On March 7, 2018 the CES opened its new exhibit Occupying Paris: 1968 and the Spaces of Protest at the Jacek E. Giedrojć Gallery. This exhibit commemorates the 50th anniversary of the May 1968 movement which brought the city of Paris to a standstill during an extraordinary month of civil disobedience. Featuring posters and photographs of these dramatic events, the exhibit will evaluate the movement's impact on France. In conjunction with the exhibit opening, CES hosted a panel discussion with leading civil disobedience experts on the ongoing legacy of the 1968 "occupation" of public space in contemporary politics. Past exhibits can be viewed here.
On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the May 1968 movement, “Occupying Paris” features a selection of period posters and photographs to reconsider an extraordinary month of civil disobedience, evaluate the impact it made then, and assess the legacy it bequeathed for practitioners of dissent to this day.