Cultures d’Avenir

Students in France, Spain and Germany design a curriculum for the future
2021/2022

Photo: Herve Veronese

Photo: Herve Veronese

Photo: Herve Veronese

Photo: Herve Veronese

 

Cultural institutions, universities and art schools tend to reinforce the status quo and to consolidate and reiterate knowledge. Rethinking the way artistic creation addresses societal issues with young, committed artists – that is the goal of Cultures d’Avenir. How can culture and youth become a transformative engine through mindset renewal and networks? The heart of this program is to address four pressing contemporary challenges through the artistic practice of 25 students: parity and gender, discrimination, the environmental emergency, and knowledge sharing and inclusion. During five months, students from different disciplines, ranging from drama and dance to visual arts and architecture, develop a series of online creative projects with the support of a wide group of international experts and mentors. Apart from discussion in the digital space, they meet physically in Paris in November 2021 and in Barcelona in March 2022 and hold a virtual workshop in January 2022 in a digital environment created by HKW. At the project launch in Paris, sociologist Eric Fassin will hold a public talk about gender and discrimination at the Centre Pompidou.

With Lucy Orta, Christine Macel, Florian Guyot, Eric Fassin, Jon de la Rica and others

A collaboration between Centre Pompidou, Paris, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin and Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, initiated by FGYO (Franco-German Youth Office)

Exchange and research program

2021/2022

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