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Franco-German Cultural Fund, a close-up of the last two projects in 2016

The Franco-German Cultural Fund has led to the support of 41 projects in 2016. The last 2 projects of the year will take place in December in Zimbabwe (master class on comics/animated films) and in India (lectures in philosophy).
Projects supported by the FCFA in 2016 – jointly set up by French and German diplomatic networks, in close collaboration with their local partners – have answered to theme-based topics for which calls for projects have been launched:
  • One chapter on Franco-German Policy: ‘‘Freedom of expression’’, particularly covered by the Institut français of South Africa and Goethe-Institut of Johannesburg in their Comic reporting for freedom of expression project
  • One chapter on the Latest News: ‘‘Values in Sports, in line with the Euro 2016’’, covered by the Alliance française and Goethe-Institut of Glasgow in its Goal ! Tor ! But ! project.
  • In tune with the latest news, a host of projects linked to migrations have also been handled, with Migrants and Refugees, perspectives in France, Germany and Kenya, set up by the Alliance française and Goethe-Institut of Nairobi in partnership with the French Embassy, UNHCR and UNESCO.

Master classes on comic arts and animated films in Zimbabwe

The Alliance française of Harare, Goethe-Institut of Zimbabwe and the Comexposed association from Zimbabwe, are offering, from November 28 to December 9, workshops on comic arts and animated films for 15 young professionals and graphic and digital art students selected following a call or applications.
The workshops will be led by contemporary German visual artist and illustrator, Olav Westphalen, and Pierre Razetto, Director of the Paris studio, Kawanimation.
At the end of the training sessions, comics trips, animated film sequences and 3D statuettes will be shown to the public. A documentary will also be put on line on completion of the training sessions.
Photo : portrait d'Olav Westphalen, DR

Two Grand Evenings dedicated to Philosophy, in India

For the first contemporary art biennale in India, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Institut français in India and Goethe-Institut are offering two grand evenings dedicated to philosophy, on December 27 and 28.
French, German and Indian philosophers will investigate the concept of ‘‘Good Government’’. Encounters will be open to the public; where students, artists and Biennale visitors will be invited to take part in the thought given to the roles and responsibilities to be envisaged for everyone with respect to setting up ‘‘good government”, including the risks involved in technological disruption, educational stakes, challenges in terms of representation, the latest international news trends, the roles of artists and the function of art, etc.
List of speakers: 
Divya Dwivedi, philosopher
Shaj Mohan, philosopher
Vijay Thanka, Philosophy teacher
Bernard Stiegler, philosopher, docteur de l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Michael de Saint-Cheron, philosopher
Katja Freistein, Research Director of "The (Im) possibility of cooperation" at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg‐Essen
Photo : portrait de Bernard Stiegler, DR
More info on the Franco-German Cultural fund