Mathieu Potte-Bonneville

Philosopher Arles 2017 - Val d’Isère 2020

Val d’Isère 2020

Philosopher, specialist of both Michel Foucault and Game of Thrones or Sense8, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville is now the department head for cultural development at Paris’ Centre Pompidou. A former director of the “Ideas and knowledge” division at the Institut français, he is the mind behind the famous “Night of Ideas,” whose second edition in January 2017 brought together more than 180,000 people in 40 countries to reflect on the “common foundation that grounds our humanity.” Also committed to welcoming exiles, in 2019 he co-wrote the excellent book Voir venir. Ecrire l’hospitalité with Marie Cosnay. How do we think of ubiquity today? What are its virtues and its faults? Mathieu Potte-Bonneville will share his thoughts on this broad and complex theme during our opening night.

Arles 2017

The philosopher Mathieu Potte-Bonneville, specialist of Michel Foucault as well as of Game of Thrones or The Wire, is today in charge of the “Ideas and knowledge” pole in the Institut français. Mathieu is the founder of the famous “night of ideas”, the second edition of which, on 26 January 2017, gathered 180,000 participants in 40 countries, to ponder the “common ground on which mankind is based”. How can we think about commitment today, about its mutations, continuations? Mathieu Potte-Bonneville will share with us his enlightened views on complex issues. 

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