The international conference "Cultural Third Spaces: Towards New Means of Cooperation between Africa and France ?" will take place on May 17 at La Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseille.
It is organized by La Friche la Belle de Mai and by Campus AFD (Agence Française de Développement), in their ongoing commitment to supporting the cultural third spaces that create learning ecosystems to encourage sustainable transitions.
This conference is in line with the dynamic behind the Africa-France Summit and Saison Africa 2020. It aims to pool existing thought processes and dynamics related to cultural third spaces, and to pave the way for the formation of a network.
This conference will bring together the heads of cultural third spaces from several countries in Africa (Mali, Senegal, Rwanda, Morocco, Tunisia, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Ivory Coast) as well as France, and will include on-site visits and interactions with the cultural third spaces of Marseille, including the long-standing exemplar La Friche la Belle de Mai. Discussions and round tables will be enriched by the presence of thinkers and professionals from other fields :
- Achille Mbembe, philosopher
- Gabrielle Halpern, philosopher
- Noël Corbin, General delegate for transmission, territories and cultural democracy of the French Ministry of Culture
You can follow the event on site in Marseille at La Friche la Belle de Mai or online.