Inalco in time for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

19 January 2024
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During the 2023-2024 academic year, Inalco is proposing a program of events and cultural initiatives, in connection with the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games (JOP). The program focuses on cross-disciplinary themes in which Inalco has academic and scientific expertise. The events are open to the Inalco public, sports stakeholders and the general public.
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OlympInalco-labeled events

September 16, 2023 at the Maison de la recherche
Journées européennes du patrimoine on the theme "Heritage and sport": chess workshop and K-pop performance - Event labeled "Cultural Olympiad" by Paris City Hall and Paris 2024

January 25, 2024 at 5:45pm at Université Paris Cité (site Odéon 12 rue de l'École de Médecine - 75006 Paris)
Table-ronde "Jeux de genre", Inequalities in the world of sport: Visibility, prevention, reparation and prize-giving ceremony for the third edition of the video competition launched among ASPC alliance students, linked to the theme of gender inequalities in sporting circles.

January 30, 2024 at 6:30pm in the auditorium of the Pôle des langues et civilisations
Conference "Les enjeux géopolitiques de la 33e olympiade Paris 2024" by Eric Monnin, French sports historian and sociologist, lecturer and Vice President for Olympism at the Université de Franche-Comté

February 15, 2024 at 6:30pm in the auditorium of the Pôle des langues et civilisations
Conference "L'accueil des Jeux olympiques à Paris: an economist's view" by Wladimir Andreff, professor emeritus at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, researcher at the Centre d'Économie de la Sorbonne

From February 12 to March 8, 2024 in the Gallery
Exhibition "The 1922 Women's World Games" - Event labeled "Olympiade culturelle "

On March 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Pôle des langues et civilisations auditorium
Projection-debate "Les Sorcières de l'Orient", documentary film by Julien Faraut followed by a discussion with the director and Ilan Nguyen, lecturer at Inalco and specialist in Japanese animated films.

March 18 at 6:30pm in the auditorium of the Pôle des langues et civilisations
Round table "Olympic Games and urban planning - Beijing, Seoul and Moscow" - Event labelled "Olympiade culturelle"

  • Françoise Ged, head of the China Observatory at the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine and lecturer at Inalco
  • Paul Wolkenstein, doctoral student at Inalco/CREE and HMONP architect
  • Alain Delissen, historian, director of studies at EHESS, member of the Center for Research on Korea (CRC)

Cultural action

Echoing the Paris 2024 Games, the events and cultural action department is offering Inalco students different offers and cultural initiatives around sport

Guided tour of the exhibition "Mode et sport, d'un podium à l'autre" at the Musée des arts décoratifs on November 24, 2023.

Tariff partnership on two plays with Théâtre 13:

  • "Du pain et des jeux", from April 23 to May 4, 2024. An artistic-sports show that follows the stages in the life of a sportsman or woman, from the point of view of an athlete, questioning the relationship to youth, sport, politics and money.
  • "Like me", from April 2 to 6, 2024, an immersive show in a swimming pool in the 13th arrondissement. Simon Volser, former world freediving champion, looks back on his glorious past through an autobiography that questions the need to exist in the eyes of the world.

Workshop - Olympic Games Podcast in collaboration with La Chance, in three sessions: introduction to the project (March 1), scriptwriting and recording of the credits (March 8), voice recording and restitution (March 15).

The Summer Culture Basket, available in April, will be themed around the Olympic Games and sport.

Student initiatives

The Dansons vers 2024 proposed by the Fédération française du sport universitaire (FFSU) aims to engage students in the Olympic and Paralympic dynamic through choreographic creations linked to these themes.

The "Anémone" choreography by students from the Inalco contemporary dance group was selected as one of the 7 favorites of the 2024 edition jury. Their previous choreography had been selected as one of the 16 finalists in the third edition of the competition.

Artistic argument

Friendship, rivalry, passion. Anemones, or windflowers in Greek, herald spring. In our film, they dance, blue, white and red, passing the torch back and forth. Sporting movements are transformed into a choreography carried by the wind. Between imagination and abstraction, we've created a film based entirely on student work.