Our theme this week: Recover
COVID-19 challenges us at every level, for it forces us to question our status quo, our way of living and our assumptions. This week, we explore the experience we all faced through a new spectrum: Recover. How can we recover individually after mourning, a trauma, a deprivation of freedom or a lack of human contact? How will societies recover, what will be the role of the State? The crisis has highlighted socio-economic and gender inequalities in particular: can we all recover in the same way?
Join us on Friday June 12 at 6.15 pm for a conversation about this week’s images with our guests Rebecca Amsellem, French-Canadian feminist activist and Yves Daccord, humanitarian leader.
Moderator: Pascal Hufschmid, director, MICR
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Rebecca Amsellem is the founder of French feminist newsletter Les Glorieuses and of Gloria Media, a media company which published four newsletters. She holds a PhD in economics. Her thesis, « Museums go international – new strategies, new business models », was published in September 2019 by Peter Lang Editions. She also launched non-partisan pro-women political campaigns in France such as the #5Novembre16h47, the movement for equal pay and #StopPrécaritéMenstruelle to make organic menstrual products available in public places.
Rebecca Amsellem is also the author of « Les Glorieuses: chronicles of a feminist » (2018, Hoëbeke). In 20 chronicles, the author narrates the genesis of a feminist commitment that was constituted through those of illustrious women.
Yves Daccord is a renowned humanitarian leader, international strategist, influencer and changemaker. His current focus is on the themes of control of human flux, big data, national security and the role of cities, which will be the subject of a special applied research project at Harvard University. From 2010 – March 2020 he was Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), a global humanitarian organization employing 20,000 staff. A former journalist, TV producer and international relations expert, his ICRC career spanned more than two decades in a variety of posts and challenging contexts – including Israel and the Occupied Territories, Sudan, Yemen, Chechnya and Georgia. Prior to his appointment as Director-General, he held the posts of Head of Communication Division and Director of Communications. He was Chair of the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR) from January 2015 until December 2019, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and of the FIFDH (Festival du film et forum international sur les droits humains). He holds a degree in political science and an honorary doctorate in social sciences from the University of St. Gallen, awarded in 2017.
Coronavirus crisis. Louvre empty. FRANCE. Paris 12th district, the 17th of march, 5:15pm.
© Patrick Zachmann/Magnum Photos
I was walking near the Bosphorus, thinking that I've never felt that lonely in this city before, which is home for 16 million people. The crowd that I was complaining about was not here anymore; streets, buses, ports, boats were all empty. I started to see details I never noticed before, rediscovering my city. And I saw this incredible scene, thousands of jellyfish enjoying this quiet deep blue water of Istanbul. TURKEY. Istanbul. April 1, 2020.
© Emin Ozmen/Magnum Photos
Coronavirus crisis. A closed coffin with a man died from Covid19 at the hospital Tenon.
© Patrick Zachmann/Magnum Photos