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City of Arts. Photo: © Nelson KON.
City of Arts. Photo: © Nelson KON.

Alliance Française and the Consulate of France in Rio de Janeiro offer free French cultural programming during the 27th World Congress of Architects (UIA)

Alliance Française and the Consulate of France in Rio de Janeiro, with the support of the Institut Français, they offer French cultural programming during the 27th World Congress of Architects promoted by the UIA – International Union of Architects – From 18 to 22 of July 2021

are highlights: two virtual exhibitions with original projects of French architecture, urban planning, landscaped and contemporary; sample of 13 French short films – “Espèces d’espaces” (Space species) – online and free via the SESC Digital platform, on the theme of architecture and urbanism; the series “Baroque in Rio” with 3 documentaries set in exceptional Brazilian Baroque buildings and European accompanied by the repertoires of great composers; and Canal AFluência's podcast series with 5 Rio de Janeiro episodes and 5 French, where the listener will be surprised by unusual facts and curious stories about Rio and French architecture.

A Alliance Française of Rio de Janeiro and the Cooperation and Cultural Action Service of the Consulate of France in Rio de Janeiro with the support of the Institut Français, they are pleased to present to the Brazilian public a quality French program within the scope of UIA 2021 – 27º World Congress of Architects, sponsored by International Union of Architects (UIA), since 1948 and that takes place for the first time in Brazil.

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On 19 July will be open to the public on the platform of the World Congress of Architects, two virtual exhibitions that value contemporary French architectural production, whether in the urban or landscape scope.

One is the exhibition WONDERFUL – Albums of Young Architects and Landscapers, with 25 projects of young Architects and Landscapers and the other is the AFEX – French Architects for Export, with the selection of outstanding projects from the last ten years, awarded and developed around the world.

For lovers of the 7th art, from day 21 July, will also be available to “Short Show in French“, organized by the Alliance Française Brazil in partnership with the SESC São Paulo and with the support of French Embassy in Brazil. The show will display 12 French short films focusing on urbanism and territorial development themes.

Between the days 19 and 23 July, the Podcast Channel A Fluency of the Alliance Française presents brings 2 new podcasts that cover reports on heritage details, architectural features of Rio de Janeiro and France. One episode each day, for the listener to be surprised by unusual facts and curious stories about the neighborhoods of Rio.

Check out the schedule details!

IN THE VISUAL ARTS – Two virtual exhibitions

Launch: 19/07/2021

The exhibition WONDERFUL – Albums of Young Architects and Landscapers, features 25 projects and life trajectories of architects and landscapers awarded within the AJAP competition organized by the French Ministry of Culture. The Young Architects and Landscape Artists' Albums give rise to an exhibition every two years, since 1980, with the support of City of Architecture and Heritage. These shows represent the ideal context to boost artists with less than 35 years, both in France and abroad. The idea is to foster innovation with a scenario that values ​​the uniqueness of each project, as well as its influences and processes.

To visit the exhibition, go to: expoajap.rioaliancafrancesa.com.br

A AFEX – French Architects for Export presents the exhibition "Architect – City" with different winning and highlighted projects of the last ten years in connection with the events produced by AFEX.

AFEX, French Architects for Export, is a French association with more than 200 members, including 120 architecture offices, just like engineers, urban planners, landscapers, interior designers, project and industrial managers, adding more than 5000 professionals.

As part of your missions, to AFEX organize the AFEX Grand Prix of french architecture in the world, since 2010. This Grand Prix and associated events aim to publicize and promote, in France and worldwide, the quality of French architectural production abroad.

To visit the exhibition, go to: expoafex.rioaliancafrancesa.com.br

One of the highlighted projects of this exhibition is the project of “Cities of the Arts” (RJ), by the French architect and urban planner Christian de Portzamparc. Its architecture responds to the beautiful curves of the mountains and the sea line. Barra da Tijuca entrance door, the City of Arts is seen as a great house, a balcony over the city, homage to an archetype of Brazilian architecture. Christian de Portzamparc, graduou-se na National School of Fine Arts in Paris, in 1970 and has since been noted for his bold designs and artistic flair; their projects reflect a sensitivity to their environments and the city is a basic principle of their work.

