Category Reportage

From Passion to Profession

­A language story about Lindsay Williams Dobuan is a language spoken by about 100.000 people on an island off the coast of Papua New-Guinea. It is a small language, rather unknown outside perhaps of linguistic circles. Yet, in a small-town library in the middle of England, language enthusiast Lindsay Williams was quite surprised to stumble […]

Dream or reality?

“To be lucid is to doubt everything” – Marie-Josée Christien “Am I not dreaming?” is the question most frequently asked by people who are trying to have lucid dreams. But what is it? It is a dream during which the dreamer is conscious of dreaming. Have you ever come face to face with an unimaginable […]

The true colors of fashion

“The most environmentally sustainable jacket is the one that’s already in your closet” – Lisa Williams The pollution caused by textile and apparel manufacturing is worsening day by day. The textile industry is the second most polluting industry on the planet, after the petrochemical industry. In recent decades, clothes have become cheaper and due to […]

How the Internet can help us deal with social distancing

If staring constantly at our phones, living an online life, was what kept us from really enjoying what was happening around us before the pandemic, today the situation is quite different. Humans are social beings and if they can’t be next to other people, they sure find another way to communicate. During the pandemic, that […]

The singular story of the month: Chi va piano va sano

On the one hand, instantaneity is sometimes seen as a way of life. On the other hand, some people decide to go off the beaten track and decide to act following a more slow-living pace. Let’s travel to the heart of breath cutting Tuscany to discover how this paradigm could be put into practice. The […]

Lessons from Ruth Bader Ginsburg

RBG was the second women to become a Supreme Court Justice at the United States. Her enormous sense of justness made her change American law in order to promote an inclusive society – and we can learn a lot from her. Have you ever thought about how the way you live your life will impact […]

The Great Green Wall

A great wall – not to separate people, to unite them. The great green wall is an ambitious project launched by the African Union, bringing together more than 20 African countries to stop the effects of desertification near the Sahara Desert and to restore the degraded land. The aim is to finish the project and […]

Sailors inmates of the oceans

“There are three sorts of people: those who are alive, those who are dead, and those who are at sea.” (Aristotle) The ongoing pandemic situation has led to crisis situations from an incredibly wide range of perspectives. One of these induced stalemates is the thorny situations experienced by sailors working for merchant navy companies who […]

Colonial plundering and illicit trafficking of cultural goods – two phases of the same problem?

Decolonization movements are, fortunately, in full swing. Their goal is to make visible and deconstruct the reminiscences of colonialism in our mentality, behavior, societal organization – such as our standards of beauty, which tend to prefer blond and blue eyed to black and curly haired; and our social structures, which render our institutions more violent […]

Back to School

Q: Age is no guarantee of efficiency.James Bond: And youth is no guarantee of innovation. (Skyfall, 2012) Let’s decide to put these outdated ideas to rest once and for all. Fortunately, there are ways to see in this “new normal”  not only the 2020 version of the seven plagues of Egypt but also occasions to […]

Calmness and serenity: the charms of Chinese Traditional Painting

Have you ever heard about Chinese traditional painting? Have you had the chance to see an artwork of such a tradition? If not, doesn’t it bother or intrigue you that, studying art history at school and through our lives, we stay so far away from and so ignorant about Oriental (or indigenous, or African) forms […]