Rebel France IV


Walls are talk­ing in France!

And here is the last part of this year’s “hunt­ing graf­fi­tis in France”. As usual, the trans­la­tion is below.

French Political Graffitis

  • Pas­sons à l’offensive sans atten­dre” (“let’s take the offen­sive now”): a sticker found on the Uni­ver­sity of Nantes cam­pus. They were on strike for a long time, I assume this is related.
  • BDDP Unlim­ited — Pro­duc­teur d’idées et de médias”: I found this graf­fiti in Paris, near Bar­bès. The com­pany, BDDP Unlim­ited (prob­a­bly an adver­tis­ing com­pany) adver­tised they were “pro­duc­ing ideas and medias”. Some­body iron­i­cally wrote below: “in a word, a con­tin­u­ous flow of ideas… tell me I’m dream­ing!”. And some­one else added: “canned intel­li­gence, prob­a­bly…”.
  • Signs nearby the Paris City Hall: uni­ver­si­ties teach­ers, researchers, staffs and stu­dents have been on strike for a while, against a umpteen uni­ver­sity reform. Can’t explain the details, it’s very tech­ni­cal… any­way, as a sign a protest, they cov­ered the City Hall with var­i­ous ban­ners, includ­ing some in Chi­nese and Eng­lish to explain why they protest. They also walk in cir­cle night and day (see their blog, La Ronde Infinie Des Obstinés).
  • Moi, c’est le geste qui m’intéresse” (“I’m only inter­ested in the ges­ture”): I found this sign on the top of a very high wall. I had to squint to read… and I found it funny. The artist didn’t wanted to share his wis­dom or his opin­ions like many of the graf­fi­tis writer, he just stuck a big sheet of paper on top of the wall.

That’s it!

We are back in Ottawa, it’s almost spring and… and I should sleep now.


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French woman in English Canada. World citizen, new mom, traveler, translator, writer and photographer. Looking for comrades to start a new revolution.


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