CINEMA – “SHORT IN FRENCH” SHOW

Launch: 21 July to 21 August 2021
Display of 13 short films with Portuguese subtitles

Free access via the SESC Digital platform:

sesc.digital/colecao/curta-em-frances

The programation short in french – Species of spaces (Space species), organized by the Alliance Française Brazil in partnership with SESC São Paulo and with the support of the French Embassy in Brazil, the Institut Français and Wallonie-Bruxelles International and is back with a special online edition free of charge via the Sesc Digital platform, with 13 short films on the subject of architecture, urbanism and territorial development in different directions.

In synergy with the themes discussed during the UIA 2021 and with the objective of provoking the exchange of ideas and experiences and encouraging debates, the show features a selection of short films that deal with the themes in different ways., either through a more contemporary or more historical approach., providing examples of land use planning in the urban and even social environment.

The title of the series “Space species” (in Portuguese, “Space species”), is a reference to the work of Georges Perec. The author Georges Perec, just like this short film schedule, decided to focus on the poetics of the spaces that surround us. Architecture and urbanism allow us to reconsider the places we live and the link between personal trajectory, intimate and spaces. Movies, tell the city with a documentary look, history, romantic, political or even alternative.

Has contemporary short films, as for example, Gagarin (2015), adapted in full-length for cinema this year and the The smallest apartment in Paris (2014), with increasingly prominent actors in France. Here the public will be able to watch films by more classic directors, such as The school of postmen (1947), by the famous director Jacques Tati or Love exists (1961), by Maurice Pialat. To deal with equity, the movie Private correspondence in a public place from Jeanne Labrune (1988) brings together architectural heritage and love story to perfection. for this program, there are also two films by Sami Lorentz and Audrey Espinasse, beautiful testimonies from the Parisian suburbs. They will travel from Paris to Aix-en-Provence, with director Pierre Coulibeuf who is also now exhibited at Instituto Tomie Ohtake, in São Paulo. In addition, the show highlights the dissemination of the work of eight female directors and reflects the diversity in the types of films: documentaries, fictions and animation. Architecture and urbanism, are the base scenarios of many subjects, and the public will be able to discover love stories, of everyday life, of learning; and the construction of itself merges with the construction of the buildings.

Check out the complete schedule and watch the films of the “Short in French” show in sesc.digital/colecao/curta-em-frances

PODCASTS – Afluency channel with 2 new podcasts!

>> www.rioaliancafrancesa.com.br/afluencia/

LOCATIONS – French places count for themselves

What could the buildings around us tell us if they could speak? In this podcast, five french places tell their stories, in the first person. Through these reports, we discover French heritage and everyday life in different parts of the territory. Be historic monuments, be residential buildings, these “Lieux-dits” narrate the France of today.

Episode 1 / 13 July: Notre Dame of Paris

Episode 2 / 13 July: The Ideal Palace of Postman Cheval

Episode 3 / 17 August : The traboules of Lyon

Episode 4 / 21 September : The Evry hare park

Episode 5 / 19 October : The Red Mill

Lieux-dits is a podcast written by Clémentine Spiler.

The French version is narrated by Clémentine Spiler and directed by Malo Williams. The administrative part was done by Veda Sphere (Elise Viard).

The Portuguese versions are narrated by André Curti & Artur Ribeiro from Companhia Dos à Deux and Laila Garin, performed by Gabriel Reis(Podmix) and translated by Cristiana Brindeiro.

The jingles are by Tucaninho Musical (Raquel Rihan Cypel and Bidu Campeche).

JANUARY NEIGHBORHOODS – A different tour in Rio

In a series of 10 podcasts – 5 Rio de Janeiro episodes and 5 French – the listener will be surprised by unusual facts and curious stories.

