“Approches de l’île”: Insularity and the Overseas [Territories]


[Many thanks to Philippe Triay for bringing this item to our attention.] “Approches de l’île”: l’insularité et les Outre-mer [“Approaches to the Island”: Insularity and the Overseas (Departments/Collectivities/ Territories)] is a series of readings, lectures, round tables and screenings at the Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Museum in Paris. The series of events—dedicated to the theme of island life in its geographical, cultural and political plurality—opened in mid-January and will continue through April 30, 2019.

The series “Approches de l’île” will welcome Mauritian writer Ananda Devi; Caledonian anthropologist Emmanuel Kasarhérou, chief curator of Heritage works and head of the scientific coordination of the collections at the Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Museum; and Haitian writers Rodney Saint-Éloi and Makenzy Orcel; as well as other researchers, historians, and scientists from varied disciplines.

“Where we will note that islands do not shy away, tucked inwards along continents and history. An island links itself to the one who knows how to see it, with patience, with respect. And this requirement is not the least significant of the arts.” (From the presentation “Approches de l’île.”)

[Image above: Illustration of the island of Maupiti and the village of Atipiti in Polynesia.]

Translated from the French by Ivette Romero. For the original, see https://la1ere.francetvinfo.fr/approches-ile-insularite-outre-mer-au-musee-du-quai-branly-676879.html?fbclid=IwAR0eg0I-_gYRDb0vOsQ86I9MSnQGm3J5_2xauQeK90rBP2nD94tWOUFmVxk

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