Category Archives: BOOKS & IDEAS

Generation Equality

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Actualising Gender Equality Over 25 years after the Beijing Women’s Conference, gender equality is still a struggle. Gender-based violence, economic and climate injustice, violations of sexual and reproductive rights remain widespread. In the meantime, feminist movements and innovation create new opportunities to step up collectively the fight for gender equality. A bold feminist agenda is […]

Feminine Body, Female Gazes

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Meet-the-Authors Session In line with the exhibition Intimate Topographies in which artist Hélène Le Chatelier explores the idea and the image of the female body as a “terra incognita”, our panel discussion will further examine the theme of “gentleness in the act of creation”. As an artist whose works resist the conventional male gaze of […]

Simone de Beauvoir and the Writing of The Second Sex (1947-1948)

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A talk by Ms Laure Adler and Mrs María Teresa Priego-Broca  A very expected talk by two eminent specialists of Simone de Beauvoir, Ms Laure Adler, French writer, journalist and radio/TV producer, and María Teresa Priego-Broca, a Mexican journalist, lecturer and writer. Laure Adler is a French journalist and historian who has written several biographies […]

Nuit de la Lecture 2021

Fancy a story about the power of imagination? On the occasion of La Nuit de la Lecture 2021, join Alliance Française on Zoom as they take you through a live storytelling session accompanied by live illustration, happening 30th January, Saturday at 4:30pm SGT. Author, Blandine de Lestrange, and illustrator, Alizée Sire, will tell the story of “The Colour of […]


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A CONVERSATION WITH MARC NAIR AND TSEN-WAYE TAY The Flâneur and the City is a webinar-conversation with two Singaporean artists, Marc Nair and Tsen-Waye Tay, featured in a recent exhibition titled “Sightlines” presented at Alliance Française de Singapour. It will highlight the influence of French writers and artists in the poems and photographs showcased in […]


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AS PART OF SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL With COVID-19, most things have moved online. What does this mean for comic artists who have been creating web or digital comics even before the crisis? How have they changed to stand up in an increasingly crowded digital space?   Join Marietta Ren, a Paris-based artist, in an online panel […]

Launch of the e-Book “Voyageurs, Explorateurs et Scientifiques: The French and Natural History in Singapore”

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Travel back in time to uncover the beginnings of Singapore’s natural history and how this deeply enriched France–Singapore relations in the e-book “Voyageurs, Explorateurs et Scientifiques: The French and Natural History in Singapore”. This free e-book is a full digital version of the printed book the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum published last year, […]

France’s art scene comes to your screen – #CultureChezNous

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As some of the cultural industries have been hit hard by the crisis, they have gathered their energies together to propose a common platform for all to enjoy from the safety of our homes. #CultureChezNous was put together by the French Ministry of Culture to access the arts digitally: museums, live houses, opera houses, concerts […]