2023-2024 / SOCI2256-1

Social and cultural mediation


15h Th

Number of credits

 Master in engineering of conflict prevention and management3 crédits 
 Master in sociology (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in labour sciences (60 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of social sciences)3 crédits 


Rachel Brahy


Rachel Brahy

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The coordination between the aims of artistic mediation and social action is currently addressed by a wide variety of mechanisms for dealing with individuals and territories. Sometimes, specific rules support the development of these interventions (e.g.: cultural, social or municipal policies). In the past, these actions were more spontaneous, initiated by artists, social actors or groups of citizens directly. Whether the objective is security-related, therapeutic or aimed at social cohesion, a specific reality emerges as soon as the ambition consists of associating a social and a cultural goal. The purpose of this course is to take a close look at sociocultural intervention, from every aspect, by studying policies and concrete systems (e.g.: social theatre, art therapy, etc.).
Students will examine several aspects of these mediation processes through case studies and scientific articles: How do they create communal action (political, social, etc.)? According to what conditions and through which medium (artistic, relationships)? Which professionals work in this sub-sector of social intervention? Which concrete objects are used in these mechanisms and what are the results? What are the obstacles and how are they dealt with (or not)? Pragmatic sociology is the chosen approach.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

- Define and discuss the notions of mediation, mediator, social mediation, cultural mediation, esthetic mediation and intercultural mediation.                                        - Analyse a mediation mechanism (explain the role of the third party, identify the professions involved, etc.)                                                                                     - Critically assess the aims of these mechanisms

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures (slide show given to students) as well as reading scientific articles, watching documentaries, practical exercises and sessions where students are required to participate.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Blended learning

Additional information:

Face-to-face for most sessions Occasionally remote (flipped classroom) - to be determined

Recommended or required readings

Reading portfolio (available online)

Exam(s) in session

January exam session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

August-September exam session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


rrachel.brahy@uliege.be elise.vandeninden@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

ppt du deuxième cours 2023-2024 : 20 novembre 2023
ppt du deuxième cours 2023-2024 : 20 novembre 2023

ppt du premiers cours 2023-2024 : 13 novembre 2023
ppt du premiers cours 2023-2024 : 13 novembre 2023

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