Young Urban Designers and Architects (YUDAP) Programme

Laureates of the 2020 Young Urban Designers and Architects Programme (YUDAP) were briefed at the French Embassy by experts and alumni of the programme, which consists of a 6-month work placement in the best French architecture and urban design agencies in France. In the evening, the participitants were hosted by Ambassador of France to India, H.E. Mr Emmanuel Lenain at a reception in honor of Ms Brune Poirson, French Minister of State for Ecological and…

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Indo-French Malraux Seminar in New Delhi

IFI and the French Ministry of Culture organised the first Malraux Seminar in India last week. This Indo-French Forum on Culture in Urban Public Spaces allowed an exchange on case studies and best practices. Street Art India Foundation also took the delegates for a curated night walk around the Lodhi Art District. The walk led to a dance performance by Ali Salmi and Astad Deboo.

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Dr. Bertrand de Hartingh at ‘Smart Cities, Art Cities’

The Counsellor for Science, Education and Culture of the Embassy of France in India, and Country Director, The French Institute in India, Dr Bertrand de Hartingh, was among the eminent speakers at the Smart Cities, Art Cities symposium in Bengaluru, on 31 August, 2019. “There is still a long road ahead. But with the right governmental support, the involvement of the private sector and the driving force of the civil society, nothing is unreachable,” Dr.…

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Tamil Adaptation of Romeo & Juliet wins Special Prize at Théâtre de l’Union

The Théâtre de l’Union in Limoges, France gathered a jury of spectators from all over the country at its annual presentation held on June 27 – an event that celebrated and awarded the best theater productions of the season. Franco-Indian director Kouramane Valavane’s Tamil adaptation of Romeo & Juliet – ‘Chandala, L’Impur’, was the recipient of the Jury’s Special Prize.

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Malraux Seminar

The Malraux seminar on culture and its practice in urban spaces, is an Indo-French professional symposium on public policies and cultural practices, organised in collaboration with the French Ministry of Culture. The seminar will be the occasion to strengthen the Indo-French cultural cooperation and to promote the exchange of good practices and technical expertise. It will consist of thematic roundtables and case studies revolving around the three following themes: – Why encourage artistic interventions in…

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Professional Mobility and Residencies

Encouraging the mobility of professionals between France and India allows to develop exchanges that will transform into lasting collaborations between the two countries. The French Institute in India actively works along these lines through different mediums, such as: accompanying public and private actors in their better understanding of the mutual artistic contexts and proposing training programmes adapted to the needs and demands of artists and professionals Every creator has a space he belongs to, away…

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