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)