Collaborative action-research project led by Benoît Labourdette production in 2018 and 2019, to develop the synergy between teenage cinema attendance and cultural action.
- Official project website: www.educationauximages.fr.
- Project presentation folder.
- The first public information meeting of this project took place on 14 February 2018 at the Forum des images in Paris.
In recent decades, our relationship with images has evolved considerably. In addition to their current omnipresence, it is our relationship to their creation and dissemination that has changed. The advent of digital technology allows us to be both a producer and a broadcaster of images. Young people play a central role in these contemporary practices: they film, publish and share images. Faced with this observation, it seems necessary for educational actions in the field of images and cultural policies to reinvent themselves in order to take these new realities into account.
In connection with this development of digital uses, the missions of traditional broadcasting venues are also evolving. As the possibilities of access to film works multiply within domestic spaces, the functions of cinemas are expanding and diversifying. Although their primary vocation lies in the distribution of films in order to allow the audience to meet the work, the cinemas also develop a reflection based on their anchoring within a territory: a place of socialization, cross-fertilization, exhibition, creation, and so on.
The project “Images Education 2.1” wishes to accompany this reflection on the new practices of education in images in transversality with the actors of the diffusion and in real inscription within the physical and digital territories. Combining research and action, it will be at the intersection of theoretical reflections and field experiments. The aim is to produce useful methodological resources for professionals, on the future platform www.educationauximages.fr, as well as the publication of a book at the end of 2019.