Traditionally, a council is a group of people who gather to take decisions for both themselves and for those they represent. Councils operate across cultures and at many levels of society including families, schools, trade unions, corporations, governments, and religious communities. Our Council assembles people and knowledge from the arts, sciences and civil society in order to foster new understandings of societal issues. It does this in a variety of ways.

Most of our work to date has involved developing long-term ‘inquiries’ that address political, social and environmental issues. Within these inquiries, we curate exhibitions and public programmes, and commission new works and texts by artists, researchers and activists. Alongside these activities, we established a fellowship programme for artists and cultural producers who instigate social change through long-term initiatives.

Founded as a not-for-profit organisation in 2013, Council is based in Paris, but the team and our partners are international. We are currently developing projects in Bangladesh, Belgium, Colombia, Greece, France, Norway, Russia and the United States.

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L'expérience sourde et la transformation de l'écoute

Productions

WITHIN / L'Oreille infinie

Dialogues et exercices pour rétrécir et étendre l’humain.

Productions

Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No. 18 : Devenir terriens

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Le savoir sourd et La transformation de l'écoute

Enquêtes
TACET
  • – avec:
  • Bassem Abdel Ghaffar, Tarek Atoui, Hansel Bauman, Bless, Wendy Jacob, Jeffrey Mansfield, Noé Soulier, Inigo Wilkins
  • *
  • atelier, essai en ligne, exposition
(Since 2013 — Sharjah, New York, Washington, Bergen)

L'institutionalisation des sexualités et des corps.

Productions
Deseos / رغبات
  • – avec:
  • Carlos Motta
  • Maya Mikdashi
  • *
  • vidéo
  • initiée lors de l'enquête
  • "The Manufacturing of Rights"
(2015 — Beirut, Suesca, Bogotá)

Mesurer l'anthropocene

Enquêtes
Devenir terriens
  • – avec:
  • Alexander Klose, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Laurens Otto
  • *
  • événement public, essai en ligne
(2015/2017 — Paris, Dhaka)

Mettre en scène les contradictions des lois « contre nature »

Enquêtes
Le procès contra naturam
  • – avec:
  • Marwa Arsanios, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Youmna Makhlouf, Maya Mikdashi, Carlos Motta, Karim Nammour,
  • *
  • événement public, essai en ligne
(2014/2016 — Beirut)

Council réunit un laboratoire de recherches artistiques (les enquêtes), un programme de production d’oeuvres et une bourse. Ces activité construisent un réseau de personnes et d’institutions lié aux arts, aux sciences et à l’engagement social. Située à Paris et sur Internet, Council est accueillie en 2015 à Beyrouth, Bergen, New York et Dhaka.

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