Program 2021

Grands rendez-vous

“Empower the living”: conversation with Alain Damasio

The GAFAM have trapped us in a "techno-cocoon" where the emancipatory power of the imagination is diminished. As cyber surveillance hunts us down everywhere and as democracies weaken in the face of predatory liberalism, reinventing our modes of struggle is an urgent necessity.

Author of a fascinating body of work, the father of the novel Les Furtifs, published in 2019, sees himself as the creator of “future" worlds, as a keen observer of socio-political power dynamics. Social-minded and haunted by questions of co-existence, his science fiction exists to address immediate planetary issues that concern us all. A passionate discussion with an ultra cult writer on more desirable horizons than those promised by liberalism, and contemplation in his company of new and inspiring modes of struggle.

TechLittératureArt & Engagement

Saturday 6 March


En ligne

The conversation will be held in French only.

Co-presented with the Maison d’Ailleurs and the Numerik Games Festival


Alain Damasio Writer

Moderated by

Marc Atallah Director of Maison d'Ailleurs, Senior Lecturer at the University of Lausanne