Haiti - Culture : Haitian Cultural Weeks in Europe (Program)
It should be noted that the European Program for Culture is being implemented by the Voluntary Service for the Development of Haiti (VDH) in partnership with the AfricAmericA Foundation and the Italian NGO COOPI. It is 90% financed by the European Union over 30 months from 2015 to 2017 and aims to contribute, through culture, to the economic and social development of Haiti by strengthening the operational capacities of cultural organizations and cultural professionals, through the creation of a support fund for creation-production-dissemination, training (academic and technical) and the development of international markets.
In each of the three selected European cities, an artisan exhibition, accompanied by a trilingual catalog, will be presented featuring traditional products as well as pieces created by Haitian artisans. Haitian artists and craftsmen will travel to meet the European public and professionals, such as the sculptor Eddy Jean Remy who will be present in Milan, accompanied by Guesly Michel, a certified student in management training for cultural organizations at the Henry Christophe Campus of the Haitian State University in Limonade. For his part, Jean Jean Roosevelt will join Dan Junior in Rennes.
Program for the first two cultural weeks :
Cultural Week in Milan
5 to 9 April 2017: Exhibition of Haitian craft "Culture à Porter" by the designer Arturo Vittori
Exhibition of photographs and video by Andrea Ruffini
Cut iron market
6 April 2017: Opening cocktail with Claudio Ceravolo, President of COOPI, Pierfrancesco Majorino, Councilor of the City of Milan, Emmanuel Charles, Minister Counselor for Haiti, Marco Umberto Pasini, Honorary Consul of Haiti , Morena Zucchelli, head of COOPI in Haiti, Eddy Jean Remy, Haitian artist, and Arturo Vittori, architect and designer
Follow-up of the presentation of the workshop "Culture à Porter"
April 7, 2017: Demonstration of iron cut by Eddy Jean Remy
8 April 2017: Meeting with Chiara Alluisini, General Secretary of the Marcegaglia Foundation and photographer Federica Bottoli
Followed by culinary demonstration with Theodor Thérèse, Haitian chef
Note: All activities are held in Stecca 3.0, Via g. De castillia, 26, to Milan (MM Isola / Gioia)
Cultural week in Rennes :
From 11 to 15 April 2017: Exhibition of Haitian handicrafts
Exhibition of photographs and videos of Andrea Ruffini
Espace Aimé Césaire (15 strret des frères Moine, Rennes)
April 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm: Lecture by Mathilde Périvier, PhD Student in Social Anthropology and Ethnology (EHESS) on "Walking bands : Institutions in the Haitian musical universe"
Amphitheater of the Maison internationale of Rennes (7, quai Chateaubriand, Rennes)
April 14, 2017 at 11:00 p.m.
Concert with Jean Jean Roosevelt and Dan Junior
Nightclub Le Mango (25 street of Noyer, Rennes)
The Collective of "Organisations de Solidarité Internationale Issues des Migrations" (COSIM) of Rennes, will finalize the programming by activities of their choice: fashion show or even culinary demonstration.