FROM WALL TO WALL

THE GUADALAJARA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR FORUM ON NEW PARADIGMS
FOCUSING IN 2022 ON

QUESTIONS AND EXCLAMATIONS

THREE
URGENT
QUERIES

WATCH THE VIDEO SESSIONS


Should we cancel cancel culture?      Does #MeToo have a future?

FROM WALL TO WALL

THE GUADALAJARA INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR FORUM ON NEW PARADIGMS
FOCUSING IN 2022 ON

QUESTIONS AND EXCLAMATIONS

THREE URGENT QUERIES

WATCH THE VIDEO SESSIONS

How do we stop digital violence? Should we cancel cancel culture? Does #MeToo have a future?

From Wall to Wall

From Wall to Wall is a yearly forum presented by Guadalajara’s International Book Fair 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long-term vision from which its reflections arise: one that postulates the fall of the Berlin Wall and the –apparently superseded– notion of culminating the erection of a wall between the United States and Mexico as its chronological milestones.

2021: QUESTIONS AND EXCLAMATIONS

Three urgent queries

In 2022, From Wall to Wall shall endeavour to tackle three urgent questions for our times, arising from debates on gender, violence and the cybersphere that are currently shaping culture all over the world.

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


1) cultural patterns. policies, and legislation for addressing digital violence, not only in the context of gender but beyond it, in the fields of politics, culture and society at large;

2) the debate on so-called cancel culture and its potential to do good or harm in a democratic society and in the context of rule of law;

3) the future of the #MeToo movement in view of its development through the years and the crisis that the Heard- Depp trial entailed for it.

All sessions shall be available to view on this website, as on all websites and social media outlets for bothh FIL Guadalajara and El Heraldo de México, the media partner with which it is our privilege to collaborate this year.

GUADALAJARA

DATE November 27 & 28, 2022

VENUES Expo Guadalajara and FIL Guadalajara and El Heraldo de México websites and social media (How do we stop digital violence? and Does #MeToo have a future?)
FIL Guadalajara and El Heraldo de México websites and social media (Should we cancel cancel culture?)

SPEAKERS 12 speakers

PROGRAMME

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  • Day 1 November 27, 2022
  • Day 2 November 28, 2022
  • Day 1 November 27, 2022
    8 p.m. How do we stop digital violence?
    In-person session. In Spanish and English with simultaneous interpretation

    From regulation to autoregulation mechanisms to citizenship building

  • Day 2 November 28, 2022
    7 p.m. Should we cancel cancel culture?
    Virtual session. In Spanish and English with Spanish subtitles

    Does cancel culture exist? Is it a mechanism to visibilize injustice? Or one of summary judgment?

    8 p.m. Does #MeToo have a future?
    In-person session. In Spanish and French with simultaneous interpretation

    Have milestones such as the suicide of Mexican musician Armando Vega Gil and the Depp – Heard trial lessened the credibility and viability of this movement? Can it regroup and survive?

  • Day 1 - November 27, 2022
  • Day 2 - November 28, 2022
    • 7 p.m. Should we cancel cancel culture?
      Virtual session. In Spanish and English with Spanish subtitles.

      Does cancel culture exist? Is it a mechanism to visibilize injustice? Or one of summary judgment?

      8 p.m. Does #MeToo have a future?
      In-person session. In Spanish and French with simultaneous interpretation

      Have milestones such as the suicide of Mexican musician Armando Vega Gil and the Depp – Heard trial lessened the credibility and viability of this movement? Can it regroup and survive?

Speakers

Sheri Bauman Psychotherapist and author

Day 1 | 8 p.m. How do we stop digital violence? How do we stop digital violence?
A psychotherapist and a professor at the University of Arizona, Ms. Bauman’s research topics are bullying, cyberbullying and bullying among children and young people, and the response of teachers to it. She is author of Political Cyberbullying: Perpetrators and Targets of a New Digital Aggression and co-author of Reducing Cyberbullying in Schools: International Evidence-Based Best Practices, and Mental Health in the Digital Age.

Luz Ángela Cardona Acuña Gender studies and gender violence specialist

Day 2 | 8 p.m. Does #MeToo have a future? Does #MeToo have a future?
Holding a Ph.D in Social Science Research from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences – Mexico, Ms. Cardona is a professor at the University of Coahuila. She advised the Presidency of Colombia on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law. She is a member of the Registry of Specialists in Gender and Feminist Studies of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and a member of the Research Network on Violence, Clarification and Memory.

Manolo Caro Filmmaker

Day 2 | 7 p.m. Should we cancel cancel culture? Should we cancel cancel culture?
A filmmaker, screenwriter and producer, Mr. Caro has directed to date five feature films –including I Don't Know Whether to Cut My Veins or Leave Them Long, nominated for 10 Ariel awards and winner of three, including one for Caro– and created and developed four television series for Netflix, including the iconic House of Flowers. A strong voice for sexual diversity and gender equity in the Mexican cultural scene, he has raised critical questions on cancel culture.