Did you know that in the neighborhood of Guadeloupe, in the north zone, have igloo houses? that in the years 70, the square Saens Peña, in Tijuca, had more cinemas than Cinelândia, at the Center? in five episodes, the podcast channel Affluence leads the listener to discover the “January neighborhoods”. In iconic neighborhoods and in less frequented alleys, the inhabitants become guides for a sensory tour of the Marvelous City. They tell their own stories and their own neighborhoods through the microphone of journalist Sarah Cozzolino.

One episode each day, between 19 and 23 July!

In French and Portuguese!

a trip in 5 steps: Copacabana – Tijuca – Center – Morro da Providencia / Portuary zone – Guadalupe

MUSIC – Baroque in Rio

Music and Architecture walk together through the centuries. Baroque in Rio is a series of 3 videos that promote the encounter between baroque music and architectural heritage” Rosana Lanzelotte, Project Artistic Director Baroque in Rio

Baroque in Rio: The series of 3 documentaries premiered during the World Congress of Architects, promoted by the International Union of Architects (UIA), in 20 and 21 of July and will be available to all participants.. Are they: independence music (11st episode), Traveling Iberian Bodies (21st episode) and Musical Encounters at the Hotel de Noailles (31st episode). The videos present a counterpoint between Brazilian and European baroque, with the presentation of repertoires of great composers set in exceptional buildings.

Each episode receives commentary on the connections between repertoires and iconic venues by experts such as: journalist, writer and mayor of Ouro Preto, Angelo Oswaldo de Araújo Santos and the architect, Sergio Magalhães.

Julien Chauvin, Olivier Baumont and Rosana Lanzelotte sign the artistic direction and conception of the project, which was sponsored by the Consulate General of France in Rio de Janeiro, the support of the French Alliance of Rio de Janeiro and the realization is by Musica Brasilis.

The trailer for the series can be seen here: youtu.be/wvzYiydDmn8

Church of the Third Order of São Francisco da Penitência

The first episode of the series independence music was recorded in the Church of the Third Order of São Francisco da Penitência (1773). The program celebrates the 200 years of independence. Works by the main composers of the period are revived, inclusive D. Pedro I, performed by Rosana Lanzelotte (piano), Tomas Soares (violin) and Marcus Ribeiro (cello). The musical works are contextualized by Adam Lee's narration, that revives D. Pedro I, and for the interview with the architect Sérgio Magalhães.

The second episode Iberian traveling bodies makes a counterpoint between the baroque organs of the Matriz de Santo Antônio churches (Tiradentes, MG) e of Saint-Éloi (Fresnes, France). Both from Spain, the two bodies are contemporary and have many features in common.. the musical pieces, performed by Jean-Luc Ho and Robson Bessa, are interspersed with the interview with Angelo Oswaldo de Araújo Santos.

The third episode of the series Musical encounters at the Hotel de Noailles, presents the Mansart Project, Historian of the cent. XVII. The Hotel de Noailles was home to intense musical activity. In 1778 hosted, at the same time, Mozart e Johann Christian Bach, whose works are presented, in addition to those of French baroque composers, by Olivier Baumont (harpsichord), Julien Chauvin (violin), Atsushi Sakai, leg violet and Aurélien Delage (cravo and piano). The venue's connections with music are commented on by Françoise Brissard.

The three episodes of the series are exclusive to registered participants of the World Congress of Architects (UIA).

ABOUT THE FRENCH ALLIANCE

The Alliance Française is a reference in the language and, no doubt, the best-known institution in the world, when it comes to the spread of the French language and Francophone cultures. Has, currently, more than 830 units 132 countries, where they study about 500.000 students. In France, it has schools and cultural centers for foreign students. Brazil has the world's largest network of French Alliances with 37 associations and 68 units.

The teachers at the Alliance Française have a degree and receive constant pedagogical training, linguistic and cultural, national and international and conquered 96% of student approval in the last semester. The AF teaching method also makes greater use of current content and tools that help our students in the natural development of reading strategies, listening, writing and speaking in french. The contents developed in our classrooms speak about Francophone cultures and societies, which enables students to discover different cultures, while learning the french language.

