Despite the uncertainty of the world, it is possible to live humanly somewhere.

Jean-Christophe Vignole,
Psychiatrist, Head of department at the Centre Hospitalier le Vinatier, Lyon, France.

Artistic and cultural actions lead us to reconsider interculturality, not as a juxtaposition of different identities, but as a means of encountering the universal that resides in everyone. Artistic education in the service of social work thus appears to be a privileged means of access to new knowledge and recognition.

Within the artistic actions’ programmes, practice can represent both a “power to act” and a “power to say”, enabling people to discover other ways of telling their story.

Artistic projects create linksand new ways of living together, by exploring each other’s richness, differencesand creativity.
They constitute a vehicle for expression, in contact with the world around us: finding other means of expression when words fail, by giving voice to the energy of images, sounds and bodies.

The experience of the artist-mediator ventures into sometimes complex processes of exchange, and he or she must be careful to adopt a certain distance from the audience in situations where the emotions are so much in demand.

In Black Skin, White Masks, Frantz Fanon wrote: “It is no longer a question of knowing the world, but of transforming it“.
Artistic expression allows us to develop a different view of the world, to transform, for the duration of a performance, the history of each person. It speaks to us of modern temporality, of instantaneousness, of real and imaginary spaces that meet.