Susan Crowley Art historian and writer

Day 2 | 8 p.m. Does #MeToo have a future? Does #MeToo have a future?
An art historian specializing in Russian, medieval and contemporary art, Ms. Crowley is an independent researcher, lecturer and professor, and has written essays and reviews for various publications. From 2012 to 2013 she was producer and curator of the Gottfried Helnwein: Fe, Esperanza y Caridad project at the San Carlos Museum, Cimentación Gallery and Hilario Galguera Gallery in Mexico City. She has also served as host of the Gabinete series on tvunam.

Julián Fuks Writer

Day 1 | 8 p.m. How do we stop digital violence? How do we stop digital violence?
A writer, Mr. Fuks holds a Ph.D in Literature from the University of Sao Paulo. Among his works –translated into eight languages– features Resistance, for which he won both the Jabuti prize in Brazil and the Saramago prize in Portugal. In 2012 he was chosen by British magazine Granta as one of the twenty best Brazilian writers under 40. He was recently the target of digital harassment from Bolsonarism for a piece critical of the government of his country.

Gilles Lipovetsky Philosopher and sociologist

Day 2 | 8 p.m. Does #MeToo have a future? Does #MeToo have a future?
Mr. Lipovetsky is a professor of Philosophy at the University of Grenoble. The appearance in 1983 of his book The Age of the Void established him as one of the foremost thinkers on contemporary societies and culture, which he characterizes as hypermodern, dominated by the ephemeral, individuality and artistic capitalism, and in which the great collective institutions have ceased to make sense.

Rasha Nagem Scholar and activist

Day 1 | 8 p.m. How do we stop digital violence? How do we stop digital violence?
Ms. Nagem is a professor at the University of Toulouse-Le Mirail. She is an associate member of the UNESCO Chair for the Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism and a member of the Erasmus + Wayout Project Against the Radicalization of Violence in Cities and serves as director of Les Militants des Savoirs association, devoted to putting university knowledge at the service of the population and developing tools to prevent digital violence and radicalization.

Eve Ng Gender and media specialist

Day 2 | 7 p.m. Should we cancel cancel culture? Should we cancel cancel culture?
An associate professor at the School of Arts and Media Studies and the Gender and Sexuality Program at Ohio University, Ms. Ng’s research topics are queer media production and consumption, digital culture, and sexual diversity activism. Her book Cancel Culture: A Critical Analysis traces the origins of cancellation practices and discusses their evolution in American and Chinese celebrity culture, consumer culture, and politics.

Luis Reséndiz Writer and film critic

Day 2 | 7 p.m. Should we cancel cancel culture? Should we cancel cancel culture?
A writer, editor and screenwriter, Mr. Reséendiz has published two books of essays, Insular and Cinécdoque, and has written about cancel culture for Letras Libres magazine.

Ilya Somin Lawyer

Day 2 | 7 p.m. Should we cancel cancel culture? Should we cancel cancel culture?
Soviet-born, Mr. Somin is a professor at George Mason University. Political ignorance as a threat to democratic life, the rejection of State intervention in the lives of individuals and the condemnation of expropriation feature among his topics of research. He has devoted several pieces of writing to cancel culture.

Maruán Soto Antaki Writer

Day 2 | 8 p.m. Does #MeToo have a future? Does #MeToo have a future?
A novelist and essayist, Mr. Soto Antaki has lived in Nicaragua, Spain, Libya, Syria and Mexico. He is a contributor on the Middle East, culture, politics, philosophy, religion and immigration to Nexos magazine, Milenio newspaper, Televisa broadcaster and W Radio in Mexico City, as well as Actualidad Radio and EVTV in Miami. He is the author of Casa Damasco, Clandestino and Fátima, among other novels.

Gabriela Warkentin Journalist

Day 1 | 8 p.m. How do we stop digital violence? How do we stop digital violence?
A graduate in Media Studies from Mexico Ciity’s Universidad Iberoamericana, Ms. Warkentin is a postgraduate from the University of Navarra, in Spain. She is a an anchor of morning news program Así las Cosas on W Radio and a columnist El País newspaper. She heads an ideas accelerator (Tridente) for the incubation and development of strategic projects.

Livestream

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Session 1
How do we stop digital violence?

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Session 1
Should we cancel cancel culture?



Session 2
Does #MeToo have a future?

PAST EDITIONS

2021

 

2021. RELATIVE FREEDOM

For its fifth edition, From Wall to Wall endeavoured to pose pertinent questions in order to formulate a contemporary vision of freedom, a notion nowadays facing challenges from many standpoints, from the migratory phenomena taking place in numerous regions across the world through the debate on its limits on social media to the identitary and political claims espoused by many groups around the planet.

2020

 

2020. The new post viral (dis)order

For its fourth edition, organized in conjunction with the Technological Institute of Monterrey’s School of Humanities and the Monterrey International Book Fair, From Wall to Wall devoted its sessions to the new viral (dis)order, in view of the pandemic and the resulting economic, social and cultural crisis, a set of experiences that have upset all our forms of being and doing. Arising from the context of the pandemic, all its sessions were held remotely.

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 Mexico City’s Centre for Economic Research and Development (CIDE), 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. 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
El Heraldo de México