BIOGRAPHY




BorisVosges



Anthropologist 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. 



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My musical works have been acclaimed by major french cultural magazines such as Télérama, Les Inrockuptibles, Mondomix, and rewarded by the prestigious Académie Charles Cros. 

Ten years of work with the City of Saint-Denis as a pilot of socio-cultural projects with the inhabitants led to the awarding by the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Health of the label Bien Vieillir Vivre Ensemble in 2010.

As an artist or as a lecturer, I have performed at the Quai Branly Museum, the Guimet Museum, the University of the Philippines, the Alliance Française in Paris, the Espace Senghor in Brussels, as well as in a multitude of nearby places (retirement homes, schools, hospitals, etc...). 








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