Senegalese economist, philosopher, poet, musician and playwright Felwine Sarr, the author of Méditations africaines (2012) and Afrotopia (2016), is a free thinker. He challenges existing political and economic models, and is convinced that Africa can be a global driving force - as long as decolonisation is complete and a new civilisation project is put forward in its stead. His essay on relational politics Habiter le monde, published in 2017, suggests that finding new ways of thinking about the relationships we establish with others and the living world is one of the key challenges of our time. How can we inhabit the infinite possibilities of the world? By reinventing politics? Or language? Sarr suggests challenging and deconstructing the conditions of iniquity and domination that currently prevail.
This conference will be followed by a talk with Bernard Foccroulle, director of Festival d'Aix-en-Provence.
Conference présented in collaboration with the Mucem, through the Festival des Idées.