The Space defines frames programs in order to share the knowledge and the promotion of traditional cultures.
In 2018, we launch our podcast « Perles d’Afrique » and give access to eclectic interviews of professionals, enthusiasts, amateurs, anonymous … in connection with cultural events or subject that is dear to us ans always connected to traditional cultures
In 2018, two projects have been at the heart of our international operations.
Construction of the Manoré’s Kindergarten
The Gacha Cultural Space finances the creation of the Manore’s Kindergarten in Cameroon, located in a relatively isolated area where educational structures are lacking. The Jean-Félicien Gacha Foundation is the project manager of this infrastructure and ensures the link with the population for the proper appropriation of this new equipment.
Training residency in a documentary cinema
The Gacha Cultural Space alongside the Jean-Félicien Gacha Foundation is hosting a two-month artistic residency in Bangoulap, in Cameroon with focus on intercultural awareness developed by filmmaker Jean-Marie Teno and six young Cameroonians. This second edition of a documentary film training workshop under the theme « Patrimoine et Histoire Coloniale », is held from the 23 rd of September to the 17 th of November, 2018.
Gacha Cultural Space works with Goethe Institute of Cameroon, International Organization of Francophonie, Raphia Films and of course Jean-Félicien Gacha Foundation. One of the aims is the training of young Cameroonians at documentary cinema in order for them to mobilize these skills for the preservation of their heritage et more widely in the context of audiovisual projects on human and societal issues that concern them.
Developing skills is at the heart of the Gacha Cultural Space project.
In Paris, the association offers thematic sessions, called « TRAMES » before which is performed a presentation of textile work from the collection of our partner Jean-Félicien Gacha Foundation.
Each session is conceived around a new fabric, and animated by the Gacha Space cultural director, Danilo Lovisi (20 minutes of cultural presentation), and a volunteer of the Jean-Félicien Gacha Foundation (45 minutes of yoga).
In 2018, on a international scale, in partnership and with the expertise of two solidarity organizations, our teams devote themselves to two long-term programs : volunteer training with AGIR Association and Herbal project with Antenna Foundation.
Volunteer training with AGIR Association
Alongside the Gacha cultural Space, the AGIR abcd charity accompanies volunteer missions to the Jean-Félicien Gacha Foundation, putting us in touch with retired professionals wishing to share their professional experiences.
The Space is preparing in 2018 the intervention of two volunteers from AGIR. During these missions, the Foundation in Cameroon supervises, hosts and provides the necessary equipment for the implementation of the mission in order to allow the volunteers-and the target audience of the missions-to carry out their activities in the best conditions.
Projet Tisane avec la Fondation Antenna
In collaboration with the Antenna Scientific Foundation, the Gacha cultural Space sets up the project « Tisane ». The aim is to develop a quality product, highlighting the medicinal potential of plants grown in the botanical garden of the Jean-Félicien Gacha Foundation.
The Gacha cultural Space in France is the main actor and the place where these results are published. We value at the same time the inheritance of the local fauna and flora while giving the surrounding populations the possibility of being treated with a natural medicine while maintaining the traditions.
We also offer « MANZEU« , a cycle of guided tours of art and history sites, following which are presented creations of Jean-Félicien Gacha Foundation: tasting of herbal teas of the Foundation, introduction of beading…
The tours are in French and it is Danilo Lovisi, guide and speaker of our cultural program, who is the interpreter of the places visited : museums, galeries, art fairs …
The Space is at the initiative of a series of exhibitions such as « legacies », which reveals the results of meetings between African know-how encouraged at the Jean-Félicien Gacha Foundation and contemporary artist.
Editorial projects are also initiated by the association The Pearls, Colors of Africa Book is an example. Cameroon contains ancestral craftsmanship and aesthetic highlighted in the book by Ly Dumas « Perles Couleurs d’Afrique ».
This bilingual book whose profits from the sale are entirely donated to the association presents collections of breaded objects and personal creations of its author, Ly Dumas. This book highlight in a poetic and aesthetic way the pearl, its history, its symbolism and its central place in Africa.