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February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 11:15 pm

Night of Ideas 2024 | The Day After Yesterday


February 24
6:00 pm - 11:15 pm


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Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Books & Books presents…

“The Day After Yesterday” Night of Ideas 2024

Saturday, February 24, 6 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Outside the Lines

The Day After Yesterday

Villa Albertine’s signature Night of Ideas will take place from February 24 to March 3 across 20 US cities. The event invites thought leaders, activists, performers, authors, and academics to engage the public in late-night discussions addressing major global issues. This year’s unifying theme, “Outside the Lines,” centers urban life and development, raising questions about the impact of climate change, new technologies, gentrification, and social activism, by way of diversity and inclusion, access to education and nature, the future of cultural institutions, and the shapes of artistic communities in built environments.


While the 2004 disaster movie “The Day After Tomorrow” presented a somewhat spectacular vision of the climate crisis, we must admit that in 2024, the catastrophe is already at work and is slowly but surely taking hold. Entitled “The Day After Yesterday,” Night of Ideas 2024 in Miami encourages us to question ourselves, and to think about our relationship with new technologies and our heritage, which above all raises the question of our individual and collective responsibilities to get through the crisis already underway.

The night will begin with a special musical performance by Villa Albertine residents Julian Babou and Sonny Troupé, followed by two panel discussions. The first panel focuses AI and Smart cities breeching subjects such as urban planning and new technologies geopolitics of raw materials sustainable urbanism. The second panel deals with the urban garden, on finding solutions through agricultural coops and food forests and conserving our botanical heritage.

Last but not least, the Night of Ideas will close with a concert in the courtyard by Cuban percussionist and composer Degnis Bofill

Night of Ideas 2024 is presented by Villa Albertine and Albertine Foundation thanks to the leadership support of the Judy & Peter Blum Kovler Foundation, and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. It is coordinated worldwide by the Institut Français. In Miami, the event is co-presented with partners Books & Books, Alliance Française Miami Metro, WDNA, and Convivencia, with the support of the France Florida Foundation for the Arts.