On March 7, 2018 CES will open its new exhibit Occupying Paris: 1968 and the Spaces of Protest. This exhibit will commemorate 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. Prior to the opening reception, CES will host a panel discussion with leading civil disobedience experts who will focus on the ongoing legacy of the 1968 "occupation" of public space in contemporary politics.
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.