Shirley Bruno: A Reeling tribute to Haitian culture
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Shirley Bruno: A Reeling tribute to Haitian culture

American-Haitian film-maker Shirley Bruno is part of a new multicultural generation of artists who can help change perspectives on Haiti.  With six short-films to her credit so far, her modern work contributes to the artistic revival of the Haitian culture while also asserting a strong and independent artistic voice.                  … Continue reading

Glass/Machine: Listening to the Technology of Philip Glass
Art / Cinema / Culture / History of the Media / In English / Visual Media

Glass/Machine: Listening to the Technology of Philip Glass

A pioneer of contemporary American music, Philip Glass is best known for his highly repetitive compositions. But behind their minimalist façade, Glass’s work hides an unsung influence—that of certain twentieth-century technologies. Philip Glass seated at his electric organ in the 1970s © Steve Pyke He celebrated his eightieth birthday this past January, but his work isn’t … Continue reading

<i>Välkommen</i> to Sweden in Paris
Cultural Diversity / Culture / Design / In English

Välkommen to Sweden in Paris

  Since 1971, the Swedish Institute has tried to promote Scandinavian culture to a Parisian and French audience. Through events and exhibitions, the institution offers an inventive and unique perspective on the Swedish society usually associated with a minimalist lifestyle and refined design.          In early October, the sun was shining in … Continue reading

Green Architecture: Catherine Kirk, a Gardener in the Concrete Jungle
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Green Architecture: Catherine Kirk, a Gardener in the Concrete Jungle

Climate change conferences and environmental issues are at the heart of our preoccupations. Sustainable buildings and green labels are the architect’s contribution to the green revolution. As a young professional, Catherine Kirk brought her engineering skills -acquired in England- and added it to the French artistic and creative touch to serve Nature through the development of … Continue reading

Giving children the gift of language and culture
Cultural Diversity / Culture / In English / Language in Society

Giving children the gift of language and culture

Every year, students travel all around the world to pass on their own culture thanks to the CIEP organization. At the CIEP, a team takes over the challenge of the language assistants and makes this wonderful exchange possible. Among this team, we talked to one of the oldest members: the very British Jennie Burke.  For … Continue reading