Institute
for
Ideas
and
Imagination

A residential fellowship for creative artists and scholars

Bringing together faculty from across Columbia University with thinkers, poets, artists, and composers from around the world in Paris, the Institute for Ideas and Imagination welcomes fifteen Fellows each year to work on their own projects and engage in a year-long dialogue with each other.

The SNF Rendez-Vous de l'Institut series presents the Fellows work to the public at Reid Hall, home of the Institute in the heart of Montparnasse.

ABOUT

FELLOWS

FELLOWS
Éric Baudelaire
France
2023/2024
Jay Bernard
United Kingdom
2023/2024
Thomas Dodman
United Kingdom
2023/2024
Mohamed Elshahed
Egypt - Mexico
2023/2024
Fabiola Ferrero
Venezuela
2023/2024
Walter Frisch
United States
2023/2024
Ana María Gómez López
Colombia
2023/2024
Jesse James
United States
2023/2024
Paraskevi Martzavou
Greece
2023/2024
Yea Jung Park
South Korea
2023/2024
David Scott
Jamaica
2023/2024
Maboula Soumahoro
France
2023/2024
Maria Stepanova
Russia
2023/2024
Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Colombia
2023/2024
Hannah Weaver
United States
2023/2024

EVENTS

EVENTS
FEBRUARY 28, 2024
Translation Across Borders
Aliyeh Ataei and Salar Abdoh in conversation
FEBRUARY 29, 2024
Courtroom Persuasion à la grecque
Jesse James
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Rendez-Vous de l'Institut
MARCH 7, 2024
Kaleidoscopic Translation in the Medieval West
Hannah Weaver
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Rendez-Vous de l'Institut
MARCH 20, 2024
Digital Arabs
A Brief History of Digitally-Conceived Architecture in the Arab World During the 1990s
MARCH 26, 2024
Specters of Fanon
Adam Shatz discusses his book The Rebel’s Clinic, which offers a dramatic reconstruction of Frantz Fanon's extraordinary life, with Juan Gabriel Vásquez and David C. Scott.
APRIL 4, 2024
Africana is the Name: Scripting Maryse Condé’s “Segu”
Maboula Soumahoro
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Rendez-Vous de l'Institut
APRIL 9, 2024
Self-Portrait as Othello: An Evening with Jason Allen-Paisant
David Scott invites Jason Allen-Paisant, winner of the 2023 T. S. Eliot Prize, for a conversation on poetry.
APRIL 18, 2024
Isiaca: Approaching Ancient Religion
Paraskevi Martzavou
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Rendez-Vous de l'Institut
APRIL 22, 2024
Celebrating the Work of Ahmed El Maanouni
This event will be held in New York
APRIL 25, 2024
Stuart Hall and the Conjuncture of 1956
David Scott
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Rendez-Vous de l'Institut
MAY 16, 2024
Punctum [Aperture – Lumen]
Ana María Gómez López
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Rendez-Vous de l'Institut

NEWS

NEWS
CEOs: The Kings of Old
Katharina Pistor
Rebuilding West Germany
Lynnette Widder
Reflexions on Racism
Maboula Soumahoro
A Poem About Poems During Wartime
Natalka Bilotserkivets
Reconsidering Refugees
Dina Nayeri
Beyond Eurocentrism
Mohamed Elshahed

CAHIERS

CAHIERS
The Art of Walking: A Conversation with William Sharpe
Fiona Sze-Lorrain
FEBRUARY 26, 2024
Maryse Condé: the un-Conformist
A conversation between Maboula Soumahoro and Pierre Force
FEBRUARY 22, 2024
The Emperor’s Lost Daughter
A conversation between John Phan and PHAN Công Tâm
FEBRUARY 19, 2024
Irreparable Evil
A conversation between David Scott and Eric Schwartz
JANUARY 18, 2024
L for Longing
Ersi Sotiropoulos
DECEMBER 18, 2023
Les Parapluies du 14ème
Walter Frisch
SEPTEMBER 25, 2023
Reimagining the Digital Code
MAY 16, 2023
The Honey Window
Kate Daudy
MAY 12, 2023
A Man Contemplating his Life
MAY 11, 2023
Post-Civil War America and Anti-Asian Racism
MAY 5, 2023

PUBLIC HUMANITIES

The Institute supports projects that bring the ideas and insights of the humanities to life for the Greek public through the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Public Humanities Initiative —SNFPHI.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Displaced Artist Initiatives
Displaced Artist Initiatives
The 2024-2025 applications are now open.
Faculty Visitors
Faculty Visitors
The 2024-2025 applications are now open.
Courtroom Persuasion à la grecque
Courtroom Persuasion à la grecque
Jesse James
Kaleidoscopic Translation in the Medieval West
Kaleidoscopic Translation in the Medieval West
Hannah Weaver
Digital Arabs
Digital Arabs
A Brief History of Digitally-Conceived Architecture in the Arab World During the 1990s
Specters of Fanon
Specters of Fanon
Adam Shatz discusses his latest book, The Rebel’s Clinic: The Revolutionary Lives of Franz Fanon, in a conversation with David Scott and Juan Gabriel Vásquez.
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