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Euthanasie: une nécessité de réglementation?

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«Euthanasie» est un nom d’origine grecque signifiant «mort douce». Dans son acceptation actuelle, ce terme désigne le fait pour un médecin de donner la mort à un malade incurable, à sa demande, dans le but d’abréger ses souffrances. Cette pratique est loin d’être acceptée par les pays du globe, dans la plupart de ceux-ci elle est considérée comme illégale et constitue une infraction du fait qu’elle soit qualifiée d’homicide volontaire.
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Metageography or the power to reshape the world

 

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In order to understand the world in which we live in, as well as the relationships between each country, we use reading grids and various models of interpretation. By doing so we are unconsciously implementing some metageography. Indeed, the structure, shaping and the organisation of our geographical knowledge is arranged according to abstract concepts, founded mostly on current facts. Just by the action of classifying, or simply labelling, all our world depictions automatically go through multiple processes, entailing some important consequences. Continue reading “Metageography or the power to reshape the world”

La métagéographie ou le pouvoir de découper le monde

 

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Pour comprendre et interpréter le monde dans lequel nous vivons, et les relations entre les pays qui y prennent place, nous utilisons tous des grilles de lectures, des modèles d’interprétation. Nous faisons tous de la métagéographie, autrement dit la construction, le découpage et l’organisation de nos connaissances géographiques selon des conceptions de l’esprit, plus ou moins fondés par rapport à des faits concrets. Afin de classer, ou simplement de nommer, toutes nos représentations du monde passent par de tels mécanismes et cela implique des conséquences à grande échelle.

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Collective art, Pompidou Center and Palais de Tokyo

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Last week, on March 28, the Pompidou Centre opened an exhibition with the title: Chagall, Lissitzky, Malévitch: L’avant-Garde Russe à Vítebsk (1918-1922). The exhibit revolves around a revolutionary art school, Vitebsk Fine Arts School, and three key figures in the elaboration of their new artistic education and collaborative creativity: Marc Chagall, the institution’s founder, and two artists that Chagall invites as professors: El Lissitzky and Kazimir Malevich, creator of Suprematism. Works of the three painters, with works by other students and teachers of the school are exposed, while the Russian avant-garde is explored, especially the creation and development of Suprematism and the UNOVIS group (Followers of the New Art, by its initials in Russian). Continue reading “Collective art, Pompidou Center and Palais de Tokyo”

Brexit: What Britain leaving the EU could mean for British and European archaeology

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The result of the 2016 Brexit referendum came as a shock for many, while others saw it more as a wake-up call. Voices were being raised that the EU would have to work on its concept and it also became increasingly obvious that other EU-countries were also struggling with Euroscepticism in politics and among its people. So far, it does not look like the EU is facing mass-egression, but it remains to be seen how negotiations between Britain and the EU will conclude. For now, there is no concrete information on this, but the different parts that now have to disentangle offer some sort of prognosis as to how and if there can still be a form of cooperation after Brexit. One of the fields which will be hit very hard by Brexit is archaeology. As a cultural science, it is a discipline based on many different other sciences such as anthropology, geology, biology, or chemistry and physics, and is traditionally dependent on cultural exchange and international funding.

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