Photos Credits: Olivier Metzger (above) Arnaud Delrue (below)

February 22, 2019


Caroline Nguyen et Édouard Louis
Reid Hall | 4, rue de Chevreuse 75006 Paris
Free and open to the public

Tout sur nos mères

Saigon (Vietnam) Hallencourt (Picardie) – une approche croisée avec Caroline Nguyen et Édouard Louis

Le deuxième évènement du Kembara Festival, la metteure en scène Caroline Nguyen et l’écrivain Édouard Louis en conversation sur l’identité culturelle.

This event will be IN FRENCH and is first-come, first-seated.

KEMBARA: n. Malay; to adventure; to journey; to wander

Adventures in the Artistic Landscape of Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is a vast region of rich and complex cultures produced by centuries of migration. Home to nearly ten percent of the world’s population, the countries of Southeast Asia represent all of the world’s major religions, often evolved in ways specific to the region. Here, hybrid identities are the norm, as hundreds of different ethnic and linguistic groups intermingle and their histories overlap.

To capture the spirit of this fascinating and complex region, the Columbia Institute of Ideas and Imagination is proud to present KEMBARA, a series of events that brings together artists and thinkers from across Southeast Asia—people at the forefront of artistic, cultural and political change—and matches them with counterparts from France and beyond in combinations that will challenge and delight audiences.


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