The theme of the second edition aims at deconstructing stereotypes of the Caribbean by exploring the deep characteristics and the essence of the Caribbean through different beings, shapes and environments. Analyzing how these Caribbean Natures, encountered in insular, continental and diasporic contexts, resonate together with the rest of the world, in reference to the Echo-World of Edouard Glissant .1
- [i] « “It has been a long time since we guessed the world of order and disorder, which we have projected in measure and excess. But all poetics would leave us to believe this, which is certainly not false: that there is also a disproportion of order, a measure of disorder. The only detectable stabilities in the Relation concern the solidarity of the cycles that are played out there, the correspondence of the drawings of their movement. Analytical thought is invited to construct sets, whose integral variances reconstitute the entire game. These sets are not models, but revealing echoes-worlds. Thinking makes music.
The work of William Faulkner, the song of Bob Marley, the theories of Benoît Mandelbrot are echoe-worlds. The painting of Lam, in confluence, or of Matta, in tear, the architecture of Chicago and also the disorder of the barrios of Rio or Caracas, the Cantos of Ezra Pound, but also the march of the pupils of Soweto are echoe-worlds.