Archive for the ‘ Culture ’ Category

How to destroy the Jews

First MOOC on The Holocaust of European Jews by two History professors of UC Santa Cruz (Jewish studies).

Slow Attitude

The Swiss have the reputation for being very slow : «chi va piano, va sano e va lontano».
Slow food, slow dance, slow stories, slow change : slow attitude.

Hirschhorn in the Bronx

Swiss contemporary artist Thomas Hirschhorn is building a temporary public monument in the Bronx dedicated to the memory of Italian marxist philosopher Antonio Gramsci, who developed the concept of cultural hegemony.

Groupe µ

Groupe de recherche belge en sémiotique visuelle : le Groupe µ.

Erich Auerbach’s «Mimesis»

Un monument d’introduction à la culture littéraire européenne, écrit par Erich Auerbach
à Istanbul quand il a dû fuir l’Allemagne nazie.

Inventer de nouveaux mots

Enrichir la langue française; désigner les nouveaux concepts et les nouvelles pratiques par des termes appropriés, les recommandations de l’Académie Française.

Situationnisme

Exposition sur Guy Debord à la BNF ; Debord’s Kriegspiel inspired by Clausewitz exists as a computer game.

Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers

An experimental space for artistic research (a kind of Kitchen?) in the North of Paris.

Swiss mythology

Nains de jardin, Gamins, Nabots… These mythical figures represent the hard-working Swiss,
in the popular imagination.

Politics in Art Forms

An international and interdisciplinary 2-day conference involving scholars from USC, UCLA and Paris VIII.