Festival Albertine: A Different Path to Education
This event is part of Festival Albertine 2018. All events are in English. Free with RSVP here. Seating is very limited.
Akilah Richards, Antoine Fromental, and Emmanuel Davidenkoff will talk about education, school as an institution, and how alternative learning environments could produce better educated students, and subsequently, a healthier society. Moderated by Kenneth Danford.
Emmanuel Davidenkoff is a journalist specializing in education and innovation. He is currently editor-in-chief at Le Monde Campus, in charge of educational development. He previously worked for several national medias, notably Libération and L’Étudiant, and has produced programs on education for the public group Radio France for the past 20 years. Davidenkoff is the author of The Digital Tsunami and Are Universities Soluble in Globalization with Sylvain Kahn and of the forthcoming Apprendre au XXIe siècle, with François Taddei, which will be published by Calmann-Lévy this Fall.
Antoine Fromental is a movie director, and sound engineer. He has directed the documentary A Nous de jouer !, a complex portrait of our society and school system. Taking place in a Parisian suburb, at the Jean Macé High school, in which the principal decided to apply alternative techniques to address academic failure and to ensure that every student finds his/her way into the world, the film follows the students in various classes.
Akilah S. Richards is an unschooling podcaster, consultant, and founding board member of The Alliance for Self-Directed Education. Her work challenges and encourages social justice-minded people to explore privilege and power in their relationships with children. Akilah’s focus is helping BIPOC communities use unschooling as a tool for decolonizing learning and liberating themselves from oppressive, exclusive systems.
This event is part of Festival Albertine, an annual, five-day event hosted by Albertine Books, the bookshop and cultural center operated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US. Inaugurated in 2014, Festival Albertine has become a vital summit for discourse between leading French-speaking and American thinkers. Previous curators include Ta-Nehisi Coates, Gloria Steinem and others.
Festival Albertine is presented in partnership with The Recanati-Kaplan Foundation, Susannah Hunnewell, Van Cleef & Arpels, Air France, Institut français, Onassis Foundation USA, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and Emily and James Hamilton. Generous support is provided by Champagne Pommery and Intercontinental New York Barclay. Media Partner: The New York Review of Books.