JEREMY RIFKIN - EXCLUSIVE GUEST OF THE 10TH EDITION OF NUITS SONORES
Closing conference of the European Lab for festivals
With support from the European Union and in partnership with the CNR, National Rhône Company
Saturday May 19th 2012 / Doors open at 4.30pm / City Hall of Lyon
American thinker and scholar Jeremy Rifkin will be the exclusive guest of the 10th edition of the Nuits Sonores festival within the second edition of the European Lab for festivals, the international think tank dedicated to the festival as an object and to cultural innovation.
American globally acclaimed essay writer, author of major best-sellers such as « The European dream » and « The end of work »), advisor at the European Union and for many governments, he has just published « the third industrial revolution ». An essential book which reveals leads to get out of our triple economic, energetic and environmental dead-ends. He also reminds us that the industrial revolution is mostly a convergence of new energetic systems and new technologies of communication which will transform us as a whole as well as our social model. After petrol and television, here come sustainable energies and the web ! Most of all, here is the « Horizontal » power model, frame, network, instead of vertical, hierarchic power.
In this perspective, the presence of Jeremy Rifkin at the European Lab of Nuits Sonores is very meaningful.
Supported by the European Union since 2011, Nuits Sonores has been questionning for the last 10 years the definition of a music festival. The festival has always been defined as a laboratory for experimentation and exploration with the ambition of defending innovative cultures, their diversity and their aesthetics. The goal is also to defend an urban and independent cultural project, ambitious and different from the institutional model, in its form and its program.
Nuits Sonores today is more than ever focused on diversifying the audience, being opened to European artistic cooperation, solidarity and sustainable development and innovation.
For the 10 year anniversary, Arty Farty, the team in charge of the festival, will collaborate for the first time with the National Rhône Company.
The CNR, first producer of sustainable energies in France, becomes a great partner of the European Lab for festivals with the aim of supporting the whole reflection which will attempt to bring innovation into this field. Arty Farty and the CNR have in common a permanent reflection on the future, a strong territorial feeling and ambition to cooperate with local partners. Inviting Jeremy Rifkin in Lyon is our first common initiative.
How to attend the conference
To enlist, please fill the following form with your name, surname, organization and name of organization, e-mail contact and mobile phone number.
Please note that invitations are personal and only available for one person. The number of seats is limited.
Your invitation will only be confirmed when you retrieve your invitation for the « Jeremy Rifkin conference » in your name at the « Galerie des Terreaux » - the NS pro and invitations counter on the side of the hall – 12 place des Terreaux – Lyon 1
Your invitation will be available :
on Friday May 18th 2012 from 12pm to 7pm and
on Saturday May 19th from 12pm to 1.30 pm
If you don't retrieve your invitation at these times, it will automatically be canceled.
Access to the Jeremy Rifkin conference requires personal on-line sign-in AND the invitation.
We won't be able to let you in if you are not on the list or if you don't have the invitation.