With so much happening around the world – from COVID-19 to the US elections – we thought we would give you some entertaining distraction, at least for while. Enjoy! – HiP Paris
Paris is currently in lockdown, which means many of the events that were planned this month are canceled. But with the lockdown comes silver linings: more and more content is available online to keep us occupied at home. And even if you aren’t in Paris, you can participate in these events too! So here is a selection of what of to do in Paris (online) in November.
Yoga en ligne
Paris event management company Fever offers a variety of at-home experiences. These online yoga classes are organized by NU-Paris and yoga teacher Océane Lemaitre. The program takes place from Monday-Saturday all month long, from the roof of the Parc des Expositions de Versailles. And it’s suitable for all levels!
MOOC Une brève histoire de la photographie – Nov 5
Organized by Fondation Orange and RMN-Grand Palais in partnership with Fisheye Magazine, this MOOC is for anyone interested in photography. The series examines its history, techniques, and big names. Over six sequences, you will learn the technical and historical aspects of photography, from the evolution of photographic processes to photography’s influence on society. The course also discusses the major movements, as well as the artists and clichés that have marked its history.
Mahler’s Résurrection – Orchestre de Paris – Klaus Mäkelä – Nov 19
The Philharmonie de Paris will be live screening the performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, subtitled “Résurrection.” It’s described as a “vast existential and metaphysical poem,” questioning the finite nature of life, and the hope of a second one.
Les corps en révolte – Il était des voix #1 – Nov 6/Le corps statistique – Et bien, dansez maintenant – Nov 26
La Gaîté Lyrique and the Paris Podcast Festival present Il était des voix, a monthly event exploring how to improve diversity in the podcast world. Et bien, dansez maintenant is a series of lectures and transdisciplinary performances, designed in collaboration with artists Julien Prévieux and Jeff Guess. It traces the first experiments in optimizing the human body for efficiency, through to current developments such as artificial intelligence.
Please note that these discussions are in French.
Femmes en Mouvement en Amérique Latine, dans la Caraïbe et en Europe – Nov 6, 13, 27
This series of webinars has been organized by the Institut des Amériques in partnership with the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the French Development Agency, and the Europe-Latin America Foundation. The three webinars will analyze how women are political and economic engines in Latin America and the Caribbean. Each webinar is managed by one of the following French universities: CY Cergy Paris Université, Université Paris Nanterre, and Université de Rouen Normandie. This event is part of Latin America and the Caribbean Week 2020.
Please note that these webinars are in French.
Masterclass: Feminism in Spain – Nov 8/Masterclass: What is toxic masculinity? – Nov 15
These online masterclasses are brought to us by Feminists in the City. Feminism in Spain is an invitation to get a deeper understanding of Spanish feminist history with guest speaker Lara Alcázar. Lara is an art historian specializing in feminist art and music from the 70s and 90s, an activist, and founder of FEMEN Spain.
What is toxic masculinity? will look at toxic masculinity’s effects on all genders in contemporary society. How is it affected by intersectional feminism? Why is it something we should all be concerned with fighting? And how do we deal with toxic masculinity in a healthy, empathetic, and feminist way?
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