Is the only institution in Brazil authorized by the Embassy of France to apply the tests that give access to the DELF and DALF diplomas international, recognized by the French Ministry of National Education. The Alliance Française is also official examination centre for international testing validity of two years TCF (The French Knowledge Test) TEF and Canadian (French Assessment Test) and the national test valid for one year Capes (recognized by CAPES and CNPq of MEC).

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French programming:

2 Virtual exhibitions

Launch: 19/07/2021

Exhibition: WONDERFUL – Albums of Young Architects and Landscapers

>> To visit the exhibition, go to: expoajap.rioaliancafrancesa.com.br

Exhibition: AFEX – French Architects for Export presents the exhibition “Architect – City"

>> To visit the exhibition, go to: expoafex.rioaliancafrancesa.com.br

CINEMA – “SHORT IN FRENCH” SHOW

Launch: 21/07/2021 By 21 August 2021

Display of 13 short films with Portuguese subtitles

Free access via the SESC Digital platform:

>> sesc.digital/colecao/curta-em-frances

Check out the short films:

The smallest apartment in Paris

See films | France | 2014 | 15’ | Fiction

Direction: Helena Villovitch

Rating: 12 years

Gagarin

Corporal Films | France | 2015 | 15’ | Fiction

Direction: Fanny Liatard, Jeremy Trouilh

Rating: Free

Private correspondence in a public place

Orsay Museum | France | 1988 | 14’ | Documentary, Fiction

Direction: Jeanne Labrune

Rating: 10 years

The Bagnolet interchange

The White Canvas Association | France | 2017 | 08’ | Documentary

Direction: Sami Lorentz, Audrey Espinasse

Rating: Free

The 4000

The White Canvas | France | 2016| 14’ | Documentary

Direction: Sami Laurentz, Audrey Espinasse

Rating: Free

Love exists

Les Films de la Pléaide | France | 1961| 19’ | Documentary

Direction: Maurice Pialat

Rating: 14 years

The school of postmen

Cady Films | France | 1946| 15’| Fiction

Direction: Jacques Tati

Rating: 10 years

Edgar morin, a thinker in Paris

Here Films | France | 2019 | 40’ | Documentary, Animated

Direction: Momoko Seto

Rating: 12 years

Black Flag

Regards Production | France | 2006 | 24’ | Fiction

Direction: Pierre Coulibeuf

Rating: 10 years

Freewheels

La Cambre | Belgium | 2017 | 04’ | Animated

Direction: Jacinthe Folon

Rating: Free

Vibrato

Pelléas Films | France | 2017| 7’| Animation

Direction: Sebastien Laudenbach

Rating: 14 years

Let's swarm

Cambre Production Workshop – ENSAV | Belgica | 2014 | 04’ | Animated

Direction: Margot Reumont

Rating: Free

Empty Places

Around midnight | France | 2020 | 08’ | Animated

Direction: Geoffroy de Crécy

Rating: Free

PODCASTS – Afluency channel with 2 new podcasts!

JANUARY NEIGHBORHOODS – A different tour in Rio

In a series of 10 podcasts – 5 Rio de Janeiro episodes and 5 French

One episode each day, between 19 and 23 July!

In French and Portuguese!

>> www.rioaliancafrancesa.com.br/afluencia/#bairrosdejaneiro

LOCATIONS – French places count for themselves

Episode 1 / 13 July: Notre Dame of Paris

Episode 2 / 13 July: The Ideal Palace of Postman Cheval

Episode 3 / 17 August : The traboules of Lyon

Episode 4 / 21 September : The Evry hare park

Episode 5 / 19 October : The Red Mill

>> www.rioaliancafrancesa.com.br/afluencia/#lieuxdits

Baroque in Rio

11st episode – independence music

21st episode – Traveling Iberian Bodies

31st episode – Musical Encounters at the Hotel de Noailles

The three episodes of the series are exclusive to registered participants of the World Congress of Architects (UIA)

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