Friday, June 28th, 10:30am—4:30pm

Research day

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    Square Co

  • Une voie communautaire


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    Black print, 1,4 × 1 cm

  • Une voie communautaire: les écoles de la Villeneuve de Grenoble


As part of her research residency called “[co-]” and a project titled “Impressions libertaires” sponsored by the École universitaire de recherche ArTeC, Marie Preston will be hosting a workshop at CAC Brétigny later this month. The workshop is meant to continue her reflection on the links between co-creation, that is the making of art with others, and cooperative educational practices following the experience of several open schools (the École des Charmes de la Villeneuve in Grenoble, the École Jacques Prévert in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, and the École Vitruve in Paris). Following in the wake of the “Fabriques libertaires” workshop that was held at EHESS in collaboration with Béatrice Fraenkel and Catherine de Smet (February 2019), this weeklong workshop will run from 24 to 28 June 2019, and will bring together researchers and students who will work together to produce various publications using classroom printing tools.

The workshop will close on Friday, June 28th, with a daylong event that is open to one and all. It is meant to be an extension of the research initiated with the “Education” part of Co-Création, a publication edited by Marie Preston and Céline Poulin with the participation of Stéphanie Airaud. Marie Preston has invited Hugues Lenoir and Janna Graham to present their respective lines of research, linking popular education, libertarian approaches to pedagogy, and co-creation.

10:30 am: Welcome

11 am-12:30 pm: Hugues Lenoir, Pédagogie libertaire et pratiques culturelles

12:30 pm-2 pm: Lunch

2:30 pm-4 pm: Janna Graham, Possible Studies, or Techniques for Living Otherwise

4:30 pm: Closing

Hugues Lenoir was born in a working-class neighborhood of Paris. A libertarian activist who has remained faithful to his ideas, he has always tried to associate education with economic and social emancipation. His career path as a teacher and researcher in Educational Sciences at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, and the path he has traveled as an activist with the Fédération Anarchiste, reflect this commitment. Specialized in adult education, Hugues is the author of numerous works, including Ethique et formation (1998), Précis d’éducation libertaire (2011), Autogestion pédagogique et éducation populaire (2014), and Les anarchistes individualistes et l’éducation (2015). He is a member of the Conseil scientifique de l’évaluation (Council for Scientific Evaluation) of the Agence Nationale de Lutte contre l’Illettrisme (ANLCI, National Agency for Fighting Illiteracy). Hugues played a significant role in launching the Université populaire of Saint-Denis, where he headed the first cycle on Popular Education in March 2008.

Janna Graham is a writer, educator, and museum curator. For many years she has been involved in projects that touch on a number of areas, including community relations, teaching methods, art, and research in and outside the arts. She was Head of Public Programmes and Research at Nottingham Contemporary and served as a curator at the Serpentine Gallery of London, a period during which she launched and curated the Centre for Possible Studies, an artistic residency, a community research space, and a popular education program based in the Edgware Road neighborhood. A key figure in what has come to be called the “educational turn” in curating, Janna has developed many projects at the intersection of art and contemporary social urgencies, such as migration, gentrification, education, racism, and indigeneity. She has also served as the director of a program in which artists work in healthcare contexts, which culminated in the publication of Art + Care: A Future (2013). A member of the international politically engaged sound collective Ultra-red, Janna has worked as an artist, researcher, and educator in institutions like the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; the Whitechapel Gallery, London; the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; and the Plymouth Art Centre, Plymouth. She is currently teaching at Goldsmiths College in London.

This event has been organized in association with Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis.



  • [co-] Marie Preston (Residency)