LE MONDE N'EST PAS ROND

Artistic webzine on migration, borders, human rights

Peprin

« Peprin » est le rêve d’un étranger, un européen, petit bourgeois, lettré, accueilli dans un village maltais, Safi, à Pâques. A Malte, on célèbre la mort et la résurrection du Christ, … Continue reading

27/12/2014 · Leave a comment

Impasse

12 kilometres east of Beirut, on a hill overlooking the Beirut-Tripoli highway, the Dbayeh refugee camp hosts mainly Christian Palestinian refugees, some descended from the original group displaced from Galilee … Continue reading

27/12/2014 · Leave a comment

6th Continent – a photographic travelogue around the Mediterranean. Interview with Mattia Insolera

Seven years. Thirteen countries. 23,084 km by motorbike, 19,270 km on all types of sea vessels. Mattia Insolera’s 6th Continent is an immense and highly poetic photographic project, capturing the essence of … Continue reading

27/12/2014 · Leave a comment

Bitter Oranges – African migrant workers in Rosarno. Interview with Carole Reckinger

“It is really a new form of slavery. Actually, it is a step further than slavery. In classical slavery, the slaves were the property of the landowners. You make sure … Continue reading

01/12/2014 · Leave a comment

Die Hoffnungsträger

Christina liebt Musik. Zu Hause hatte sie Klavierunterricht. Mit Hilfe von Popsongs hat sie gelernt, fließend Englisch zu sprechen. Sie hat sich die Texte eingeprägt und sie nachgesungen. Die Dreizehnjährige … Continue reading

02/11/2014 · Leave a comment

Ultima Estação: Esperança / Lescht Statioun: Hoffnung

En 2012, l’Institut Camões Luxembourg demande aux trois photographes Jessica Theis, Jérôme Melchior et Paulo Lobo de réaliser une série de portraits d’immigrants portugais arrivés au Luxembourg récemment et ayant … Continue reading

16/10/2014 · Leave a comment

Love at the bottom of the sea – 3rd October, Day of Memory and Hospitality

Friday 3rd October 2014 marks one year since the tragedy off Isola dei Conigli, Lampedusa, a shipwreck in which 366 people lost their lives – men, women, children, and a newborn baby … Continue reading

03/10/2014 · Leave a comment

On the Bridge to Strasbourg

On 18th May 2014, over 200 refugees and supporters began a 450 km March for Freedom to Brussels, crossing the bridge from Kehl (Germany) into Strasbourg (France). Dutch poet and no-border … Continue reading

22/05/2014 · Leave a comment

To Be A Refugee

In the summer of 2013, photographer Daniel Setiawan and researcher James Helfrich interrupted their holiday in Malta, and with the assistance of Integra Foundation, set about filming a documentary on … Continue reading

10/05/2014 · 1 Comment

“Do Fences Make Good Neighbors?”

Barriers for peace, or barriers to peace? In this sociopolitical essay, Dr. Christine Leuenberger of Cornell University examines the effects of border walls over time, with a poignant comparison of … Continue reading

18/04/2014 · Leave a comment

At the Arrivals of Heathrow Airport

Another short, sharp poem by Maltese author Immanuel Mifsud, taken from the collection Fid-Dar ta’ Clara (At Clara’s Place), 1998. The “Antarctica World Passport” shown in the photograph, designed by … Continue reading

03/04/2014 · Leave a comment

Gedanken aus dem Niemandsland

„Heimatlosigkeit Nichtgewollter. Im Europa der Demokratien und der Prosperität, im Vorbildkontinent“. Rudolf Söllner’s Gedanken aus dem Niemandsland. Fotos: Carole Reckinger. ROSARNO. Sonne mildert alles Elend, wirft fröhlich Schatten der alternden Rohbauten … Continue reading

14/03/2014 · Leave a comment

Rêves en dérive

À l’occasion du Festival des migrations, des cultures et de la citoyenneté (Luxembourg, 14-16 mars), le poète Antoine Cassar, co-éditeur du journal artistique Le monde n’est pas rond, a interviewé … Continue reading

25/02/2014 · Leave a comment

Mathématiques

Comme une traînée de poudre, la vidéo du poème Mathématiques de Hollie McNish a fait le buzz à maintes reprises depuis sa publication il y a un an, et a … Continue reading

04/02/2014 · Leave a comment

Before Me There Were Deserts

“At night I have slept in the footprints of animals”. Shifting sands, migrating camels, Bedouins in the desert of desire. A primordial, earthy poem by Müesser Yeniay, together with a … Continue reading

28/01/2014 · Leave a comment

Marquage territorial par l’art ou idéologie coloniale

Le street art repousse les frontières de l’appropriation territoriale entre Palestine et Israël. À travers le regard de Hashem, un Palestinien vivant dans un quartier israélien d’une ville de Cisjordanie, … Continue reading

22/01/2014 · Leave a comment

Crowdfunding a Maltese passport for an asylum seeker – chronicle of an aborted yet fertile campaign

In response to Malta’s plans to offer citizenship to “ultra-high net worth individuals” in return for a one-time ‘donation’ of €650,000, Antoine Cassar, one of the editors of Le monde … Continue reading

15/01/2014 · 1 Comment

Tattooed trains

“Black dormant iron, black steel whining / a scream of sorrow through every pore.” So begins Pablo Neruda’s early poem Workshops at night, on his childhood relationship with locomotives as … Continue reading

13/01/2014 · 1 Comment

Mano de Dios

Based on a true story, Adolf El Assal’s short film Mano de Dios (2010, 15 min.) follows the day-to-day struggle of an Argentinian immigrant who has lived almost half of … Continue reading

20/12/2013 · Leave a comment

Pass / Passeport / Passport

A short, sharp poem by Maltese author Immanuel Mifsud, translated into the four languages of Le monde n’est pas rond: Luxembourgish, German (both trad. Francis Kirps), French (trad. Elizabeth Grech), … Continue reading

20/12/2013 · Leave a comment

Qu’est-ce qu’un «migrant» ?

«Migrant», «immigré», «expatrié» … la confusion règne. Le terme «migrant», est-il vraiment neutre? Voilà quelques mots de Paca Rimbau, sur l’abus trop fréquent de ce terme. Même s’il est très … Continue reading

20/12/2013 · Leave a comment