The space where you can reflect freely with prestigious speakers on how to build a better world together
Know and learn. Flee from simplicities and static visions. Address the complexity of the whole. To debate. Discuss. Reflect. Visualize. Build. These are the pillars that of the Rototom SunsplashSocial Forum. It is a space for listening and speaking, free of thematic boundaries, about culture, environment, economy, human rights, peace and social movements; about conflict and, political and humanitarian crises, but also about their solutions and alternatives. Both present and future. About realities that coexist on the same planet and which are sometimes unknown to us. All this, with the help of experts, be they anonymous or not. The frontline protagonists, those people who bet on change, a change of course. Those who are the driving force behind those other possible worlds.
Many are those who have passed through the different editions of the Social Forum. Such as the Nobel Peace Prize laureates Rigoberta Menchu and Shirin Ebadi, as well as the most recent person to be recognised by the Swedish Academy and to come to the who has been at the festival: Mohamed Ben Cheikh, edition 2017; the ideologist of modernity and sociologist Zygmunt Bauman; environmental activist Vandana Shiva; Egyptian economist and political scientist Samir Amin; Christian Felber, Austrian economist and ideologist of the economy for the common good; and a broad range of journalists: Mona Eltahawy (Egypt) and Amira Hass (Israel); the Spanish Ignacio Ramonet director of Le Monde Diplomatique- and RTVE ex-correspondent Rosa María Calaf; the Italian Giulietto Chiesa or Sami Al-Ajj, Al-Jazeera journalist.
Their voices have been joined by many others, representatives of different social movements, groups, professions and ideologies, which have added diversity, plurality, to this space for debate. Voices like that of the Spanish philosopher and essayist Antonio Escohotado, known for his research on drugs that he presents ‘General History of Drugs’, a key reference in this field; and another philosopher, this time from Chile, Claudio Naranjo. Other who have spoken, and exchanged views with the public are, Tibetan lamas Thubten Wangchen and Geshe Lobsang Pende; David Couso, brother of Jose Couso the photojournalist who died in Baghdad (Iraq) in 2003 as a result of a projectile fired from a tank of the US Army; the Italian priest Renato Kizito Sesana and the Belgian priest and sociologist François Houtart. Esteban Ibarra, from the Spanish Movement Against Intolerance; the Italian mathematician and politician Furio Honsell; and Cindy Sheehan, American antiwar activist and mother of a soldier killed in Iraq in 2004, have shaped the extensive list of people to have visited the Social Forum, which continues to grow.
Recreational cannabis. What consumption. What consequences
Street vendor dignity
(Member of Stop Mare Mortum)
(Director of PlayGround Do)
(Head of Art & Design at PlayGround Do)
(Spokesperson of the Sindicato Mantero and member of the initiative After the blanket)
(Promotional partner and administrative manager of Diomcoop)
Decolonization and freedom: the African way to democracy
(Human rights activist. Former Africa Program Director, Amnesty International, International Secretariat)
(Writer and activist, founder of the NGO Hahatay)
(Anthropologist. Secretary General of the Centre d’Estudis Africans)
(Political analyst and education consultant)
African diplomacy in conflict resolution: discussion with the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Alianzas y Solidaridad en los festivales de música | Última charla del Foro Social @ Rototom 2019
Los festivales de música son plataformas idóneas para la concienciación social frente a problemáticas globales tales como la del cambio climático, las desigualdades o la violencia convirtiéndose en palancas para el impulso de medidas para la promoción
El compromiso social de los festivales de música | Foro Social @ Rototom Sunsplash 2019
Intervenciones de:Tamara Criado (FMA – Asociación de Festivales de Música)Mar Sabé (Comunicación Proactiva Open Arms)Leticia Cabo Lozano (Médico y activista de la ONG Proactiva Open Arms)Juan Merín (Fundación Voces)Vídeo: True monkeys Comunicación
Women for Future | Quinta charla del Foro Social @ Rototom Sunsplash 2019
El debate Women for future pone el foco en cómo la igualdad de género es imprescindible para la acción climática. Un mensaje que evidencian movimientos como el ecofeminismo –que aúna las voces del feminismo y el ecologismo- y Fridays For Future, que ab
Women for Future | El papel de las mujeres en la lucha contra el cambio climático @ Rototom 2019
Gemma Barricarte de Fridays for Future España y Yayo Herrero, una de las investigadoras ecofeministas más influyentes en Europa, ponen el foco en cómo la igualdad de género es imprescindible para la acción climática.Las dos fueron protagonistas del deb
From the strength of street art to the problem of climate change in the Social Forum
Three urban artists met in the Rototom Sunsplash’s Social Forum to discuss street art. While the Dase’s mural started taking form, the tone got more serious as they tackled the problem of climate change
Debate on Venezuela at the Social Forum cancelled
We inform you that for reasons beyond the organization, the debate scheduled to be held this evening at 19.00 in the tent of the Social Forum, entitled ‘Venezuela a debate’, has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
From the personal to the social. The Social Forum heals mind and spirit
From the collective support in moving away from isolation, to empowerment in overcoming obstacles. José María Doria y Xema Toribio tackle mental and spiritual pathologies from two perspectives in the Social Forum.
The Social Forum´s first day is dedicated to the situation in Europe and Syria
Katerina Sergidou discussing potential alternatives to the European Union and Dr. Riad Lakkis dissecting the situation in Syria. This was how the Social Forum began this year, in an edition dedicated to Liberty and Dignity.