Tales, worlds and stories : telling today

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 relate everyday life or fairy tales, feed on myths and constantly transform them, cross cultures and eras, and modify our sensibilities and actions.

This event is placed under the patronage of the European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, responsible for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, the General Secretariat for Investment (France 2030), the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, and the Ministry of Culture.


In dialogue with Olivier Py, director:

- Fictions of the everyday, with Alison James, professor of French literature of the 20th and 20th centuries, University of Chicago
- Harlequin Eaters or the art of accommodating leftovers: Fragments, collages, imaginaries, with Janet Beizer, professor of French literature at Harvard University
- Economic wonders, with Arnaud Orain, professor of economic history, member of the Institute of European Studies, University of Paris 8- Work "without qualities"? with Antonio Casilli, Professor of Sociology, Telecom Paris (Institut polytechnique de Paris)
- How to rationalise capitalists? Confronting our narratives with their tales, with Mary O'Sullivan, professor of economic history, University of Geneva
- Metacognition and cognitive resistance, pillars of our ability to think for ourselves, with Grégoire Borst, professor of developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience of education, Université Paris Cité


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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