The project

extrapole exercises its know-how at the crossroads of contemporary art and social sciences, between theories and practices, by supporting projects of artistic and cultural construction on a local, European and international scale.

 

Our approach, composed of action and research, is a long-term endeavor.

 

We hold as ambition to establish inter and transnational cooperation and bring together working communities made up of actor.trice.s from complementary disciplinary fields, in order to share and update our performances, consolidate our practices and renew our destinations/uses/applications.

 

Our singular work methods and tools encourage experimentation, observation, documentation and situated study of artistic and cultural practices.

 

extrapole engenders sensitive, open and complex forms of representation, as close as possible to the renewal of practices and the evolution of contemporary social, democratic and environmental issues.

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Les contributeur.rice.s

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Agnès Henry

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Agnès Henry runs extrapole, a structure that she has been transforming since 2007 into a laboratory of intercultural and trans-practical experiences at the crossroads of art and social sciences.

In parallel, she teaches cultural project engineering in the framework of the PCAI Master's degree (International Cultural and Artistic Project, Arts department, from 2015 to 2019) and cooperates with the university on pedagogical innovation programs (University of Paris 8, CReaTIC, EUR ArTec University Research School, 2015-2020; University and Science Gallery of Melbourne, 2019; University of Arts in Belgrade, 2020) She was a lecturer at Sciences PO Lyon (2010-2013), and now at the Institut Catholique de Paris (2018-2021) and at the University of Paris 8 (2019-2021).

She takes part in the research laboratory "Scenes of the world, creation and critical knowledge" of the University of Paris 8 as a doctoral student working on the axis "sociology of arts and culture". Her research focuses on the making of art as a space for cultural and democratic experimentation, and on the contribution/ impact/ resonance of cultural rights to professional practices in the world of the performing arts.

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Pierre Bedouelle

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After 30 years of professional experience and multi-cultural exposure, Pierre has decided to dedicate his expertise to helping organizations deploy their European cooperation projects : project assessment, identification of funding opportunities, search for partners, business model definition, support to EU grants applications, international project coordination, administrative & financial follow-up and reporting to sponsors.Since 2008, Pierre has gained an extensive knowledge in cultural development with local and European institutions as Mayor of Barbizon (France) - heritage city in the outskirts of Paris, home of the Barbizon school of painters in the 19th century - when he implemented a strategy based on raising the profile of the brand « Barbizon » through the promotion of cultural heritage.

He then extended a similar approach to the European level as elected Secretary General - since 2011 - of the Belgium organization euroArt, the European Federation of Artists’ Colonies, He’s chairing Impressionisms Routes© which was awarded the 32nd Cultural Route of the Council of Europe in 2018.

Prior to creating APHEA Consulting, Pierre worked 21 years  in the financial industry for the BNP Paribas Group where he mainly developed, implemented and marketed new services for the investment fund sector. He’s recognized as a Change Management expert.

He has also been appointed Board member of various French based European cooperation organizations. He’s a lecturer in Sciences Po Strasbourg, in « Politiques Culturelles Européennes Comparées ».

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Danae Theodoridou

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Danae Theodoridou is a performance maker and researcher based in Brussels. She completed her practice-led PhD on dramaturgy of contemporary theatre and dance at Roehampton University (London). Her artistic work currently focuses on the notion of social imaginaries, the practice of democracy and the way art can contribute to the emergence of social and political alternatives.

 

www.danaetheodoridou.com

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Yuka Sugiyama

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Yuka Sugiyama has been exploring performing arts in theory and practice by focusing on body and space. After completing MA in Performance at Queen Mary University of London, she worked at Festival/Tokyo being in charge of program research and international program. She worked as a project manager at Slow Label for Yokohama Paratriennale 2017. She is the director of Karakoa, a collective of independent creators from Southeast Asia and Japan formed in 2018. She also organises an experimental lecture series “The Theatre Theory of the Apes” by a theatre critic Mr. Hidenaga Otori.

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Chiara Organtini

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Chiara Organtini is a curator  passionate about interdisciplinary art and public space, from site specific interventions, digital experiments or participatory works that question traditional genres and spectatorship.For 12 years she was part of indisciplinarte an organization that supports arts as an agent for urban change: she contributed to the development of CAOS Centro Arti Opificio Siri, a 6,000 sqm multidisciplinary space based in a former factory in the post industrial city of Terni and to the curation of Terni international performing arts festival.

Her practice has been focusing on space making as a creative environment to generate contents and narrative, she cultivate this ideas as ISPA Fellow from 2018> 2020 and with the residency research program Tate Intensive.

Since 2019 she joined Santarcangelo Festival as associate curator specifically working on BEPART art beyond participation, a Creative Europe large scale European cooperation project involving 10 partner organizations across Europe and north Africa to investigate collaborative forms of art making and the ethics of participation.  She has been investigating the notion of co-creation, civic imagination for social change within the ADESTE community on audience development and in the frame of CitizensLab, community of change makers. She started a training program on facilitating collaborative leadership process with AOH_Art of Hosting Athina.

Besides working on curating, as a space for collaborative inquiry, she Currently support artistic development working with C.U.R.A. a residency centre for artists and curators and collaborating with WpZimmer, a residency space for artistic research and development in Antwerp.

She is engaged in the European project Reshape within the research trajectory “Art and Citizenship: how arts can radically imagine forms of citizenship and empower us to act”.

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Violeta Kachakova

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Cultural worker from Skopje, Republic North Macedonia.

MA in Cultural Policy and Management (University of Arts in Belgrade, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management), BA in Economy (Faculty of Economics in Skopje).

Interested and active in cultural policies research and development, contemporary art and cultural production and cooperation, development of new models of public spaces for culture and advocacy for the working rights of freelance artists and cultural workers.

Part of the team working on the candidacy of Skopje for European Capital of Culture 2028.

Project manager and programmer editor at Lokomotiva-Centre for New Initiatives in Arts and Culture (2006-2020)

Co-founder and team member of Kino Kultura-project space for contemporary performing arts and contemporary culture (2015-2020).

Program collaborator, graphic designer and DJ in PMG Recordings Skopje.

Music collaborator and radio host at radio station Kanal 103 (2006-2019).

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Claire Sung

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After 30 years of professional experience and multi-cultural exposure, Pierre has decided to dedicate his expertise to helping organizations deploy their European cooperation projects : project assessment, identification of funding opportunities, search for partners, business model definition, support to EU grants applications, international project coordination, administrative & financial follow-up and reporting to sponsors.Since 2008, Pierre has gained an extensive knowledge in cultural development with local and European institutions as Mayor of Barbizon (France) - heritage city in the outskirts of Paris, home of the Barbizon school of painters in the 19th century - when he implemented a strategy based on raising the profile of the brand « Barbizon » through the promotion of cultural heritage.

He then extended a similar approach to the European level as elected Secretary General - since 2011 - of the Belgium organization euroArt, the European Federation of Artists’ Colonies, He’s chairing Impressionisms Routes© which was awarded the 32nd Cultural Route of the Council of Europe in 2018.

 

Prior to creating APHEA Consulting, Pierre worked 21 years  in the financial industry for the BNP Paribas Group where he mainly developed, implemented and marketed new services for the investment fund sector. He’s recognized as a Change Management expert.

He has also been appointed Board member of various French based European cooperation organizations. He’s a lecturer in Sciences Po Strasbourg, in « Politiques Culturelles Européennes Comparées ».