MASTER FINE ARTS SYMPOSIUM, 25.03.2024, Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne

Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne

On March 25, 2024, the Master Fine Arts presents the symposium Gestures, practices, and strategies of resistance - S.W.A.N.A.

Exploring diverse gestures, practices, and strategies of resistance through the vast landscape of S.W.A.N.A. (Southwest of Asia, north of Africa), this Symposium resonates with the urgent need for action spurred by contemporary conflicts worldwide, which reverberates within our cultural communities. We aim to explore emancipatory practices in the arts, shaping this extended region more than half a century after the postcolonial theories by figures such as Franz Fanon or Edward Said. The seminar will delve into the region's rich junction of artistic and cultural practices, investigating their emerging possibilities, ranging from activism to contemporary art.   

MONDAY 25 marCH 

Welcome coffee

10.00 - 12.00
‘Ijeranka’ (les écorchures de la Terre) - Maïa Hawad  
Improvised Lives - Valentin Noujaïm  
My Resident Evil to Nan Goldin - Shabahang Tayyari

Break & bowl of soup offered

13.30 - 17.30
Thinking S.W.A.N.A., Conflicting Ideas of a Geopolitical Space - Mohamed Amer Meziane, Sultan Doughan, Stéphanie Saadé & Anissa Touati  
Beast Type Song, screening and conversation - Sofia Al-Maria & Mohamed Al Musibli

Sophia Al-Maria · Mohamed Almusibli · Mohamed Amer Meziane · Sultan Doughan · Maïa Hawad · Valentin Noujaïm · Stéphanie Saadé · Shabahang Tayyari · Anissa Touati

This event will be held in English.

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March 25, 2024
9.30am - 5.30pm

Free entry


Théâtre de Vidy
Salle 17 Le Pavillon
Av. Emile-Henri-Jaques-Dalcroze 5
1007 Lausanne