Completely unknown to the general public, the Hâ 32 Cultural Centre, adjacent to the Temple du Hâ, was established in 1988 at the corner of rue du Hâ and rue du Commandant-Arnould. It has the peculiarity of being number 32 in every…
Completely unknown to the general public, the Hâ 32 Cultural Centre, adjacent to the Temple du Hâ, was established in 1988 at the corner of rue du Hâ and rue du Commandant-Arnould. It is distinguished by being number 32 on every street.
This communal space benefits from a 300 square meter platform that can accommodate up to 150 people. It remains fundamental and unique in its choices and the number of conferences offered, of which it is its main activity. It focuses mainly on topics of society, literature, science, history, arts, philosophy, ethics, religious truths… Each discussion at the conference takes on a special character depending on the guest speakers and the chosen topic.
All the speakers are specialists and very advanced in their field, leaving a very wide space for discussion. “We are far from the caricature debates between yes and no. It is essential in our meetings. “We try to raise all issues related to the topic based on all the nuances of public opinion,” says Pascal Lefebvre, head of the cultural center.
About thirty conferences are offered annually. It is based on a general annual theme. This year, leaders chose crises and estrangement. All of these meetings are held every Thursday, either from 12pm to 2pm or from 6:30pm to 8pm. Those in the middle of the day, with the address Midi-14, have the privacy of allowing people who work in the neighborhood to come in while having a light lunch on site.
Other activities of the Center include organized group visits to emblematic cultural places of the city and the loan of buildings for the activities of partner associations and neighboring structures. “Our focus is also on combating the increasingly ubiquitous isolation among students and seniors,” says Vice President Christine Gillen.
All conferences are open to everyone and free of charge. General program: www.ha32fr
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