What would happen if universal museums disappear?

In my last post, I discuss why I think that universal museums should disappear: because they represent a culture of colonialism and the domination of the West on the rest of the world. Let’s just do the exercise of imagining a world where this actually happens. Let’s imagine that universal museums around Europe and the USA give the collections they have that were taken from other countries because of war, steal or colonialism, back to their countries of origin. And let’s imagine that it happens without regards to what the countries plans for the objects once they receive them are….

Swing Swing Swing in Copenhagen

I have just spent a few days in Copenhagen to take some time off before going back to Paris. There, I visited Copenhagen Contemporary: a new art venue in Refshalevej, an old industrial area with recent developments.  Copenhagen Contemporary is a beautiful space. Quite massive, it currently host One, Two, Three Swing! by the collective Superflex. It is an art installation which promotes collaboration and team work. Around the first space, there’s several three-seats swings just hanging there. You can swing alone or with one or two other visitors. They can be your friends, family or just someone else who came to the…

Universal Museums Should Disappear

In my Love Letter to Cape Town, I explain how South Africa has changed me. Professionally, it has also had an influence on how I see my future career. My experience in South Africa modified my objectives. What I want to achieve has changed. The way I want to work has changed. And it is partly because of what I am going to explain now. A few weeks ago, I published my thoughts on the museum culture in Cape Town saying that visiting museums wasn’t a very Capetonian activity because of the outdoor lifestyle the locals have. I have been…

Love Letter to Cape Town

Cape Town. Today, I left you. As I’m waiting for my connecting flights to Copenhagen at Dubaï International Airport, I am thinking about the 14 months I have spent with you. I came to you in October 2017 for an internship that was supposed to last 6 months. I was very excited, you were a dream for me. What I found was paradise. It was quickly summer: your weather was perfect, your nature was spectacular, your beaches were welcoming, your cultures was fascinating, your parties were happening. I saw whales, I went for wine tasting classes, I danced on rooftops…

Moving Back to Europe: What Job to Look For?

I currently work as a project manager in a company based in Cape Town, which creates educational, immersive experiences, using interactive technologies and human-centered design for museums, heritage sites, visitor attractions or corporate spaces. But, after a year in South Africa, I am now planning my return to Europe. I will be back in Paris at the beginning of December. Part of this change means quitting my current job and finding a new one in Europe. It’s a little bit sad, I have to admit. My current job has been my first ‘real’ job after university and I have enjoyed it. However,…

21 YEARS: Making Histories with South African Fashion Week @ Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town

Last night, I had the chance to be invited to the opening night of the exhibition 21 YEARS: Making Histories with South African Fashion Week @ Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town. I was thrilled as it is the first ever fashion exhibition in a South African museum. Fashion is finally entering the institution. This first event, which for sure will be followed by several others, marks the beginning of an exciting journey. South African and more largely, African fashion will finally be historized and historicized, collected and archived, studied and exhibited. As Erica de Greef, curator of the exhibition, expressed…

How I discovered I was allergic to wheat and dairy

About 4 years ago, I started to have eczema and urticaria which never happened to me before. Slowly, it happened regularly until I had eczema constantly on my entire body and urticaria crisis every day. As you can imagine, it was very uncomfortable and made me quite crazy, to say the least. Of course, I quickly went to a dermatologist who gave me a cream which helped a bit. With it, I was fine, but once I stopped using it, it always came back. It dealt with the symptoms but not the causes. Therefore I did not know why this…