Participants

Abd Al Malik (musician, author; France)

Salim Abdali (biophysician, translator of Arabic literature; Iraq – Denmark);

Houria Abdelouahed (scholar, translator of Arabic literature; France)

Adel Abdessemed (artist; France);

Pierre Abi-Saab (author, editor; Lebanon)

Sarkis Abouzeid (author, editor; Lebanon)

Fowziyah Abu Khalid (poetess, writer, scholar; Saudi Arabia);

Kareem James Abu-Zeid (scholar, translator of Arabic literature; USA)

Académie du Royaume du Maroc (Rabat, Maroc)

Ai Weiwei (artist; China – UK)

Zaher Al Aridi (editor, producer; Lebanon)

Brahim Alaoui (curator; Morocco – France);

Ahmad Alfaqeihi (poet, author, editor; Saudi Arabia)

Dia al-Azzawi (artist, Iraq – UK)

Amal Al-Jubouri (poetess; Iraq)

Omar Al-Qattan (Chairman A M. Qattan Foundation, Palestine – UK)

Mustafa Al-Slaiman (interpreter, translator of German literature; Germany)

Ahmed Alsoudani (artist; Iraq – USA)

Hubertus von Amelunxen (philosopher; Germany);

Federico Arbos (scholar, translator of Arabic Literature; Spain)

Atassi Foundation (Arts and culture foundation; Dubaï);

Fadia Azar (scholar; Lebanon)

Abed Azrié (composer; Syria – France)

Banipal (magazine of modern Arab literature; UK)

Hoda Barakat (author; Lebanon – France)

Miquel Barceló (artist; Spain – France)

Omar Bashir (musician; Iraq – Hungary)

Chawki Bazih (poet; Lebanon)

Bei Dao (poet; China);

Tahar Ben Jelloun (author; Morocco – France)

Abbas Beydoun (poet; Lebanon)

Jonah Bokaer (dancer, choreographer; USA);

Rachida Brakni (actress; France)

Volker Braun (poet; Germany)

Luigi Brioschi (publisher; Italy)

Rafael Cadenas (poet; Venezuela)

Casa Arabe (Madrid, Spain);

René de Ceccatty (editor, author; France)

Luca Cendali (architect; Italy)

Chen Yu (artist; China)

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (dancer, choreographer; Belgium)

Hélène Cixous (author; France)

Jennifer Clement (author, President of PEN International; USA)

Emanuele Coccia (philosopher; Italy – France)

Antonio Colinas (poet; Spain)

Giuseppe Conte (poet; Italy)

Georges Corm (economist, former Minister; Lebanon)

Robyn Creswell (scholar, author; USA)

Trino Cruz Seruya (poet; Gibraltar)

Ziad Dalloul (artist; Syria – France)

Dar Al Saqi (publishing house; Lebanon)

John Donatich (director, Yale University Press; USA)

Dong Qiang (scholar,China);

Dominique Eddé (author; Lebanon)

Hajiba Fahmy (dancer, choreographer; Morocco – France)

Antoine Gallimard (publisher; France)

Isabelle Gallimard (publisher; France);

Santiago Gamboa (author; Colombia);

Antonio Gamoneda (poet; Spain)

Theaster Gates (artist; USA)

Daniel Gerlach (author; Germany)

Reem Ghanayem (poet, editor; Palestine);

Wissam Gibran (musician, composer; Palestine)

Goenawan Mohammad (poet; Indonesia)

Sebastiano Grasso (poet; Italy)

Aymen Hacen (poet, translator of Arabic literature; Tunisia)

Qasim Haddad (poet; Bahrein)

Rawi Hage (author; Lebanon – Canada)

Hassan Hamadé (editor; Lebanon)

Abdellah Hammoudi (author, scholar; Morocco – USA)

Peter Handke (Nobel Laureate for Literature 2019; Austria – France)

Kaiser Haq (poet; Bangladesh)

Milton Hatoum (author; Brazil)

Mona Hatoum (artist; Lebanon – Palestine – UK)

Hawad (Touareg poet and painter)

Huang Lihai (poet; China)

