Festival of Social Sciences and Arts - Game of the Goose

DIRCOM - Carroussel - Jeu de l'oie 2020

The 'Game of the Goose' festival of social sciences and arts, borne by Aix-Marseille Université : this year all digital ! A virtual exhibition and three days of online events from 10 to 12 December 2020. This year's theme : 'Lockdown. A whole world at a standstill ?'.

'Lockdown. A whole world at a standstill ?'.

This is the theme of the 2nd edition of the 'Game of the Goose' Festival of Social Sciences and Arts, which will be in a 100% digital format, including a virtual exhibition and online events, open to all publics

Testimonies, scientific debates, educational experiments and artistic creations to invest the future in a different way. For 3 days, follow the insights and performances of researchers and artists who have used the French lockdown period to carry out original reflections and new experiments to find answers to the numerous societal questions.

A festival of social sciences and the arts, organised by Aix-Marseille University, in partnership with the Mucem - Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations

The theme of the 2020 edition of the festival honours the mobilisation of social science researchers and artists, committed to understanding the social experiences of the first lockdown period in spring 2020, its economic impacts and the ways in which it was interpreted bu the media. The strong involvement of this scientific community has certainly demonstrated the need for a commitment to understanding this sanitary crisis in order to better enlighten citizens on the many impacts of the current pandemic and to start answering questions over the long term. The 2020 edition thus echoes the times we have been experiencing over the past few months.

An online exhibition - open from 9 December -

The festival is presented in a virtual format that will give people the opportunity to see, read and hear scientific interrogations, educational experiences and artistic productions.

Insights and debates between 10 and 12 December

Pre-recorded at the MuCEM under strict sanitary conditions, visitors will be able to follow these insights "live" on the website, through a rich programme, completed by film screenings and artistic performances. All in all, multiple perspectives and inspirations to enable us to freshly invest our future.

Download the programme here (in French only) !

The festival's background :

The 'Game of the Goose' Festival, dedicated to understanding the social game and the world, was launched by Aix-Marseille University in 2019, to help strengthen the place of social sciences and the arts in the dialogue with society, with citizens, with other disciplines of our scientific community.

Why the Game of the Goose ?

The Game of the Goose, invented at the end of the 16th century, reproduced many times and adapted to the events of history, belongs to a shared heritage. Chance reigns supreme, as the dice and hazards determine the way the pieces move. Its spiral shape reminds us of the labyrinth weh have to pass through in order to metaphorically come to know ourselves and others. This festival, committed to understanding the social game and the world, refers to it as a new metamorphosis.

Contact information

Katharina Teucher - Communication officer



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