Program 2022

«I chose justice in order to remain faithful to the world»

These are trying times in which history seems to condemn us, like Sisyphus, to an eternal struggle against the absurd.

But spring is here, and along with the warm weather, the Trobades & Premis Mediterranis Albert Camus arrive in Sant Lluis and Maó, celebrating the illuminating guidance of Albert Camus.

It is an even-numbered year, and for us this means a year of awards — awards for outstanding contemporary expressions of Camus’ way of thinking.

The III Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus award recognises the artistic career and social commitment of a Mediterranean creator, while the II Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus Incipiens prize once again offers an emerging talent in journalism the opportunity to develop a research project about a complex reality that so often appears absurd.

On Saturday 14th May in Sant Lluís and Sunday 15th May in Maó, Catherine Camus, the writer’s daughter, will be with us, as well as Abdo Shanan, the first winner of the Incipiens prize in 2020. He will present the fruit of this award, A Little Louder, his book of photographs. Along with the international jury of the III Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus, comprised of Judit Carrera —director of the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona—, the playwright Ahmed Ghazali, the journalist and writer Laura Fernández and the president of the Society of Camusian Studies of France, Anne Prouteau, we hope to launch an “invincible summer.”

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Day 1


A day with Camus, Sant Lluís

Sala Polivalent Albert Camus

10 am to 7 pm

Presentation of the Trobades & Premis Mediterranis Albert Camus 2022

10.00 – 11.00 am

11.00 – 11.30 am

Videoconference with the jury.
Videoconference with the winner.

Presentation of the book A little louder and lecture by the winner of the I Premi Mediterrani Albert Camus Incipiens, the Algerian photographer Abdo Shanan

11.30 am – 12.15 pm


12.15- 12.30 pm

12.30 – 1 pm

Explanation given by the president of the jury.
Videoconference with the winner.

The artist in times of war “to the service of those who suffer history”.

Conversation between Judit Carrera and Ahmed Ghazali

1 – 2 pm


2- 4 pm

En la Pla de sa Creu, open to the public with entrance ticket

«To live is not to resign».
Speaker Anne Prouteau

4.30 – 5 pm

Presentation and screening of the film Les vies d’Albert Camus, by Georges-Marc Benamou, 120′, French with Catalan subtitles. With the presence of the daughter of Albert Camus, Catherine Camus.

5 – 7 pm

Day 2


Morning in Maó 

Es Claustre

12 am – 1. 30 pm

Presentation of the winners 2022.

12 – 12.15 am

Artistic creation, against the disorders of the world.
Conversation between Laura Fernández and Elia Suleiman.

12.15 – 1.30 pm


1.30 pm