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.