logic of virality as a tool to better understand the interconnections, interdependencies and unhinging of contemporary societies;

2) the balance arising from confinement, remote work, the necessary rethinking of the economic model and a renewal of both solidarity and selfishness;

3) the new globality spurred by an erosion of American primacy, a heightening of Chinese power, an unescapable regionalization and a crisis facing both liberal democracy and populisms;

4) the need for a transformation of economic systems in order to generate growth, inclusion and sustainability and prevent the next decade becoming a lost one.

Due to the emergency currently challenging the planet, this year From Wall to Wall shall be held remotely. The sessions will be available to view on this website, on the FIL Guadalajara and FIL Monterrey websites and social media, and on the platform of the media partner we are honoured to be working with this year, LatinUs.

GUADALAJARA

DATE November 28 thru 29, 2020

LOCATION FIL Guadalajara, FIL Monterrey and LatinUs websites and social media

SPEAKERS 16 speakers

PROGRAMME

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  • Day 1 - November 28, 2020
  • Day 2 - November 29, 2020
  • Day 1 - November 28, 2020
    6 p.m. Virus as metaphor
    In English with Spanish subtitles

    The logic of virality as a tool to better understand the interconnections, interdependencies and unhinging of contemporary societies

    Speakers:
    Ian Buruma
    Enrique Krauze
    Moderator: Paloma Vargas

    7 p.m. New communities
    In Spanish and Italian with Spanish subtitles

    The balance arising from confinement, remote work, the necessary rethinking of the economic model and a renewal of both solidarity and selfishness

  • Day 2 - November 29, 2020
    6 p.m. New globality
    In English and Italian with Spanish subtitles

    The new globality spurred by an erosion of American primacy, a heightening of Chinese power, an unescapable regionalization and a crisis facing both liberal democracy and populisms

    7 p.m. Towards a new economic model
    In English and French with Spanish subtitles

    The need for a transformation of economic systems in order to generate growth, inclusion and sustainability and prevent the next decade becoming a lost one

  • Day 1 - November 28, 2020
    • 6 p.m. Virus as metaphor
      In English with Spanish subtitles

      The logic of virality as a tool to better understand the interconnections, interdependencies and unhinging of contemporary societies

      Speakers:
      Ian Buruma
      Enrique Krauze
      Moderator: Paloma Vargas

    • 7 p.m. New communities
      In Spanish and Italian with Spanish subtitles

      The balance arising from confinement, remote work, the necessary rethinking of the economic model and a renewal of both solidarity and selfishness

  • Day 2 - November 29, 2020

Speakers

Jaques Attali Economist and author

Day 2 | 7 p.m. Towards a new economic modelTowards a new economic model
A professor at the École Polytéchnique, the Université Paris – Dauphine and the École des Ponts, he founded the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and presided the Commission for the Liberation of French Growth. He has authored more than 80 essays and novels and contributes to Les Échos and Le Journal des Arts. He is president of the Positive Planet group and an advisor to president Emmanuel Macron.

Suhayla Bazbaz Kuri Political scientist and activist

Day 1 | 7 p.m. New communities New communities
Ms. Bazbaz holds a degree in Political Science from Mexico City’s Centre for Economic Research and Development and a masters degree in Social Policy and Development from the London School of Economics. In Mexico, she has worked for Congress, the Ministry of the Interior and the Mexican Institute for Youth. She is founder and head of Cohesión Comunitaria, an NGO devoted to the formulation of policies for social innovation.

Sergio Benvenuto Psychoanalyst, philosopher and author

Day 1 | 7 p.m. New communities New communities
Mr. Benvenuto is a researcher at the Cognitive Sciences and Technologies Institute of the Italian National Research Council based in Rome. He is an emeritus professor of Psychoanalysis at the Kiev Institute of Depth Psychology and the founder of the European Journal of Psychoanalysis. A disciple of Lacan, his thinking stems from the notion of the Real as externality.

Ian Buruma Writer and editor

Day 1 | 6 p.m. Virus as metaphor Virus as metaphor
A Netherlander residing in the US, Mr. Buruma has been editor of The New York Review of Books. He is a council member of Human Rights in China, as well as a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations. He is Luce Professor of Human Rights, Democracy and New Media at Bard College in New York.

Jorge Andrés Castañeda Economist

Day 2 | 7 p.m. Towards a new economic model Towards a new economic model
An economist from Brown University with an MBA from London Business School and a masters’ degree in Public Affairs from UC – Berkeley, he is a professor of Global Governance at Mexico City’s Universidad Iberoamericana. Having worked for McKinsey, the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness and USAID, he currently heads the Applied Research Area at Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity.

Salomón Chertorivski Economist / Political scientist

Day 2 | 7 p.m. Towards a new economic modelTowards a new economic model
An economist from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico, he holds a masters degree in Public Policy from Harvard. He has served as Mexico minister of Health and Mexico City minister for Economic Development. He heads the Public Policy post-graduate programme at the University of Miami and is a professor at Mexico City's Center for Economic Research and Development.

