Fite

Missions & values

THE FITE

WANTS TO “CHANGE THE WORLD”

Il veut par les tissus sensibiliser les personnes à la différence, aux sens cachés, aux changements, à la modernité, pour mieux comprendre le monde dans sa diversité. Il aborde des sujets de société propres à différents pays. Créé en 2012, avec la Ville de Clermont-Ferrand et le musée Bargoin, il a fait le pari de revenir toutes les années paires à
Clermont-Ferrand et de partir sur un autre continent les années impaires. Il a eu lieu au Vietnam, aux Philippes, au Mexique et en Roumanie. Au Vietnam en 2013, il a bénéficié des 65 000 visiteurs du Festival des métiers traditionnels de la ville d’Hué qui l’invitait. En 2014, 1 200 participent à sa fabrication, 1 700 en 2016, et 1 800 en 2018. Les fabricants sont issus du milieu culturel, des institutions et de la société civile. En 2012, il a réuni 12 000 visiteurs, en 2014, 25 000 en 2016, 48 000 et en 2018, 52 000.

C’est dans des conditions sanitaires particulières et avec des jauges d’accueil restreintes que le festival a lieu en 2020. Ce sont 700 fabricants et 31 119 visiteurs qui sont alors présents pour participer à l’édition Love etc. à Clermont-Ferrand.

visions

THE MAN’S TEXTILE METAPHOR

The textile is just like Man, its history, its hidden meanings, its changes, its perpetual modernity makes it a wonderful element to understand the diversity of the world.

Missions

“EXPAND OUR TEXTILE CONCEPTION”

To demonstrate that there are as many textiles as humans: from woven to unwoven, waved, in animal, vegetable or synthetic fibers. We link a plurality of actors, artists, craftmen, companies, designers, crossing the geographies, mixing artistic forms and combining temporalities.

Missions

“TREATING SOCIAL ISSUES THaNKS to TEXTILE”

The textile speaks, has historical depth and a political power. By these “extra ordinary” textiles we deal with societal issues of a collective nature such as inequalities, recognition of differences, access to education …

Missions

“ACT BY TEXTILES”

Our projects are part of the territory through actions that seek to break down the social, cultural, territorial or generational barriers to access to creation (hospitals, prisons, suburbs, asylum seeker centers, retirement homes …).

VALUES

“HUMILITY,
CURIOSITY,
LISTENING”

A prerequisite for understanding the world would be humility, discretion, curiosity, listening, the search for the unknown and the recognition of diversity. The humility to recognize that we do not know and understand everything, and that we would need to know better to understand better, the discretion that allows us to see and hear better and those who make little noise, curiosity to go and see what does not appear at first glance, the search for the unknown and the consideration of those who bear the differences.

VALUES

"ALTERATION,
EMANCIPATION,
FRATERNITY”

Each one carries its differences and each one is equal to the other. By knowing these differences, we develop our capacity to appreciate each other, reducing the risk of misunderstanding. By creating collaborative spaces / times of confrontation of views and sharing of practices, we aim to improve human relationships and the feeling of belonging to the human community. This induces the defense of the same rights and duties and the sharing of common values such as freedom, equity, fraternity.

VALUES

“SURPRISE,
INVENTIVITY,
EMERGENCE”

Everything was not tried, everything was not created, the man did not say his last word! We believe that invention and innovation are always possible and necessary. Thus particular care is given to the emergence conditions of creation in a logic of co-construction: workshops, artistic residencies, intergenerational exchanges. We seek to invent new solidarity-based devices to support contemporary creation in a perspective of social innovation.

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