Luma Days 4 - 28-31.05.2020

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Luma Days #4 Online

This week discover a conversation with Julien Dossier, Author of Ecological Renaissance

In Transit: a Geography of Change

The 4th edition of Luma Days, forum of Art and Ideas will be convened through a series of exceptional events broadcast on Luma Lif{v}e, Luma’s new online media platform. Until the end of September 2020, you will discover a program of conferences, interviews and round tables, and some live broadcasts that will enrich and nourish the theme of Luma Days #4 « In Transit: A Geography of Change ».

The concept of transition is inherent in a time of change and renewal, leading to the transformation of how we deal with the environment, technology, economy, education, health… It calls for a global reconstruction of our systems. It is not limited to a state of mind about the world, but it allows for action to build a more resilient society.

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2020 Speakers

President of the P2P Foundation

A New World in Common

17 April 2020
Chiang Mai (TH)

Through a conversation with Michel Bauwens – Belgian activist who has been working for years in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property – we will develop five different themes related to the current Covid-19 crisis as the “the great revealer and the great accelerator”. He will share with us his analysis on this uncertain period, giving us tools for an Economy that should serve the Common Good, based on contributions to create shared resources. He addresses issues relating to scale, to governance, to mediation, and how to build a better balanced long-term equilibrium.

Michel Bauwens, Founder and President, the P2P Foundation

In conversation with:
Maria Finders, Curator, Luma Days
Jan Boelen, Artistic Director, Atelier Luma

Author of Ecological Renaissance

Crisis or Metamorphosis?

23 April 2020
Nantes (FR)

In a series of four video clips from an interview with Julien Dossier, a specialist in ecological transition strategies, we measure the impact of COVID-19. Anthropological changes, the regeneration of nature, the industrial reorganisation and the valorisation of the commons are at the heart of the processes to initiate the mutation towards the post-COVID society.

Julien Dossier, author of Ecological Renaissance. Twenty-Four Projects for Tomorrow’s World, and founder of Quattrolibri, a consulting firm specialised in ecological transition strategies.

In conversation with:
Maria Finders, Curator, Luma Days
Johanna Weggelaar, Algae Platform, Atelier Luma

Founder and CEO of Anima

A Crisis of the Imagination

30 April 2020
Paris (FR)

A six-part series of conversations with Alexandre Cadain, founder and CEO of Anima and AI activist, during the lockdown period of the Covid-19 crisis. We discussed a number of topics that are close to his body of work; creating real utopias by exploring positive artificial intelligence and imagination.

Alexandre Cadain, Founder and CEO, ANIMA

In conversation with:
Maja Hoffmann, Founder and President Luma Foundation, Luma Westbau, Luma Arles
Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Senior Curator, Luma Arles
Mustapha Bouhayati, CEO, Luma Arles
Maria Finders, Curator, Luma Days

More to come…



Luma Days is a yearly forum of art and ideas. It brings together all the activities that compose Luma Arles’ program and kicks off the summer season with a week of public events, conferences, professional workshops, displays, and art installations.

During Luma Days, the city of Arles becomes a center of gravity in the Mediterranean region, where local and international experts, scientists, artists, thinkers, and activists converge with the general public to share ideas and experiences around topical issues.

Each year, Luma Days considers a theme linked to the preoccupations of the foundation and that can make a social impact. In 2017, Luma Days #1 developed Scenarios for a City in a Bioregion. In 2018, Luma Days #2 exchanges were devoted to Hospitality, Searching for Common Ground. In 2019, the theme explored for the third edition refers to one of the major challenges of our time: TOGETHER, a declaration of interdependence.

Past speakers have included:

Etel Adnan, Sina Araghi, Armand Arnal, Michel Bauwens, Sevince Bayrak, Ali Benmakhlouf, Anita Berrizbeitia, Serge Binotto, Daniel Birnbaum, Jan Boelen, Dan Borelli, Mohamed Bourouissa, Nicolas Bourriaud, Alexandre Cadain, Ian Cheng, Maryse Condé, Bice Curiger, Béatrice Dalle, Anya Daly, Farrokh Derakhshani, Virginie Despentes, Elsa Dorlin, Tom Eccles, Olafur Eliasson, Tony Elieh, Roberto Flore, Teresa Galí-Izard, Émilie Gascon, Dominique Gonzalez Foerster, Jon Gray, Joseph Grima, Sandi Hilal, André Hoffmann, Maja Hoffmann, Hadeel Ibrahim, Uzodinma Iweala, Arthur Jafa, Jean Jalbert, Erling Kagge, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Rem Koolhaas, Katell Le Goulven, Pierre-Alexandre Mateos, Han Meyer, Baptiste Morizot, Evgeny Morozov, Mohsen Mostafavi, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Vassilis Oikonomopoulos, Jorge Pardo, Philippe Parreno, Yuri Pattison, Lisa Phillips, Bernard Picon, Paul B. Preciado, Rachel Rose, Christopher Roth, Youmna Saba, Anjalika Sagar, Eric Schlosser, Bruno Schnebelin, Marianna Simnett, Bas Smets, Bernard Stiegler, Charles Teyssou, Francesca Thyssen-Bornemisza, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Saskia van Stein, Renzo Wieder, Karen Wong, Estelle Zhong Mengual…

Previous editions

LUMA DAYS #3 – TOGETHER, a Declaration of Interdependence

Luma Days #3 – TOGETHER, a Declaration of Interdependence

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22 – 25 May 2019

The theme explored for this new edition refers to one of the major challenges of our time: TOGETHER, a declaration of interdependence

Why do we discuss interdependence today?
The concept of interdependence appeared in 1944 with the writings of the American philosopher and historian Will Durant, author of the first Declaration of Interdependence, a manifesto that claims the principles of equality and freedom as vectors of harmony. Over time, the notions of ethics, environment, ecology, have nourished the topic and its scope, as interdependence is not limited to the relations of human to human but of the human in the world, by taking into account the direct impact of the human imprint on the environment.
While collaborative structures have existed throughout time, the early 21st century brought a growing desire for interdependence, and the establishment of more concrete actions in this respect. In a « post-work » world, our way of living together and working together will be challenged. How can we balance the new interdependence between man and machine? How do we deal with governance, responsibly, and legislative and regulatory environment where these questions can be explored and resolved?
Luma Days #3 examines interdependence as a tool to forge new links between Arts and Culture, Environment and Human Rights, Education and Research.

