Touki Bouki (1973) – Djibril Diop Mambéty

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Il s’agissait d’une loi permettant de poursuivre, voire d’emprisonner, ceux qui hébergent et aident des étrangers en situation jugée illégale. Ce « délit d’hospitalité » (je me demande encore qui a pu oser associer ces mots) est passible d’emprisonnement. Que devient un pays, on se le demande, que devient une culture, que devient une langue quand on peut y parler de « délit d’hospitalité », quand l’hospitalité peut devenir, aux yeux de la loi et de ses représentants, un crime ?

(…) Les frontières ne sont plus des lieux de passage, ce sont des lieux d’interdiction, des seuils qu’on regrette d’avoir ouverts, des limites vers lesquelles on se presse de reconduire, des figures menaçantes de l’ostracisme, de l’expulsion, du bannissement, de la persécution.

Jacques Derrida sur le “délit d’hospitalité” (1996) (Le Monde)

But caution about the potential of our cities and suburbs as wildlife habitat is probably still a good idea. One danger is that these landscapes may become “ecological sinks” — that is, places where excess individuals from undisturbed habitat can survive, but not ultimately increase. Having straw-headed bulbuls in central Singapore does not, for instance, ensure survival of the species.  Success with some more visible species may also blind us to broader but less obvious declines in other species. European rewilding, for instance, has not been rewilding for its insect population.

Small grains are “cool season” crops that are planted in the spring and provide coverage for the soil in the wet months, reducing erosion and soaking up excess nutrients that might otherwise end up in waterways. And since they’re harvested in July, farmers can then plant warm-season cover crops in the summer that develop robust root systems. This helps the soil function as a vital living ecosystem that retains more water, stores more carbon, and requires less fertilizer to grow food.

Small seed farming in Iowa (Yale Environment 360)

Communication

“It’s a matter of how we engage on the social front there.”

“It is a complex theme. We just need to be tapping into the objective of profile raising and how we can knit these objectives together over the next reporting season.”

“… so that we’re being much more aware of the brand when it comes to providing teams with our learnings.”

“We’ll get some great learnings in terms of the kinds of traction it gets, we just need to be on the front foot.”

“At the level that’s feasible for the team. Let’s go with what there is. Though there’s a little bit of work all three of us have been doing in terms of aligning and messaging with what’s already been put out.”

“If we see some traction there….”

“It’s a meeting I’m keen to push back on, and obviously we just need to be looping in with her.”

“Pushing the envelope of doing things differently. It’s an opportunity to be seized rather than waiting for it to happen.”

“The more we can join up, the more we can detail our own messaging.”

“How do we want to wrap it up, what’s our umbrella? Is it that the individual tactical elements just become pegged on the branding aspects of that journey?”

“There’s also the need to confirm what the story is with the project – we don’t want it slipping into Christmas.”

“Let’s control the enthusiasm of everyone writing and putting everything into the bucket.”