Françoise Vergès is a scholar, activist and curator. She has been Chair of Global South(s) at the Collège d’études mondiales, Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris since 2014. In 2015, she developed L’Atelier, a collaborative project bringing together artists, activists and researchers. She has collaborated with various Parisian public and independent cultural spaces including Bétonsalon, Khiasma and La Colonie and organises thematic visits to the Louvre entitled “The Slave at the Louvre: an invisible humanity” and on Orientalism at Musée Delacroix. She has directed two movies on seminal Caribbean authors Aimé Césaire and Maryse Condé and has collaborated with filmmakers and artists Isaac Julien and Yinka Shonibare MBE. As an author, she has written books on Frantz Fanon, Aimé Césaire, postcolonial theory, creolisation, psychoanalysis, slavery and the economy of predation. In 2012 she contributed to the catalogue of the Paris Triennial led by Okwui Enwezor with an essay entitled 'Lives That Matter'.
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