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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,...


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Vous voici en train de lire un articulet de 164 mots. Une chose impossible pour l'aveugle ou mal voyant, l'illettré, le rétif à l'école, le Français venu d'ailleurs... Des millions de gens. Ils ne perdent pas grand chose, direz-vous. Certes. Mais le poème, le conte, le roman, le pamphlet, l'enquête, tous ces mots qui nourrissent l'imaginaire, la pensée critique... Lire est le début de la liberté. Alors, au moment où les réseaux sociaux dits modernes formatent des phrases et des esprits infiniment petits, alors qu'une étude internationale a confirmé mardi la dramatique aggravation du niveau de lecture en CM1, il est réjouissant de voir apparaître un livre pour enfant multipliant les outils pour rendre l'histoire accessible à tous les parents : l'aveugle, l'illettré, le rétif à l'école, le Français venu d'ailleurs... Publié par Histoires Ordinaires, « Deux petites notes » est l'œuvre d'un collectif de  bénévoles, de pédagogues principalement, engagés depuis plus de deux ans sur ce projet. Derrière le livre, une belle histoire.

Michel Rouger

06/12/2017

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