The 2020 NZ Night of Ideas to take place on 31 January in Wellington
The French Embassy is proud to present the second Franco-Kiwi edition of La Nuit des Idées – the Night of Ideas – on 31 January 2020 at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum in Wellington.
At nightfall, artists, intellectuals and scientists from France and the Pacific region will gather and take part in various forms to express what being alive means to them.
The global theme for 2020 will be "Being Alive", and in New Zealand, we will focus on finding a balance between French and Pacific perspectives.
"Tihei Mauri Ora" is a Māori expression which means "There is life" which can be interpreted as an appreciation of nature, an acknowledgement of life force or a ray of hope, etc. Like a reflection of our times, this expression can also reconnect us to the urgency of acting to continue living in harmony - not only with nature but also with ourselves.
Partners: Institut Français, Creative New Zealand, Alliance Française Wellington, Victoria University of Wellington, the France-Aotearoa Science Technology and !nnovation (FAST!) and the Centre Culturel Tjibaou.
The programme and list of the key speaker will be updated soon. Stay tuned!