Julieta Díaz Barrón Media scholar and writer

Day 2 | 6 p.m. New globality New globality
A Media bachelor from the Technological Institute of Monterrey holding a masters’ degree in Art from the University of Oregon, she has worked on the creation, administration and chairing of development initiatives and programmes for communities in high marginalization and vulnerability. She is currently head of the Media and Digital Culture Department at the Central South campus of the Technological Institute of Monterrey.

Mohamed Elbaradei Diplomat, lawyer and politician

Day 2 | 6 p.m. New globality New globality
As director of the United Nation’s International Atomic Energy Agency, he received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his efforts to prevent nuclear weapons proliferation. He served as acting president of his country, Egypt, after the 2011 revolution. Mr. ElBaradei currently resides in Vienna.

Mariana Gabarrot Human geographer

Day 1 | 7 p.m. New communities New communities
A PhD in Geography and Environment Sciences from the the University of Oxford and specializing in Human Geography, she is a professor and researcher at the Humanities and Education School at the Technological Institute of Monterrey, where she coordinates the Corporalities and Gender Study Group. Her work deals with the links between the global and the local through qualitative study of migrations from a gendered perspective.

Enrique Krauze Historian, essayist and editor

Day 1 | 6 p.m. Virus as metaphor Virus as metaphor
He has authored more than 20 books, with Mexico. Biography of Power and Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America among them. He has produced more than 500 television programmes and documentaries on Mexican history. Mr. Krauze is editor-in-chief of Letras Libres magazine and head of the Clío publishing house and a member of the Mexican Academy of History and El Colegio Nacional.

Nora Lustig Economist

Day 2 | 7 p.m. Towards a new economic modelTowards a new economic model
Holding a PhD in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, she is Samuel Z. Stone professor of Latin-American Economics and head of the Commitment to Equity Institute at New Orleans’ Tulane University. Ms. Lustig is also a senior non-redident fellow of Brookings Institute, the Center for Global Devolpment and Inter-American Dialogue.

Carlos Moreno Mathematician and Computer Scientist

Day 1 | 7 p.m. New communities New communities
An associate professor at the Université de París IAE – Panthéon Sorbonne, he specializes in the study of complex systems and in the development of innovation processes. An advisor to the Mayor of Paris Office, he is the creator of the 15-Minute Cities and 30-Minute Territories projects, featuring a new urban and territorial perspective in chronourbanism, chronotopy and topophily.

Susan Paulson Sociologist and anthropologist

Day 2 | 7 p.m. Towards a new economic model Towards a new economic model
A graduate of the University of Chicago, she lived in South America for 15 years, working in Bolivia and Peru. She headed the Latin American Studies department of the University of Miami for 7 years and helped to launch the post-graduate programme in Culture, Power and Sustainability at Sweden’s Lund University. Her current work deals with the rural dynamics of territory in Latin America and with the emerging paradigm of degrowth.

Rocco Ronchi Philiosopher

Day 2 | 6 p.m. New globality New globality
Holding a doctorate from Milan State University, he is a professor at Abruzzo’s Università degli Studi dell’Aquila as well as at the Applied Psychoanalytical Research Institute in Milan. A philosopher of communication, language and processes, Mr. Ronchi is one of the foremost scholars on Bergson in the world. He is a contributor to Italian RAI.

Hartmut Rosa Philosopher and sociologist

Day 2 | 6 p.m. New globality New globality
A professor at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, he is also head of the Max Weber Centre for Advanced Social and Cutural Studies at Erfurt University. Considered one of the foremost exponents of new critical theory, his line of research is the sociology of time. He is the author of Social Acceleration: A New Theory of Modernity and High-Speed Society: Social Acceleration, Power and Modernity.

Paloma Vargas Historian

Day 1 | 6 p.m. Virus as metaphor Virus as metaphor
Holding a PhD in History from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and one in Hispanic Literature from the University of Navarra, she is a profesor at the Technological Institute of Monterrey. Her work deals with textual criticism as an approximation to the study of ethnohistoric sources from Mexico’s indigenous and colonial past. She is a member of Mexico’s National Researchers System.

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New communities

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New globality



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Towards a new economic model

PAST EDITIONS

2019

 

2019. THE WALL. THE SQUARE. THE STREET

For its third edition, organized on the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall from which its name arises, From Wall to Wall devoted its attention to the forms of civic mobilization derived from that same historic horizon, that is to the new avenues for creating and occupying public space that have kept on arising since November 9th, 1989, when German youth took to the streets of Berlin brandishing mallets and picks
in order to reach Brandenburg Gate, tear down a wall and reoccupy a square

2018

 

2018. Democracy at a Crossroads

For its second edition, presented in partnership with the Center for Economic Research and Development, From Wall to Wall tackled the crisis facing liberal democracies, manifesting itself in the proliferation and growing radicalization of authoritarian and/or populist régimes arising from democratic elections in European as well as American and Asian nations.

2017

 

2017. The Siege Upon Civilization

In its first edition, presented in partnership with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), From Wall to Wall delved upon the risks that the growth of political movements that promote segregation and exclusion represent for the civilizing process.

ORGANIZERS

FIL
UDG
Tec de Monterrey
FIL Monterrey
LatinUs