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Young students from the Collège Pierre Mendès, Paris, 20th arrondissement, with Julia Borderie


In our neighbourhood, "Les Portes du Vingtième" in Paris, why are we so uncomfortable in some places that we often go to, that we avoid them? Whether it's a park, a stadium, a walkway or a street corner, these places are mostly occupied by men. Every time we walk through or play in these spaces, we are met with sentences.
It was by questioning ourselves on the future of our neighbourhood that we decided to take action! Together, we occupied our neighbourhood spaces, we used our bodies to perform, our fists up and our backs brandishing strong statements. "Don't say those words to me anymore!" These words that we don't want to hear anymore, we are giving them for you to see!


This publication was realised by young students from the Collège Pierre Mendès in the 20th arrondissement of Paris: Chaima BOURARA, Mariama DIABY, Aicha DIOMANDE, Djeneba FOFANA, Selena HERLUC, Christina ITOUA-IKOBO, Ebène N’DAW, Kiné N’DAW, Nayé N’DIAYE, Océane NSEPANO, Dialla SACKO, Tatiana TCHILA, Btissam ZALAMETTE, with artist Julia Borderie and educator in charge of the Action Collégiens program Mehdi Ougmane, as part of the Action Collégiens program (an initiative designed to prevent and tackle school drop-out).


Photographs: Julia Borderie et Matthieu Samadet. 

Graphic design of the publication and the t-shirts: Maxisouk - Maxime Bersweiler & Soukvilay Cordier

A creation carried out as part of the "Mon Journal du Monde" program.  


The students voice their opinion on their project:

Sound clip produced by the CAUE (Paris Urban Architecture and Environment Council) during an educational workshop at the Collège Pierre Mendès France conducted as part of the New National Urban Renewal Programme.

Workshop led by Julia Borderie with young students from the Collège Pierre Mendès, Paris, 20th arrondissement © Matthieu Samadet

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