Photographs from De long en large Ladakh by Jean Mansion - Édition Findakly. Copyright Lise Mansion

The ARCH association meets every month in rue Visconti for debate evenings on subjects related to the Himalayan area, whether cultural or societal. The problems linked to the coronavirus led us to organise evenings through Zoom. This formula has the advantage of broadening our audience, which becomes international, just like our speakers. These public events, with a multidisciplinary vocation, allow us to bring together amateurs and professionals: lecturers presenting films or photographs, curators commenting on their exhibitions, authors signing their works, should allow us to confront our knowledge on subjects that we wish to be as diverse as possible.

Initially dedicated to the Himalayas and their cultures, we are now extending our interventions to other areas that may shed light on or have points in common with our initial project.