Pamplona 72-22 Encounters discuss Europe and democracy – EFE News


Pamplona, ​​October 8 (EFE).- The “Pamplona 72-22 / Iruñako 72-22 Topaketak Encounters” bring this weekend a wide range of events that offer dialogue and reflection, focusing, in particular, on the role of Europe, democracy and human resentment in the current socio-political context.

This Saturday they presented several of the activities that cover this weekend, with the participation of some of the main artists and thinkers, such as the writer Pascal Bruckner; the psychoanalyst and philosopher Cyinthia Fleury; the philosopher also Adriana Cavarero; and filmmaker Oskar Alegría.

Bruckner, together with the curator of the event’s programming, Ramón Andrés, offered a preview of what the dialogue between the two will be this afternoon, a conversation entitled “Europe or indefiniteness” in which they will approach what the French writer has defined as “a political project of which we do not know exactly where it is going”.

“In Europe, what we are really doing is asking ourselves about ourselves, about our project, and we are also asking ourselves what is our specificity and what are the risks that we run”, he underlined.

In this sense, the writer pointed out that the main characteristic of Europe “is the doubt it has about itself, and the relationship it has with its past, where it only sees crime”, a difference with other places and cultures, and a relationship that, “if Europe continues to have”, it will make it disappear.

For her part, the psychoanalyst and philosopher Cyinthia Fleury presented her conference “Healing resentment”, which is also being held in Baluarte, and in which she will try “to explain what resentment is, what it is individual and collective, and he will try to give keys to get out of it”.

“What threatens both the mental health of individuals and the organic health of societies is resentment. A subjective reaction evoked by the subject as concomitant with injustices, with socio-economic difficulties”, explains Fleury.

The psychoanalyst argued that, “the political translation of resentment is fascism”, so before relying on problematic, social or economic situations, as a trigger, “we see that it is a psychic moment. For this reason, resentment as the main engine in the history of social movements, to politically transform history, is not good”.

Another act that was presented, and which will take place on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in Baluarte, is the dialogue entitled “(Re)thinking democracy”, by Adriana Cavarero and Donatella Di Cesare, in which they will analyze the shortcomings and ideals of the model current democracy.

In his speech, Cavarero emphasized that with this conversation he seeks to “learn the complexity and diversity of the very concept” of democracy, a form of government, which is currently “still imperfect and” aspires to an ideal.

“It seems that in this tension between the imperfection of the democracy in which we live and this ideal to be understood, it is impossible for us to live it truly, but I believe that we can do it at certain founding moments: those when the space is taken, of collective protest; and those in which freedoms begin to be savored, ”he assured.


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