Endetter et punir — Programme du samedi 15


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Endetter et punir
Programme du samedi 15

Past: Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Saturday 15th September 2018

10:30 am Coffee time

  • 11:00 am Towards a Life-centred Economy / Keynote speech by anthropologist and ecofeminist activist Yayo Herrero
    We are living in a time when economics and a hegemonic polity are jointly developing counter to the fundamentals of human life. Economic growth as an ultimate end is destroying our mineral resources, our forests and our water, together with the very fabric of community and society. There is an urgent need to transform socioeconomic systems and prioritise the sustainability of life: what is truly costly — in the sense that it will have us shelling out forever — is to do nothing.
  • 1:00 pm Lunch break
  • 2:30 pm Savage Symposia / Discussion led by Josep Rafanell i Orra, psychologist and psychotherapist
    After three years of discussions as part of the Pratiques de soin et collectifs / Quelles Autonomies? seminar, Josep Rafanell i Orra has come up with a two-part event: at Les Laboratoires on 15th September and on an urban wasteland in Paris on 29th September. Members of the GEM mutual aid groups, REV mental health support associations, the Maïa school for autistic children and the Dingdingdong collective for research into Huntington’s disease; plus gardeners from the École Spéciale des Espaces Libres, representatives of the Pôle d’Exploration de Ressources Urbaines currently looking into questions of hospitality in today’s cities, and various researchers — all of them will be there to talk about how they go about things in a context where, more than ever, we need purposeful forms of cooperation and resistance to institutional domination, and close ties between people living different kinds of lives. Interweaving distinctively concrete experiences with communal forms of cooperation seems to us one of today’s most fruitful political gambits. To those whose claims to authority hinge on generating a climate of fear and hostility, we can riposte with sharing as a form of emancipation that repopulates the world.
  • 4:00 pm Is honesty the best policy?/Multiple debts and invisible debts. / Round table with Margaux Le Donné (PhD student, political science) and Jeanne Burgart Goutal (professor of philosophy).
    An ecofeminist take on the concept of debt: ecological, (post)colonial, men in relation to women, humans in relation to nature, farm debt, debt in relation to past and future generations — ecofeminism considers the question in all its ambiguity, condemning legacies of injustice and celebrating hidden interdependencies. The struggles for recognition of the tasks and processes involved in the survival and regeneration of the living world demand consideration: in an age of global upheaval, who owes what to whom? Since when and until when? How do we “repay” while at the same time rejecting commodification of the biosphere?
  • 7:00 pm Dinner in the garden
  • 8:30 pm _An introduction _ / Performance by artist Olga de Soto
    The Green Table: German choreographer Kurt Jooss wrote and staged this mythic work in 1932, just a few months before Hitler came to power. Inspired by a medieval dance of death, this ballet in eight scenes for sixteen dancers is considered an iconic 20th-century exercise in political commitment: in its choice of themes — war and the rise of fascism — it is pervaded by the climate of the years leading up to the Second World War and a truly visionary apprehension of the dark reality of that troubled time. This performance raises some highly relevant questions: what traces remain in the memories of those who performed the work long ago or those whose efforts enable its survival now? What does transmission involve? Or being a performer? What has been the role and contribution of performers in the history of dance? How does a work evolve in the course of its own history? And of history in the broad sense? What lasting impact does a politically committed work have on the public? As part of Le Printemps des Laboratoires #6 An Introduction is a summons to think about our debt to history; a powerful echo of today’s political scene and the global rise of nationalist movements; and a reminder that, as history repeats itself, we always have something to learn from the past.
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41, rue Lécuyer

93300 Aubervilliers

T. 01 53 56 15 90 — F. 01 53 56 15 99


Aubervilliers – Pantin Quatre Chemins

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 1 pm to 6 pm

Admission fee

Free entrance

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The artists

  • Emmanuelle Chérel
  • Olga De Soto
  • Josep Rafanell I Orra
  • Jeanne Burgart Goutal
  • Margaux Le Donné
  • Séverine Kodjo Grandvaux
  • Robert Steijn
  • Ricardo Rubio
  • Yayo Herrero
  • Ndongo Samba Sylla