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Le voyage commence à tout endroit, à tout instant... The trip starts anywhere, at anytime...
I studied all kinds of social sciences through political sciences and cultural studies. After writing a thesis about the creative industries in the wonderful city of Detroit, I now teach media and cultural studies in various French universities.
Après avoir écrit une thèse (4 ans de ma vie, très éprouvant mais très passionnant, super intense et les meilleures années de ma vie jusqu'à présent :) sur les industries créatives à Detroit (une ville merveilleuse), je donne des cours à la fac sur les médias et la culture.
C'est marrant, tous les 2 ou 3 ans je réécris un peu toutes les sections, même s'il y a des choses qui restent. En grandissant, j'essaie d'aller vers toujours plus de simplicité, d'humilité... Et aussi s'écouter, être soi-même.
Quelques reliques du passé : :D
To be rather than to have.
"A mind is a terrible thing to waste, I show love cause it's a terrible thing to hate!" (from Guru, Gangstarr RIP).
I try to understand better (which means through experience) the concepts and reality of Time, Space, Love, Heart-Mind-and-Soul, Unity, in order to live my life in harmony with myself and with what surrounds me: other people and nature.
I am a relativist and also, like every social scientist I think every thing we know, every knowledge we have of the world is the result of a social and historical construction. This implies at least two things: 1) we have to respect every culture, every society in its particularities as being the result of a long historical construction; 2) if it's a social construction, then we can change it. It's not eternal and we can make it better through collective action.
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
I want to share ideas and good time with people. I believe in trust and I think the more we spread trust, the more people will trust each other. Same thing with respect and love. CS is a good way to do that.
Music, cinema, travelling, meeting people, parties, beers, concerts, cooking, gardening... History (of music, languages, peoples, nations...) Geography, Anthropology, sociology, mythology, Sports: basketball (played 6 years) football (soccer of course! played 7 years) Nature and Animals (evolution is amazing!!!)
- cultural studies
- political science
- social science
Music, Movies, and Books
I used to have a super long list here... Now, I can only say that I have listened to a lot of different music genres, Lastly I have been stuck on music from Capo Verde. Since I am now travelling to la Réunion, I would love to discover more maloya and séga.
Books: More and more science-fiction as I grow older, but I read a bit of everything. A lot of social science too since it's my job..!
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
A night in the Maroon's village of Accompong, Jamaica.
Opened a squat in Paris with a group of courageous people.
Seeing whales in Australia!
Teach, Learn, Share
I can teach French! and I can share some knowledge about the history of culture and the media. I am getting better and better at cooking, so I can share some good recipes.
I would love to learn how to sample music!
What I Can Share with Hosts
Moments in life. It can be anything...
Countries I’ve Visited
Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Jamaica, Morocco, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, United States