On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, the Observatoire des Politiques Culturelles, in collaboration with Aix-Marseille University, proposes a meeting entitled "For another account of diversity".
Maryline Crivello, Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Aix-Marseille University, will participate in the closing round table and conclusion of the day.
Sylvia Girel, Professor of Sociology, and Edina Soldo, University Professor at IMPGT, will also participate in the event.
Over the past three decades, our representations of diversity have evolved significantly. This notion now refers to a plurality of issues. Why and how can we protect and enhance the cultural expressions and rights of minorities? How can we facilitate awareness of cultural diversity through artistic diversity? How can we take care of the memory of the inhabitants as a heritage to be transmitted to the greatest number? Why take into consideration gender claims?...These questions will be largely based on the territory of Marseille, but will also call on other situations.
At the heart of the southern region, Marseilles carries the imagination of a cosmopolitan city and the myth of a laboratory for living together, in the intertwining of its urban villages. Do the artistic experiments and adventures that are carried out there make it possible to articulate diversity and identities in a peaceful way? How do Marseille's "village cores", its working-class neighbourhoods, combine recognition of the city's diversity and unity? In the light of the health crisis that is upsetting us, what examples could be followed of a policy of relations with the Other that takes into account the universality of human rights, as well as the reappropriation of the living?
Workshops and round tables will discuss these questions, artistic performances will also be presented during the meeting proposed by the ZEF and the Observatory of Cultural Policies on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.
Find the full programme here.