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Julia Lyford loves dyspraxic waffles - 21/06/2016

« Dispraxic waffles », whatsit ? You'll find out at the stall where Frank and his friends prepare and sell them to those with a sweet tooth : « We're dyspraxic but not stupid... » Julia watches them supportively. She has been at their side all along since the beginning of their project. In the Northumberland where she lives, the feminist of the Thatcher years has for decades been tearing down the...

Grabbing life with no regrets : Alison Lapper, artist - 08/10/2014

The latest famous hits ring in the little café where the artist Alison Lapper arranged for us to meet. She has her habits here: she even leaves a box of her favourite tea, which she sips with a straw. Alison Lapper is an artist, a mother, and a woman, with a colourful hairdo and personality. She was also born without arms and with very little legs, a fact none can ignore. The landlord walks by:...

George Marks wakes up Louisiana and France - 11/11/2013

George Marks is a 44 years old american artist. He lives in Louisiana, at Arnaudville. As the founder of a collective called NUNU, he celebrates the cultural diversity. Consequence? NUNU creates an economic model from the bottom-up in its closest surroundings, in Louisiana which still have very present french roots. George is an artist. A visual artist, as he says. Visual, for whom is watching,...

The Swedish Amanda highlights her Saami roots - 15/04/2013

Amanda Kernell was born Swedish from her mother and Saami from her father. Back in the times, the Swedish people were oppressing the Saamis. The Saamis were called "Lapons" with contempt. Amanda is a heiress of contradictory roots. From this "between-two-cultures", she makes an advocacy for “being together”. The Saami people are the indigenous from the North of the North, from Norway to Russia....

Dave Bradshaw, co-founder of an alternative festival - 27/07/2012

Dave Bradshaw, a 39 year old Londoner, is one of seven founders of a festival called «Nowhere,« which occurs annually in Spain since 2005. As a regional version of the famous «Burning Man« in the U.S., this festival has the distinction of being funded and run by the festival goers themselves. Creativity, openness to people, and sensitivity to the individual are all exacerbated. In the desert,...


Le billet de la semaine

Visionnaire

Depuis soixante ans tout juste, le mouvement ATD Quart Monde nous invite à changer de regard sur les pauvres. Bien vu. Et d'une saisissante actualité. Éblouis toujours par une société d'apparences, conditionnés encore par des pouvoirs qui flattent les riches et regardent de haut les gens "qui ne sont rien", les citoyens, bientôt, ne pourront plus détourner les yeux. Reléguer dans une zone invisible des pauvres dont le nombre s'accroît au rythme des inégalités. Alors ils redécouvriront la solidarité, les savoirs, l'énergie, le sens du vivre ensemble dont témoignent par exemple les militantes et militants d'ATD Quart Monde auteurs de "31 histoires pour un monde autrement" que publient ATD et Histoires Ordinaires. On y voit déjà que ce nouveau regard peut tout changer, faire réapparaître l'indispensable. 

Michel Rouger

12/10/2017

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