This cultural festival was created in 2011 by the Fundación Puerto de Ideas, nonprofit organization that aims to disseminate culture, arts and science through the education and discussion of ideas in all spheres of national life.
During the three years in which this cultural event has taken place, we have been able to listen and share with first-class national and international artists, scientists and humanists, who have come from all over the world to Valparaíso – Chilean cultural capital – to be part of this meeting, a successful initiative that brings knowledge, creations and ideas to a mass audience.
Profiting from the space the festival provides and pursuing our mission to contribute to an equitable access to education and culture, Fundación Mar Adentro extended for the second year courtesy invitations and scholarships to attend the event to the award-winning teachers of the 2013 Colorearte “Bugs” Competition, and to professors of the Alberto Hurtado University. We also included representatives from conservation initiatives such as The Nature Conservancy, Melimoyu Ecosystem Research Institute (Centro MERI) and Parque Andino Juncal.
Representatives from the Alberto Hurtado University attended the lectures of the French historian, Francois Hartog, musicologist Gastón Soublette, scientific communicator Eduardo Punset, and lawyer and columnist Carlos Peña, among others. They also attended a lunch organized by our foundation which they shared with neuroscientist Charles Zuker, essayist Juan Villoro, the creator of the festival and President of the Fundación Puerto de Ideas, Chantal Signorio and the directors of Fundación Mar Adentro.
On their part, the teachers who won the Colorearte 2013 “Bugs” competition –from various regions of Chile- attended the conference of the French writer and filmmaker, Philippe Claudel, made a musical tour through the history of cumbia with the Chilean musician Cuti Aste, participated in the reflections of the Italian writer, Paolo Giordano, and enjoyed a recital by the Chilean poet, Rafael Rubio, and the Chilean musical group, La Pedroband.