Lauranne Germond in L’Observatoire, La revue des politiques culturelles

Lauranne Germond in L’Observatoire, La revue des politiques culturelles

Read the article by Lauranne Germond, co-founder and director of COAL, in the latest issue of L’Observatoire, La revue des politiques culturelles, “What the arts tell us about the transformation of the world”.


At the same time builders of utopias, scouts, disruptors, activists… artists make us sensitive to the weak signals of our time. They offer us the necessary fictions to think about the future and invent critical forms to equip our reflection on the present. In this world in deep upheaval (technical, political, ecological and cultural), what do artists tell us? Through the imaginary worlds they create, how do they alert us and enlighten us about the world to come? What paths do they open up for thinking about it differently? And in what ways do they act on reality?

Lauranne Germond proposes elements of response, alongside Bruno Latour, Marielle Macé, Paul Ardenne, Estelle Zhong Mengual and many other thinkers and artists.

Publication coordinated by : Lisa Pignot and Jean-Pierre Saez

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About the Observatory of Cultural Policies

The Observatoire des politiques culturelles is a national organization that works on the articulation between artistic and cultural innovation, changes in society and public policies at the territorial level. Through the organization of studies, meetings, continuing education and the dissemination of information, the OPC plays a role of enlightenment for a wide circle of arts and culture professionals, experts and elected officials.


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