50 Shades of integrity

Visuel corruption_1This project is in progress. Only some activities took places, and others are in development.

Corruption Objectified, installation on objects of corruption, OECD Integrity Forum 2016, April19-20 2016

The fight against corruption, also called protection of integrity, is significantly active nowadays. European institutions as well as numerous governmental and non-governmental organisations have given priority to that matter. Lately, we have witnessed the emergence of NGO’s  condemning corruption, often with the help of the media. Several academic projects have also arisen in Europe. Even big companies have elaborated charters and trained their employees, following resounding corruption scandals. Though, a link is missing among these initiatives:  citizen and transversal actions directly addressing Europeans. An experience giving them the chance to inform themselves of the issue and react in a creative way.
When we discussed with actors involved in fighting against corruption, they share with us that they often witness a debate between experts. It is true that some cases are released through the media, but they often trigger fruitless reactions: a confusing mix of anger and mistrust towards countries, a feeling of a skewed process in the European societies’ social contract.
How could we trigger a more positive, active and citizen-based approach towards stakes linked to corruption and integrity? How could we bring a constructive and creative answer which can be spread among a lot of people?
This is precisely the approach of “50 Shades of Integrity”. Based on a hitherto unseen European partnership, composed of organizations of various origins and sizes, the project intends to create a field of expression so citizens should be able to share their views and be creative when discussing the Corruption topic. Through debates and artistic outputs, the project will bring a fresh perspective to these questions. It will allow citizens from different countries, generations and social backgrounds to gather and discuss. Together, we will try to bring an answer to this major concern through propositions that will hopefully contribute to the stimulation of the European Cohesion.

associated partners for this project in progress

La Transplanisphère / France

Teatro Rigodon / Italy

Theater Dortmund / Germany

Policies for Development / Bulgaria

Ex-Quorum / Portugal

Teatermaskinen / Sweden

Transparency International Liaison Office to the European Union / Belgium

This project has been designed in the frame of a Colletive Project with a group of Master 1 students from IEP Sciences Po Paris (France)

Here We Are

Here we are wishes to explore the relation between europeans and the refugees coming recently from area in conflict (Sub-Saharan Africa, Horn of Africa, Syria, Irak and Afghanistan). The project will provoke an artistic and civic space for an alternative dialog based on creating “common”.

logo here we areHere we are will be innovative in designing a framework that will escape from a repeated pattern of goodwill versus intolerance. Beyond mutual understanding, the project focuses on “learning together” and “creating together” as an example of a possible future.

This dialogue uses vocabulary ranging from arts, craft, media, technology and sciences. And from all communities involved, Here we are will gather and collaborate with artists, teachers, researchers, community leaders, public figures, students and youth groups.

The partners organisations involved will be based in the different countries associated to the project. Together, they will generate a trans sectoral consortium made of art companies, NGOs, educational organisations, private foundations, public entities and media. The experience will be shared to the european audience through a web platform linked to the social networks. This platform will also remain after the project as a reference for refugees and migrants projects in Europe.

As a final objective, this project wishes to engage participants and through them all the communities involved to reconsider their relation to the Other and create a dynamic space for dialog, learning and creation. The initiators wish to explore alternative pathways that will be shared with a large european audience. As a result, we hope that Here we are will contribute to a more positive approach on what the refugee crisis may actually trigger for Europe. Perhaps new dynamics in our creativity and a higher stimulation for building common addressed to the european project in progress.


A cooperation project between Greece, Italy, Turkey, Germany, Portugal and France

In response to Creative Europe Refugee Integration Call

Coordination: La Transplanisphère (Fr),  Co organisers: Teatro Rigodon (It), Eccom (It,) ODC Ensemble/Vyrsodepseio (Gr), Anadolu Kultur (Tr), Ex Quorum (Pt), Des Organismes Vivants (Fr), KJT Theater Dortmund (De), Forderband Kultur Initiative/Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte  (De)