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  • Debt and Punishment / Program of the Printemps des Laboratoires 6th edition

    Le Printemps des Laboratoires #6

    Dette Economie politique Ecoféminisme

    The weekend of 15–16 September will be the culmination of the discussions begun in 2017 on the theme of Le Printemps des Laboratoires #6: Debt and Punishment (Endetter et punir). Rather than focusing solely on the financial aspect that is the crux of so much current political debate, we will emphasise the fact that political and economic thinking are inseparable; and that apart from its relationship with money, debt affects our behaviour and our innermost being in ways that cost us certain personal freedoms. Debt constitutes, in other words, a power structure that models and governs our lifestyles. So, if it is an intrinsic part of our individual and social lives – born indebted, we pass the syndrome on to future generations – we need to start thinking about fashioning new, non-oppressive human subjectivities. Taking issue with the fatalistically accepted "infinite debt" bequeathed to us by modernity, and with its economic system and a moral code rooted in guilt and fear, we want to explore strategies of resistance and struggle: potential sources of new horizons, new modes of community, different approaches to attentiveness – anything that can help us decolonise our thinking and decapitalise and depatriarchalise our social structures.

    With the participation of Jeanne Burgart Goutal (teatcher of philosophy), Emmanuelle Chérel (art historian), Yayo Herrero (anthropologist and ecofeminist activist), Séverine Kodjo-Grandvaux (philosopher), La Permanence (collective), Margaux Le Donné (PhD student, political science), Rester. Étranger (collectif), Josep Rafanell i Orra (psychologist and psychotherapist), Ricardo Rubio (choreographer/performer), Olga de Soto (artist and performer), Robert Steijn (choreographer/performer) and Ndongo Sylla (économist focus on development) and with the sreening of Bamako Abderrahmane Sissako's film.

  • Nomination

    Direction des Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers

    Beginning on 1st January 2019 Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers will be directed by Margot Videcoq, Pascale Murtin and François Hiffler. A call for candidates was issued in March 2018 and the Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers board of directors – after consultation with representatives of the Municipality of Aubervilliers, the Seine-Saint-Denis département, the Ile-de-France Region and the Ile-de-France Cultural Affairs Office (DRAC) – chose Margot Videcoq, Pascale Murtin and François Hiffler. In accordance with the Laboratoires' articles of association, the choice went to a collegial system of artists and/or curators, the term of office being three years.

     

  • Acquisitions récentes

    Bibliothèque des Laboratoires

    Dans le cadre des acquisitions régulières d’ouvrages qui viennent augmenter le fonds documentaire de la Bibliothèque des Laboratoires, une rubrique a été créée sur le site qui en fasse régulièrement état. Outre les publications mentionnées dans cette rubrique, l'ensemble des ouvrages disponibles constituant ce fonds (excepter les documents audiovisuels) peuvent également être empruntés dans le cadre du dispositif des fiches de convivialités.

    Pour l'heure, les dernières acquisitions présentées sont Les existences moindres de David Lapoujade publié en 2017 aux éditions de Minuit, le n°11 de Z, la revue itinérante d'enqête et de critique sociale publié en 2017 par les Editions Agone, ainsi que le coffret DVD René Vautier en Algérie publié en 2016 par les Éditions Les Mutins de Pangée.

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    Devenez ami-e-s des Labos !

    Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers are one of those rare spaces where art is never disconnected from cultural, social and political reality, a space committed to engaging with difference and plurality, a place in constant flux that shapes itself on the artistic projects it defends and supports. It is at once a resource centre, a space for research, creation and experimentation, shaped around the context in which it is located (going from the most local to the international level), its audiences and artists.
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