Co-naître, accoucher d’enfants et de récits (Acts of communal birth: children, knowledge, and stories)
Aliette Griz · Juliette Mogenet · Bintou Touré
23.09.23 | 14h
A moment to “co-naître” (a play on words and hybrid of co- + connaître [to know] and naître [to be born]), or communally construct and understand the FAME festival. To start, a 1 hour 45-minute writing workshop based on the two concepts: “co” and “naître”, with a simple but unusual focus: Tell us about a birth*.
There are no writing pre-requisites.
The terms “co-“ and “naître” (to be born) will be shared before each person makes them their own and launches themselves into writing a story about birth, or more specifically, the joys and sorrows of birth, so that the political dimension of each experience can be understood and recognised.
*Birth in a broad sense.
The framework of the workshop is one of community and care around speaking and listening, and will be followed by a reading of extracts from the book Co-Naître, published academically in 2021 with texts from the workshop. This workshop is conceived as a space where words often unspoken can be heard or shared.
1h45 writing workshop – indoors
45 minutes reading – outdoors
TW: Giving birth, obstetric violence, verbalising taboos.