From Wall to Wall
From Wall to Wall, is a yearly forum presented by Guadalajara’s International Book Fair as an avenue for debating the main questions arising from the global historic moment we live in from a vantage point that goes beyond scholarly disciplines.
The forum’s name alludes to the long-term vision from which its reflections arise: one that postulates the fall of the Berlin Wall and the many tangible and metaphorical walls arising from narratives of segregation and exclusion in the world as its chronological milestones.
Politics and affects in a polarized world
For its seventh edition, From Wall to Wall, the Guadalajara International Book Fair's yearly forum exploring the new social, cultural, political and economic paradigms faced by a world in constant transformation, will endeavour to understand the role played by affects –for better and worse – in an increasingly polarized world showcasing them in contexts as wildly diverse as the perennial clash of identities in the Middle East and the culture wars over gender and sexuality recently spotlighted in Mexico in the aftermath of the murder of non-binary electoral magistrate Ociel Baena.
Over three sessions, we shall explore three lines of thought:
BELIEF The certainties that divide us, putting the notions of common good and general interest at risk in an era of polarization
INVOLVMENT At the root of commitment to a cause but also of intolerance and rejection of the other
PARTICIPATION The path from microcause to activism, citizenship and social engagement
All sessions shall be available to view on this website, as on all websites and social media outlets for both FIL Guadalajara and Latinus, the media partner with which it is our privilege to collaborate this year.