The members of the Diversity College are divided into three working groups, in line with their competences and areas of reflection. Meetings with the members of the College, as well as cultural personalities, artists, intellectuals and representatives of institutions are regularly organized to formulate recommendations.
Working Group I: "Measuring Diversity on the Cultural Scene"
Acting in favour of diversity presupposes that we have tools to measure diversity in concrete terms. The working group is working to identify available tools and use them to assess the situation and to introduce "positive discrimination" enabling people of diversity to be better represented both within and at the head of cultural structures and on the French artistic scene. This requires a proactive policy in the appointment process.
Members : Najoua Arduini-Elatfani, Marie-Anne-Bernard, David Bobee, Memona Hintermann-Afféjee, Djamel Klouche, Laurence Lascary, Alexandre Michelin, Stanislas Nordey, Benjamin Millepied, Françoise Vergès.
Working Group II: "Semantics and the Narrative of Diversity"
Starting from the observation that certain notions such as "diversity", "otherness", "common" or even "culture" have lost their meaning or bring to confusion today, this working group intends to draw on the work of philosophers and sociologists to establish a glossary to give them meaning. This involves a historical perspective, involving the question of the narrative and particularly colonial history. This reflection on the meaning to be given to these terms must lead to the evolution of the representation and narratives of diversity.
Members : Miloud Arab-Tani, Jean-Frrançois Chougnet, Hélène Orain, Jade Phan-Gia, Zahia Rahmani , Anne Sérode, Abderrahmane Sissako, Moïse Touré
Working Group III: "Inclusion and Citizenship"
Faced with the still high inequalities in terms of access to cultural facilities and a democratization of culture that is difficult to achieve, one of the major issues in the debate on diversity, "cultural rights", must be considered. The recent reshaping of the territories and the expected evolution of traditional mediation should guide reflection on alternative approaches to raising awareness of both populations and cultural institutions and institutions.
Members : Nadia Bellaoui, Catherine Blondeau, Christelle Blouët, Hassan Kassi Kouyaté, Amin Mansouri, Mourad Merzouki, Moïse Touré, Thibaut Willette, Zahia Ziaouni