As part of Luma Days #3, the exhibition A School of Schools: Design as Learning is the exceptional setting of the discussions and public events on the theme of interdependence.

Luma Days #3 Website
Luma Days #3 Review
LUMA DAYS #2 – HOSPITALITY: Searching for Common Ground

Luma Days #2 – HOSPITALITY: Searching for Common Ground

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14 – 19 May 2018

The theme of this second edition is Hospitality: Searching for Common Ground.
While hospitality is a fundamental value of any culture, linked to the timeless and universal ideal of profound affiliation, today it seems to have lost its true meaning, until recently adopting a contrary resonance.
Our project at the Parc des Ateliers, an interdisciplinary platform that produces and hosts artistic and cultural activities, was conceived as a site for hospitality. This theme is also inherent in the design of the site’s park and garden. Hospitality is an individual act and a collective action, that of course goes beyond the limits of the Parc des Atelier and affects every citizen in Arles and the Camargue region.
Throughout the week, several themes follow and nourish the exchanges around hospitality, such as climate change, design, territorial resilience, heritage, culture, foreign, identity… The Luma Nights host shows, performances and DJ sets and make way for enchantment and celebration.

Luma Days #2 Program
Luma Days #2 Review


Hospitality: Anticolonial Approach

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Hospitality: the Notion of Domination

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Hospitality: A Philosophic Perspective

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Hospitality in Perspective (FR)

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Hospitality: Migrant Crisis (FR)

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Hospitality: Openness to the Foreign (FR)

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LUMA DAYS #1 – Scenarios for a City in a Bioregion

Luma Days #1 – Scenarios for a City in a Bioregion

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14 – 19 May 2017

This first edition of Luma Days, entitled Scenarios for a City in a Bioregion, presents an annual event created and designed by Luma Arles.
Located at the intersection of art, design, technology, activism and ecology, Luma Days act as a mediator between local and global and draw credible and sustainable scenarios thanks to the implementation of creative and collaborative processes. During this event, the research and production work carried out by Atelier Luma is shared with the public, as this laboratory aims to place Arles on the map of platforms for reflection and innovation.

This first edition is created in collaboration with Ideas City and the New Museum in New York.
The stage is set to explore scenarios for the city of Arles and its rural context. Bringing together international and local experts and influencers, the weeklong workshops reflects on the possibilities and opportunities of five future city scenarios: 1/City of Culture & Agriculture; 2/ City as Campus: 3/ 21st Century Factory Town; 4/ UNESCO City 3.0, and 5/The Global Village.

Luma Days #1 Program
Luma Days #1 Review

Luma Days Journals

This summer in and around Arles

Parc des Atelier Summer Program
Luma Arles

IT’S URGENT! – curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist
DER LAUF DER DINGE — Fischli/Weiss

From 27 June to 27 September 2020
Fondation Van Gogh

Roberto Donetta (1865-1932)

From 27 June to 13 September 2020
Musée Réattu

From 15 February to 31 December 2020
Permanent collection
Musée Départemental Arles Antique

Opening on 30 May 2020
Chapelle du Méjan

From 1 July to 30 August 2020

Antoine Herscher
Géraldine Lay
Marc Nucera
Jean-Pierre Formica
Boris Vian
Of Soul and Joy

From 1 July to 30 August 2020
Exhibitions, performances and workshops
The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation

From 18 June to 3 September 2020

From 29 June to 20 September 2020
Palais de l’Archevêché

Killing Time
From 26 June to 26 July 2020

From 21 June to 5 September 2020
Anne Clergue Galerie

Jacques Léonard
From 27 June To 5 September 2020
Galerie Huit

From 26 June to 27 September 2020
Galerie Quatre

Ce que voient les oiseaux
From 20 June to 12 September 2020
Bazar et Cie

La Librairie du Palais
From 26 June to 25 July 2020

Le Palais
From 1 July to 31 August 2020
Debates, workshops and conferences
Agir pour le vivant

From 20 April to 20 July 2020
From 24 to 30 August 2020
Guided tours and nature visits in Alpilles, Plaine de la Crau, Camargue
MO.CO., Montpellier

MECARÕ. Amazonia in the Petitgas Collection
From 2 June to 20 September 2020

PERMAFROST: Forms of disaster
From 3 June to 30 August 2020
The European Nomadic Biennial
Manifesta 13, Marseille

From 28 August to 29 November 2020
MUCEM, Marseille

Alexandre Perigot
From 29 June to 17 August 2020
Collection Lambert, Avignon

À travers les yeux d’Yvon Lambert,
20 ans après…

From 2 June to 15 November 2020
Carré d’Art, Nîmes

A Look At The Other
From 19 June to 27 September 2020
Villa Noailles, Hyères

Paintings, architecture, design
From 11 July to 30 August 2020

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