L’amour et l’attachement à un lieu sont le cœur vibrant d'un processus qui permet de s’identifier à une histoire et un passé partagé. Cet attachement affectif ouvre au vivre ensemble et à la bienveillance envers soi et la collectivité. Cet amour rend inclusif et curieu...

October 5, 2018

Imagine a rural area along the Lualaba-Congo River way out to the east of the country. Imagine traveling 10 to 12 hours by car through forests and hills to cover a 230 km journey south of Kindu, the capital of the Maniema Province. During the rainy season this journey...

October 23, 2017

Last autumn I participated in a guided tour of Belgium’s colonial heritage organised by the association ‘Collectif Mémoire Coloniale et Lutte contre les Discriminations’. Those visits are held on a regular basis in Brussels and concentrate on monuments, buildings, stre...

August 30, 2017

At the invitation of Florence Aigner from Polymorfilms, I had the opportunity to participate last may at a collective and citizen-led workshop on Azemmour’s cultural heritage. This meeting was the result of a photographic workshop held in 2015 in the medina of Azemmour...

May 23, 2017

During May and June 2016 I participated in an exploratory investigation to evaluate the archaeology and heritage resources of the Maniema Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our team included Clément Mambu from the Institute of National Museums of the Congo,...

May 15, 2017

It was the titles, "Creating New Scenarios for Archaeology" and "This is not a Congress", that first sparked my interest for Nearching Factory in Santiago de Compostella (Spain). When I looked up the website, I was struck by the themes at the core of this ‘gathering’:...

May 9, 2017

The idea for Groundworks came after twenty years of near-continuous involvement in the African and European heritage sector. My first visit to Africa was in 1996 when I joined an archaeological excavation by UCL's Kevin C. MacDonald near Douentza in the Ghourma Region...

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