What is the link between innovation and conversation? Curious to talk about an art as old as Antiquity in a magazine on innovations... Well, precisely so as not to become totally virtual, as the writer Emmanuel Godo, author of "'Histoire de la conversation" and "Conversation" explains very well. The Festival of Conversations starts this Monday, April 13 in Ile de France for five days of forward-looking exchanges. Meeting with its founder, Guillaume Villemot.
Conversation is more than a dialogue or a discussion, it has been thought, since antiquity, as an art at the crossroads of several human activities: art of living, politics and sociability, literature and philosophy...
Our societies are on the verge of utopia. Conversation is the last conversation we have left. Suspended between nothing and almost nothing, we believe it to be insignificant. Yet, by conversing, we try to maintain, between us and our fellow human beings - sometimes so dissimilar! -a quality human bond. Against the disenchanted sirens that tell us that the world is heading for disaster, our conversations attest to our unwavering faith in a collective project: a society of free men, authentically individual and open.
In a small introductory collection of the previous edition, Guillaume Villemot likes to specify, starting from Hemingway "s sentence "It takes two years to learn to speak and fifty to learn to keep quiet" : "It is true, but let us never forget that without conversation there is no longer the curiosity of the other, the generosity of the other, without conversation we are isolated, we are alone, we shut ourselves off and our world will disappear. Our conversation is our common good, a precious asset to be protected and encouraged. «
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