LE MONDE N'EST PAS ROND

Artistic webzine on migration, borders, human rights

All that matters and squid pancakes

“Is this worldliness —if that’s what it is— the reason for my lack of footing, grounding, Daniel asked me with a penetrating stare. The reason for my being treated as … 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

Open Up Your Mind

“We all hope and we all try, we all long for something fair / but if all you sow’s convention, so you reap.” A song by Pieter van der Paverd, … 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

Havarie

Created, produced and performed by international quartet Lost Goose Theatre Company, HAVARIE tells the story of two sisters who board a boat and leave their home. What drives them forward is not … Continue reading

02/11/2014 · 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

Io non ho paura – I am not afraid

One of the most effective antidotes to fear, whether personal or collective, is to write about it, or better still, to sing about it. Awarded the ‘Premio Demo’ in 2013, … Continue reading

16/08/2014 · 1 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

Port-a-Border

“Why build four thousand miles when four feet will do? Introducing Port-a-Border! Your own personal portable anti-immigrant security system!” Cutting-edge border technology, advertised by the Latino Comedy Project. Order your … Continue reading

22/05/2014 · Leave a comment

The Atlas

“Whether, entering port, we shall be welcomed by sun or by storm / or the cold mist of the breath of those who judge us, / or whether what we … Continue reading

23/04/2014 · Leave a comment

Rmilat / Las Cuevas

Paradis touristique situé à moins d’une heure de Tanger, Rmilat, célèbre pour sa falaise d’argile bleue, se transforme chaque soir en huis clos morbide. Les militaires évacuent les touristes et … Continue reading

23/04/2014 · Leave a 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

Citoyen du monde

Vendredi 18 avril à la Kulturfabrik de Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, le groupe allemand Irie Révoltés sera en concert. Personne n’est illégal et Le monde n’est pas rond seront présents aussi, avec … 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

je n’ai pas oblitéré mon ticket voyage dans la matrice du silence…

Un aller simple pour traverser les frontières – élastiques, cassées, nouilles difformes et poisseuses… Un poème de Alexandra Fixmer, poète frontalière, qui sera parmi nous pour une rencontre poétique maltaise-luxembourgeoise, … 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

From tent to tent

From one tent to the next: a heart-wrenching symmetry runs through the recent history of the peoples of Palestine and Syria. War, exile, separation, yet always hope, including through self-expression. … Continue reading

04/02/2014 · 1 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