ONE WORD TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Un mot qui change le monde.
Trouver un mot, un seul, qui change le monde, c’est tout un défi. Mais dans notre monde actuel qui multiplie les crises économiques, politiques, humanitaires et environnementales, il faudra peut-être s’habituer à vouloir relever des défis de cet ordre.
Parce qu’ils ont le souci de transformer le dur présent en futur envisageable, nous avons interrogé quelques étudiants —artistes, penseurs et leaders —des universités anglophones de Montréal. Nous leur avons demandé de trouver un mot, un seul, qui ait une charge transformatrice —sur le plan local comme international — et de nous en décrire le potentiel.
C’était beaucoup demander. Nous sommes ravis de vous faire connaître leurs réponses.
Un projet proposé en anglais.
LES ÉTUDIANTES PARTICIPANTES
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(G L O W Z I)
Mot choisi : IMAGINATION
Mot choisi : HUMAN
Mot choisi : UNIVERSALITY
Mot choisi : RESPECT
BIOGRAPHIES DES PARTICIPANTES
(G L O W Z I)
G L O W Z I is a multidisciplinary artist based in Tiohtià:ke (“Montreal”). From painting to digital drawing and music production, the artist always lets her curiosity guide her through the vast and majestic art world. Through her artistic pieces and performances, G L O W Z I explores various themes such as Blackness, power and nostalgia. By representing her ways of thinking, struggles, successes and failures through her pieces, the multidisciplinary artist conveys anyone whose eyes meet her creations to her funky artistic world.
Farhana Jumki Haque is a student at Concordia University, currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Educational Technology. She did her Bachelor’s degree in SCPA (School of Community and Public Affairs); and Political Science. Born in Dubai, U.A.E, Haque grew up in Tiohtià:ke / Montréal, – her origin being Bangladesh. She can speak Bengali, Hindi, Urdu, English and French. Haque is community-driven and at the same time she believes in the power of one. She has been involved in disability rights, healthcare accessibility, immigrant justice, mental health advocacy, youth empowerment, etc. From her past and present involvement, Haque has learned and continues to learn to be more human.
Juliette Näveke is a student in English Literature at McGill, focusing on postcolonialism and the commodification of literature. Though she is French and German, she has been in love with Montreal since she moved here. In the current lockdown, she spends most of her time knitting, crafting, or reading.
Kiana Picanco is currently majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Film Studies at Concordia University. Kiana’s interests includes creating films that intertwine with mental health problems as well as struggles that most people are too afraid to speak up about. Her goal is to one day create a coming of age moving image that focuses on the struggles that biracial teenagers face.