graduated from the EHESS (School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences), I have been exploring the intersecting fields of political anthropology and cultural history for the past twenty-five years, by sharing the life of indigenous, rural and urban people on several continents.
I am currently doing research
at the EHESS on the social organization of a peasant community in Madagascar and its relationship to the State and the world.
Combining social sciences and creative projects
, I have carried out a series of innovative research and cultural action initiatives with communities of various sizes (from villages to large cities). In 1998, I founded ALTAMIRA, an international cultural action project for which I managed various human and musical adventures
in Asia and Africa as well as in my home town of Saint-Denis in France. These projects have resulted in many films, records and live performances highlighting the cultural resources of the local participants.
Today, I share this experience by giving conferences
but also as a trainer
: steering collective projects, decoding society with anthropology, strengthening general culture, etc...
These multiple fields of action allow me to share a vision of humanity and the world
nourished by what I have learned from the men and women I have met all over the world.