Tales, worlds and stories : Once upon a time

Research and creation encounters

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The 2022 archive

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 Simon Falguières, director:

- L'en-Droit du monde, with Samantha Besson, Professor, Collège de France and Professor of International Public Law and European Law, University of Fribourg
- Spectrality and Enchantment in Latin American Literature, with María del Pilar Blanco, Associate Professor of Latin American Literature, University of Oxford
- Narrativity of Exchanges between Adults and Babies: Between narrative and musicality of gestures, with Manuela Filippa, scientific collaborator, University of Geneva, professor of psychology of music, University and Conservatory of the Aosta Valley
- Last news of fear, with Patrick Boucheron, professor, history, Collège de France, holder of the chair "History of powers in Western Europe, xıııe-xvıe centuries

With the contributions of Catherine Courtet scientific director at the ANR, Thierry Damerval president and CEO of the ANR, Françoise Nyssen president of the Association de gestion du Festival d'Avignon, Antoine Petit president and CEO of the CNRS, Christophe Prochasson president of the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paul Rondin deputy director of the Festival d'Avignon, Agnès Troly director of the Festival d'Avignon program


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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