Tales, worlds and stories : fiction, fairyland and reality

Research and creation encounters

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With the Agence nationale de la recherche

9th edition of Research and creation encounters – TALES, WORLDS AND STORIES.

Rencontres Recherche et Création 2022 - Contes, mondes et récits © Cyril Terrien


Since 2014, Rencontres Recherche et Création has been experimenting with new modes of dialogue between artists, researchers, cultural actors and the public. By bringing together the thinking of the works and the most recent research work, these Encounters displace the boundaries of knowledge and open up new perspectives for thinking differently about our present.

Dedicated to the theme "Tales, worlds and narratives", this 9th edition will explore the narratives that nourish the imaginations of individuals and societies and make a common world possible. It will allow us to question the forms of fiction, how they tell the everyday or the fairy tale, feed on myths and constantly transform them, cross cultures and eras, and modify our sensibilities and actions.


In dialogue with Kirill Serebrennikov, director :

- The possible worlds of the fantastical or the multiplication of the point of view, with Massimo Fusillo, professor of comparative literature and literary theory, University of Aquila
- The lost garden of Africa, with Guillaume Blanc, lecturer in contemporary history, University of Rennes 2, junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France
- Altered states of consciousness or the fluid borders between wakefulness and sleep, with Thomas Andrillon, researcher at INSERM, Brain Institute
- The worlds of words: Emotions and powers, with São Luís Castro, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Porto


In partnership with Aix-Marseille Université, Artcena (Centre national des arts du cirque, de la rue et du théâtre), Avignon Université, BNF – Maison Jean Vilar, Centro Ciência Viva – Université de Coimbra, CNRS, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), European Cooperation in Sciences and Technology COST, l’Institut Covid-19 Ad memoriam, Institut d’études avancées de Paris, Institut Supérieur des Techniques du Spectacle (ISTS), IRCAM, Le Phénix scène nationale Valenciennes - pôle européen de création, L’Histoire, Maison française de New York  University, Maison Française d’Oxford, ministère de la Culture, ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation, le Département French Littérature, Thought and Culture de New York University, Philosophie Magazine, Secrétariat général pour l’Investissement, Sciences et Avenir - La Recherche,  Société des Gens de Lettres, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities – Torch, University of Oxford, Université libre de Bruxelles, Université Paris Nanterre

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