The festival "Erasmus klingt - Festival Lab" from September 9 to 15, 2024 in Basel will focus on works by the humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam.
Why a festival in honor of the humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam? Why in a city like Basel? Erasmus was a scholar who lived in the 15th and 16th centuries and traveled throughout Europe. His works develop the dream of a humanity united by common cultural roots. For this reason, the European Union chose Erasmus in 1987 as a symbol of an intellectual community that transcends national borders and sees diversity not as a divisive but rather as an enriching element. It is no coincidence that Basel - where Erasmus lived and died in 1532 - is also a cosmopolitan city where people from all over the world come together. For all these reasons, the city of Basel is the ideal place to create a new experimental space, a laboratory where different cultures, experiences and disciplines can come face to face.
The second edition of Erasmus klingt! - Festival LAB is scheduled to take place from September 9 to 15, 2024. "Pace" (war and peace) will be the theme of the concerts, and the interdisciplinary programs will revolve around Erasmus' work "The Lamentation of Peace", which he wrote in preparation for an international peace conference in 1517.
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