After a successful first event on May 9th, Technopol is back with a second one, just as interesting. It will happen online, around virtual round tables.
The event “Danser Demain” (Dance Tomorrow) is back on Wednesday June 24th, from 8 PM to 11 PM. Technopol took this initiative with the aim of bringing a reflection different topics. Indeed, the aim is to “rethink our way of seeing, creating and animating the nightlife and cultural life in France”. This is why artists, thinkers, organizers and media will meet around a virtual table to discuss.
1. Imaginations and politics of the norm: docility or subversion?
With the health crisis we’re still going through, lots of restraints and norms have been set up ; hence the need to adapt to it. They will therefore try to see how standards and standardization are the major pitfalls for these places of experimentation that are the scenes of electronic cultures. Plus, they’ll imagine tactics for hacking, bypassing, short-circuiting or even playing with these constraints.
2. The party that lasts: the case of committed festivals
The previous edition of “Danser Demain” explored the different consonances at work in a more sustainable festival from artists or cultural actors’ point of view of. Thus, they have updated the key points of an ecology of electronic music practices with, first of all, the need for all stakeholders (artists, managers, booking agencies, touring companies, but also the public) to take responsibility for the search for a real positive impact on the environment. This second round-table will push the reflection in this direction: which concrete models of sustainable festivals, tactics and levers, focusing on festivals.
3. Decolonizing the dancefloor: racialized trajectories in electronic cultures
Finally, this panel will be about the exclusion of several groups of people. Indeed, the recent period conducted some minorities (social, sexual…) to be excluded from access to speech and freedom to express themselves. This is why party has an important role in their inclusion. Thus, the following questions will be discussed:
What are the modalities of access for racialized people, whether artists or audiences, to the different environments of electronic cultures? In spite of its values of inclusion, openness and benevolence, what is the situation these people within it? On the contrary, what awareness and deconstruction of white people’s privilege in this ecosystem? And what good practices can be used to put plural, moving and welcoming communities at the heart of celebrations?
The discussions promise to be very enriching! Don’t miss this event, on June 24th, from 8 PM to 11 PM. You can attend it via Technopol Facebook page. Meanwhile, you can re-watch the first edition, on Facebook or YouTube.