Karine Léger

Karine Léger, head of Airparif, was in Southeast Asia  in early October to take part in a regional cycle of discussion of ideas on the theme: “A liveable and sustainable city”. She revisits the major issues affecting cities today, from Paris to Hanoi.

Updated on 04/11/2019

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Ludovic Debeurme

Comic book author and illustrator Ludovic Debeurme has produced many books for young people, including the eco-fantasy trilogy Epiphania. Poetic, psychoanalytic and political, he pushes back on the norms dictated by the collective imaginary. At the beginning of December he took part in the “Man and...

Updated on 06/12/2021

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Sabrina Calvo

Known for her love of the absurd and magical realism, Sabrina Calvo has many strings to her bow: writer, designer, screenwriter, video game designer... In 2018, she won the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire for her novel Toxoplasma. She has just co-written a virtual reality fiction with Charles Ayats...

Updated on 31/01/2020

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Pierre Ducrozet

Berlin, Bangkok, Barcelona… At the age of 37, writer Pierre Ducrozet is constantly exploring the world and examining its bodies, technologies and networks. In May, he took part in the Assises internationales du roman, organised in Lyon by Villa Gillet, on the theme of « Uncertain Times ». 

Updated on 17/06/2020

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Yves Ubelmann

Founded in 2013 by Yves Ubelmann, Iconem puts new technologies to work preserving endangered heritage. Its missions include the digital conservation of sites and passing down cultural diversity to future generations. 

Updated on 22/07/2020

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Marion Papillon

President of the Professional Committee of Art Galleries since December 2019, Marion Papillon is also founder of the Paris Gallery Weekend, which will take place from 2 to 5 July. She describes the French artistic scene and reviews the current status of galleries.

Updated on 25/06/2020

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Leïla Slimani

Winner of the 2016 Prix Goncourt for her novel Lullaby (“Chanson douce”), Leïla Slimani was appointed a personal representative of the French Head of State as Francophone Affairs Minister in November 2017. Since then the Franco-Moroccan writer has travelled widely to promote the richness of the...

Updated on 16/03/2021

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Mélodie Mousset

Mélodie Mousset plays with the body to better understand it, cross it and explore it. She divides up a body wearing a costume and adorned with unlikely props, and displays it in galleries and on walls and floors in the form of gigantic noses and eyes, and huts made of hair. Today, she can visit it...

Updated on 03/06/2020

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Caetano Gotardo and Marco Dutra

While Brazilian filmmakers Caetano Gotardo and Marco Dutra have been working together for over 21 years, they just presented their first co-directed feature, Todos os Mortos, at the 2020 Berlinale. They tell us about the state of Brazilian cinema, their connection to France, and their taking part in...

Updated on 15/06/2020

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Céline Tricart

Producer and director, Céline Tricart has notably created The Sun Ladies and The Key, virtual reality works that have won awards at major festivals such as Tribeca, Sundance and the Venice Film Festival. Her films deliver engaged messages, combining emotion and poetry.

Updated on 09/03/2021

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Patrick Deville

Patrick Deville is mainly known for being a writer. He notably wrote the novel Peste et Choléra (Plague and Cholera), 2012. He has also directed the Maison des écrivains étrangers et des traducteurs (the Foreign Writers and Translators House) in Saint-Nazaire (MEET) for 25 years. Join Patrick...

Published on 24/07/2020

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Charles Ayats

Charles Ayats is a director of virtual reality and augmented reality films, interactive designer and scriptwriter, and also coordinates the residency at the VR Arles Festival. He has made works such as SENS VR, Le Cri or 7 Lives directed by Jan Kounen, and that have won awards at major festivals. 

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Updated on 13/11/2020

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Remi Parcollet

As curator of the travelling exhibition Panorama. Le patrimoine photographique en dialogue avec la création contemporaine (Panorama. A dialogue between photographic heritage and contemporary creation), the photography historian Remi Parcollet wanted to compare very early images and current...

Published on 21/08/2020

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Franck Médioni

For the centenary of Charlie Parker’s birth, a biography of the musician by Franck Médioni, one of the leading French jazz specialists, will be published by Fayard in February. After writing about Miles Davis and John Coltrane, the journalist travelled to New York to trace the life of Charlie Parker...

Updated on 10/02/2020

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Costa Gavras

An icon of activist cinema and president of the Cinémathèque Française, director Costa-Gavras pushed the boundaries of French cinema and redefined the police thriller genre starting in the 1960s. In April 2019, to mark the 50th anniversary of Z, his cult-classic film, the Institut Français...

Updated on 30/09/2019

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