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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

​Notre carte

L'autre mardi, dans un grand élan républicain, des députés ont cherché à supprimer notre carte d'électeur. Pas nécessaire. A jeter. Heureusement, le gouvernement pour l'instant, s'y oppose. Les députés ont dû aller reprendre dans leur poubelle le petit carton qui symbolise le long combat pour le droit de vote, dans le sang parfois, ici, partout. Qui rappelle, quand tant de citoyens boudent les urnes, que "Voter est un droit, c'est aussi un devoir civique". S'ils veulent faire des économies, les députés en trouveront bien davantage en rabotant le budget des distinctions honorifiques déshonorées par trop de copains, gredins ou dictateurs. Et puis, s'attaquer à notre carte d'électeur à quatre mois des municipales, franchement, ils ont perdu la carte ou quoi, comme aurait dit ma grand-mère qui a attendu d'avoir 50 ans pour pouvoir voter. 

Michel Rouger