Özdemir Ince (poet; Turkey)

Abed Ismael (poet, scholar; Syria)

Clara Janes (poetess, author; Spain)

Jidi Majia (poet, artist; China)

Alejandro Jodorowsky (poet, director, artist)

Pierre Joris (poet; Luxembourg – USA)

Nuno Judice (poet; Portugal)

Anish Kapoor (artist; UK)

Marcel Khalifé (musician; Lebanon);

Mohammad O. Khalil (artist; Sudan – USA)

Chérif Khaznadar and Françoise Gründ (founders of the Maison des Cultures du Monde; France)

Vénus Khoury-Ghata (poetess, author; Lebanon – France)

Kim Neungwoo (scholar, translator of Arabic literature; South Korea)

Jack Lang (President of Institut du Monde Arabe, former Minister; France)

Claude Lemand (curator and patron; Lebanon – France)

Bénédicte Letellier (scholar, translator of Arabic literature; France)

Jeannette Lozano (poetess and publisher; Mexico);

Kailan Lucas (lawyer, essayist, translator; China – UK)

Fadi Maalouf (scholar; Palestine)

Ruth Mackenzie (artistic director; France – UK)

Emel Mathlouthi (musician; Tunisia)

Khaled Mattawa (scholar, translator of Arabic Literature; Libya – USA)

Federico Mayor (founder and chairman of the Fundacion Cultura de Paz, former Director General of UNESCO; Spain)

Mo Yan (Nobel Laureate for Literature 2012; China)

Edgar Morin (philosopher; France)

Michael Morris (arts patron; UK)

Ahmad Moualla (artist; Syria – France)

Zad Moultaka (composer, artist; Lebanon – France)

Laila Muraywid (artist; Syria – France)

Nabu Museum (Lebanon)

Marco Nereo Rotelli (artist; Italy);

Basarab Nicolescu (physicist, philosopher; Rumania – France);

Giannola Nonino with Benito, Antonella and Elisabetta Nonino (founder of the Premio Nonino; Italy);

Jean Nouvel (architect; France)

Margaret Obank (publisher; UK)

Hans Ulrich Obrist and Koo Jeong-A (curator; Switzerland – UK / artist; South Korea – France)

Ouyang Jianghe (poet, critic; China)

Fatima Parchegani (scholar; Iran)

Anna Pataki (publisher, Greece);

Serge Pey (poet; France)

Lemi Ponifasio (director, choreographer; New Zealand);

Olivier Py (author, director of the Festival d’Avignon; France)

Qian Xiaohua (photographer, founder and owner of Librairie Avant-Garde; China)

Salman Rushdie (author; United Kingdom)

Ghassan Safieddine and Tania Tanbak Bakalian (intellectual / artist; Lebanon)

Joachim Sartorius (poet; Germany)

Firas Sawwah (scholar, author; Syria)

Samir Sayegh (artist; Lebanon)

Dorothea Schöne (scholar, curator; Germany);

Naseer Shamma (musician; Iraq – Germany)

Ghassan Shami (editor, producer; Lebanon)

Adam Shatz (editor; USA)

Shu Cai (poet; China)

Jean-Pierre Siméon (poet, editor; France)

Regina Sneifer (author; Lebanon)

Bengt Söderhäll (founder of the Stig Dagerman Society; Sweden)

Mehmet Hakki Suçin (scholar, translator of Arabic literature; Turkey);

Zoe Valdes (author; Cuba – France)

André Velter and Sophie Nauleau (poet, editor / author, artistic director of the Printemps des Poètes; France)

Dominique de Villepin (former Prime Minister, author; France)

Wang Hao (artist; China)

Wang Lixing (editor, critic; China)

Wang Yin (poet, photographer; China)

Stefan Weidner (scholar, translator of Arabic literature; Germany)

Wild Children (music band; China)

Wu Hao (scholar; China)

Xin Ju (curator; China)

Xue Qingguo (scholar, translator of Arabic literature, China);

Yang Lian (poet, China – Germany)

Zhang Ruling (poetess; China)

Zhao Lihong (poet; China);

Rudolf Zwirner (arts patron; Germany)