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The opening conversation “Free Voices,” organized by Hay Festival Segovia and EL PAÍS newspaper, will focus on global warming with the participation of the head of the Global Climate and Energy Initiative of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF),  Samantha Smith; the head of Education of the Sustainable Development of International Relations at UNESCO, Alexander Leicht (Photo);  the director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and former  Spanish Secretary of State  for Climate Change, Teresa Ribera; and Guardian journalist James Randerson.
Indian architect Anupama Kundoo will be building a temporary art structure called Walls of Water with the help of students from IE School of Architecture and Design and other guests. Walls of Water will be made using 5,000 bottles of Solán de Cabras mineral water, and will be opened following the opening ceremony of the Hay Festival.
Hay Festival Segovia will be paying homage to women in architecture with a conversation on Sunday September 27 with Dutch-born Francine Houben who was named 2014 Woman Architect of the Year by Architect’s Journal, Christine Murray,  director of prestigious English journal Architectural Review, and Martha Thorne, director of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture and dean of IE School of Architecture & Design.

 

Over 300 representatives from the worlds of culture, politics, business and diplomacy will arrive in Segovia on September 19 aboard a high-speed train provided by Spanish railway organization RENFE to convey them to the official opening of the 10th edition of Hay Festival Segovia. The official opening of the festival will center on a conversation on climate change organized by Spanish daily EL PAÍS, and participants will include the Spanish Ambassador to the UK, Simon Manley, RENFE Chairman Pablo Vázquez Vega, and the President of IE University, Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño.

Samantha Smith WWFOver the next few years humanity will be facing one of the greatest challenges in history in the form of climate change. In order to explore the current situation Hay Festival Segovia and El País have partnered to organize a discussion moderated by EL PAÍS journalist Manuel Planelles, with the participation of key players in the field: Samantha Smith (Photo), head of the WWF Global Climate and Energy Initiative; Alexander Leicht, head of Education for Sustainable Development and International Relations at UNESCO; Teresa Ribera, director of French think tank Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and former Spanish Secretary of State for Climate Change; and Guardian journalist, James Randerson, an expert in environmental issues.

After the conversation, attendees will have the opportunity to take part in the opening of the “Walls of Water,” an artistic display designed by Indian architect Anupama Kundoo, and comprised of 5,000 bottles of mineral water provided by Solán de Cabrás, an official supplier of this 10th edition of the Festival. Walls of Water, which will be situated in the gardens of the old Santa Cruz la Real Convent, aims to showcase the value of water as an essential natural resource, and to illustrate the key role it played for the city of Segovia and its aqueduct. It is designed to increase awareness among festival goers of the need to protect and care for this precious element in the face of climate change. Finally guests will move to the Alhóndiga building for the opening of the Casa Arabe exhibition entitled “Reed pens and vignettes – Arab comic art in Motion,” before returning to Madrid.

Mecanoo_Francine Houben FC IMG_5753 _CVOther major events at this year’s edition of Hay Festival Segovia include a conversation held in homage to women in the field of architecture, with the participation of three key international players. Dutch-born Francine Houben (Photo) is the founder of the Mecanoo studio, and was named “2014 Architect of the Year” by Architect’s Journal. She enjoys world renown for work like Birmingham’s library, or the Montevideo Tower in Rotterdam. On Sunday September 27 she will be talking with Christine Murray, director of the Architectural Review, and Martha Thorne, Director of the Pritzker Prize and Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design.

The three architects will form part of a line-up of over 150 authors, journalists, entrepreneurs and thought leaders, including María Dueñas, A.C. Grayling, John Ridding, Eduardo Mendoza, Nicolás Sartorius, Guillermo de la Dehesa, Juan Luis Cebrián, Pablo Álvarez, Antonio Muñoz Molina, and Nick Clegg, all of whom will meet in Segovia for events held on September 24 – 27.

Tickets are available at www.hayfestival.com/Segovia, or by phone at +34 915 779 506, and at the visitor’s reception center in Segovia.

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(Spanish Version)

El cambio climático, el agua y la arquitectura, protagonistas de la inauguración de Hay Festival Segovia

Más de trescientos representantes del mundo de la cultura, de la política, de la empresa y de la diplomacia llegarán a Segovia el próximo 19 de septiembre a bordo de un AVE especial patrocinado por RENFE para asistir a la inauguración oficial de la décima edición de Hay Festival Segovia. La apertura oficial del festival se centrará en una conversación sobre cambio climático organizada por el diario EL PAÍS y contará con la presencia del Embajador del Reino Unido en España Simon Manley, del Presidente de Renfe Pablo Vázquez Vega, y del Presidente de IE University Santiago Iñiguez de Onzoño, entre otras autoridades e invitados.

La humanidad afrontará en los próximos años uno de sus mayores retos: el cambio climático. Para debatir el estado actual de la cuestión, Hay Festival Segovia y El País han invitado a la responsable de la Iniciativa Global de Clima y Energía de WWF (Fondo Mundial para la Naturaleza) Samantha Smith, el responsable de Educación para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la UNESCO, Alexander Leicht, la Directora del think tank francés, Instituto de Desarrollo Sostenible y Relaciones Internacionales (IDDRI) y ex Secretaria de Estado de Cambio Climático Teresa Ribera y el  periodista de The Guardian, James Randerson, especialista en ciencias y medioambiente, para participar en un encuentro moderado por el periodista de EL PAÍS, Manuel Planelles.

Tras la conversación, los asistentes tendrán la ocasión de inaugurar la estructura artística efímera “Muros de Agua”, creada por la arquitecta india Anupama Kundoo y realizada con cinco mil botellas de agua Solán de Cabrás, proveedor oficial de esta décima edición. Esta instalación ubicada en los jardines del claustro del antiguo Convento de Santa Cruz la Real defiende el valor del agua como recurso natural indispensable, ilustra el papel protagonista que tuvo para la ciudad de Segovia y su Acueducto, e interpela a los visitantes sobre la necesidad de proteger y cuidar este bien precioso y escaso ante el cambio climático. Finalmente, los invitados se trasladarán al edificio de la Alhóndiga para inaugurar la exposición de cálamos y viñetas de Casa Árabe, comic árabe en movimiento, para después regresar a Madrid.

Otra de las grandes citas de Hay Festival será el encuentro que rendirá homenaje a la mujer en el ámbito de la arquitectura a través de tres grandes protagonistas internacionales. Francine Houben, arquitecta holandesa, fundadora del estudio Mecanoo, elegida “Arquitecta del Año” 2014 por la revista Architect’s Journal y reconocida mundialmente por obras como la Biblioteca de Birmingham o la torre Montevideo de Rotterdam, conversará el domingo 27 de septiembre con Christine Murray, directora de la revista Architectural Review y con Martha Thorne, Directora del Premio Pritzker de Arquitectura y Decana de IE School of Architecture and Design.

Las tres se unen al elenco de más de ciento cincuenta autores, periodistas, empresarios y pensadores entre los que figuran María Dueñas, A.C. Grayling, John Ridding, Eduardo Mendoza, Nicolás Sartorius, Guillermo de la Dehesa, Juan Luis Cebrián, Pablo Álvarez, Antonio Muñoz Molina o Nick Clegg, que se reunirán en Segovia del 24 al 27 de septiembre.

Las entradas se encuentran a la venta en la web www.hayfestival.com/segovia, en el teléfono 915 779 506 y en el centro de recepción de visitantes de la ciudad de Segovia.

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