Le théâtre agricole — savoirs vernaculaires, développement durable et impérialisme vert


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Le théâtre agricole — savoirs vernaculaires, développement durable et impérialisme vert

Past: Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 10 AM

Study day organised by Bétonsalon, at Musée du quai Branly

The agricultural theatre : vernacular knowledge, sustainable development and green imperialism is a study day dedicated to exploring the political, socio-economic and ecological stakes of the production, transformation and distribution of agriculture, historically and today. Various experts — researchers, artists, farmers and both professionals and theoreticians of food commerce and distribution — have been brought together to address themes ranging from sustainability standards to biopiracy, and to question the nuances and contradictions inherent in the idea of sustainable development. The agricultural theatre puts into perspective subjects located at the heart of the speculative and legal battles between multinational companies, agrarian politics and land workers, and interrogates, through the experience and research of the participants, the present and the possible futures of agricultural practice and trade.


Benoit Daviron (researcher in research economics and management at Cirad, ‘environments and societies’ department), Max-Henri Leon (project manager working in food distribution), Birgit Müller (Research Fellow at the Laboratoire d’anthropologie des institutions et des organisations sociales, EHESS), Marie Phliponeau (associate researcher at Laboratoire Erasme de l’Institut Maghreb-Europe, Paris 8 University), Frédéric Thomas (Research Fellow at IRD, Research Institute for Development, historian of sciences and engineering, and geographer), Françoise Vergès (political theorist).

Musée du quai Branly, Salon de lecture Jacques Kerchache

10 am

07 Paris 7 Zoom in 07 Paris 7 Zoom out

37, quai Branly

75007 Paris

T. 01 56 61 70 00


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Thursday – Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM

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