Launched in Geneva at the end of May, 2020, utopia3’s first season of eight podcasts has already been made available with three of them on the web. These include comic book author Joe Sacco as its first guest (in English) followed by activist Perla Joe Maalouli on the Lebanese revolution (in English) and the future of humanitarian action (in French) with Yves Daccord, former director of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The interviews are moderated by historian Davide Rodogno and journalist David Brun-Lambert.
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Given that the FIFDH was unable to physically hold its annual festival in Geneva this year because of the coronavirus – but hosted a number of viral sessions – this collaboration with utopia3 seeks to further expand the international online presence of human rights concerns by making broader use of those who are involved. Future episodes can expect to interview dedicated figures such as activists, film-makers, researchers, writers, journalists and artists. According to Rodogno, ““In a world that is going through major climatic, economic and health upheavals, new utopias are breaking through.”.
|The utopia3 podcasts are available from Thursday, May 28th, 2020 onwards the websites of utopia3.ch and fifdh.org as well as on the main podcast platforms.|