Benoît Labourdette’s lecture on the benefits of cultural initiatives with pocket cameras. In May 2012, the Institut français proposed 3 days of training to its audiovisual associates and film correspondents around the world, on the subject of the (...)
What methodology should be adopted to build cultural projects that have the capacity to tame uncertainty and thus become more deeply rooted in their objectives? Methodological proposal, based on the thesis of Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the (...)
Territory, digital, culture, participation, participation, creativity... keys to understanding and methodologies for relevant and innovative projects. The Observatory of Cultural Policies in collaboration with l’office organized from 30 January (...)
(text written in 2006, before the advent of social networks and cultural proposals such as the Arte website for example) New Internet Issues The Internet is no longer a showcase, the Internet has become a (real) space of sociality. There are (...)
Vocational training for leaders, teachers and managers of social and cultural structures. Video as a Tool for Citizenship. The association Vatos Locos Video, directed by Ludovic Piette, has been involved in cultural activities around the cinema (...)
Animation by Benoît Labourdette of a day of sharing digital mediation tools for cultural and digital mediators in the city of Nantes. September 17, 2019. Intentions and Means In order to transmit digital mediation tools that can be effective, it (...)
A method for the sustainability of projects.
Based on the way the human body balances itself, for a sustainable approach to project management. Observation of nature is often very good advice for engineering projects (architecture, aviation, textiles, IT, neural networks for example...). (...)
Collective film (5’19s, 2018).
A group of objects is preparing for his departure for summer camp.
Post-confinement cultural action project.
Itinerant projections on city walls, in the neighbourhood around a cinema, to experience again the happiness of shared projection, without any fear of health, thanks to the outside and the easy respect of social distancing. The film is also an (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette and Cécile Nhoybouakong (1’17s, silent, 2017, pseudonym: C. B.)
A simple change of arrangement of letters can upset everything.
Interview of Benoît Labourdette by Jean-Yves de Lépinay (11’37s, 2020).
Sharing examples of audiovisual creation workshops conducted in the spirit of cultural rights: moving from “participation” to “interaction.” This trust we choose to put in others is a risk we take, it changes us. We take the risk of being able to (...)
Essay, by Emmanuel Vergès
In the construction of cultural proposals, focus attention on the lived and shared experience. Short essay on the philosophy of action and the function of art. Benoît Labourdette’s work, between By my window and street projections, makes me think (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (1’02s, silent, 2017, pseudonym : Zorro).
The processes that lead to racism.
How to set in motion an approach open to cultural rights, that is to say, to put more democracy in the projects and the relationship with the public? A good way to start is to analyze your project according to the 8 cultural rights proposed by (...)
Collective film (6’15s, 2020)
Like a little story of writing and looking, from paper to screens.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (5’11s, 2014).
The myth of scientific progress. According to Albert Bayet.
A film by Benoît Labourdette (0’30s, muet, 2020).
Who really are the dominant bourgeois?
Sharing my interest in an inspiring personality.
The notion of “cultural rights” is increasingly present in the debates within the cultural sector. They are seen by many as being at the heart of the issues and processes of change in the field of culture. But they are controversial, their very (...)
A film by Benoît Labourdette (1 ’, mute, 2017, pseudonym: Bernard L.).
Words have meaning.
Collective film (4’38s, 2019).
When objects also decide to tackle their problems with digital technology.
Interview with Benoît Labourdette (4’39s, 2020).
Video presentation of Benoît Labourdette’s approach to the democratic dimension of cultural action.
Definitions of the cultural institution and the cultural milieu (text written in 2006). Here is my vision, personal and subjective, on which I base my assumptions: ’Cultural institution’ means any organization, association, small or large (...)
Roundtable / lectures on the issues of creation in the digital age. Rouen, 2 December 2014. I participated in the roundtable / lectures as an artist and cultural player. It is obvious, digital upset the issues of artistic creation, whether from (...)
The Ministry of Culture and Communication (France) launched in November 2012 a “National Consultation on Arts Education” to “enable all young people, in all territories, access to art and culture, from early childhood to university.” I was one of (...)
The “cultural rights”, which derive from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, are a concept developed and defended by researchers, sociologists, philosophers, political leaders and actors of the cultural world. Present in a certain number of (...)
What is culture for? What is cinema? Are we going to return to cultural places? Should we rethink cultural proposals to adapt them? But to adapt them to what and how? These are fundamental questions that are posed today to the actors of the (...)