Dans la peau d’une poupée noire at La Colonie with Nora Philippe
2019-2020 Fellow Nora Philippe's collective work Dans la peau d’une poupée noire will be the topic of discussion at La Colonie on Saturday January 18th.
“The exhibition Black Dolls at La maison rouge (2018) showed fabric masterpieces made by anonymous women and girls, presumably African-American, between 1840-1940; these dolls are both portraits of black communities and archives of strong attachments, while testifying to artistic talents and previously neglected resistance forces. Under the leadership of novelist and teacher Cloé Korman (Midi, Seuil, 2018), and Nora Philippe, curator of the exhibition and 2019-2020 Fellow at the Institute, students from the Collège Jean-Pierre Timbaud in Bobigny wrote their “imaginary biographies” of dolls: twenty stories that trace the lives of the Black Dolls, incorporating the violence of history, from slavery to segregation, solidarity and love stories, the dazzling resistance they witnessed. This work led to the publication of the collective work Dans la peau d’une poupée noire, by Geraldine Aresteanu.”
This event will bring together Yaye Diallo, Chayma Drira, Rayan Guella, Cloé Korman, Daniela Poutou, Oumaïmat Hamidou Saïd and 2019-2020 Fellow Nora Philippe, with Laura Nsafou, author of Comme un million de papillons noirs (Cambourakis, 2018) and Chayma Drira, doctoral student in political theory, and co-author of the book La Courneuve, Memoirs vives, 2011.
The event will take place from 3p.m. to 6p.m. on Saturday, January 18th at La Colonie, 128 Rue la Fayette, 75010 Paris.