This mapping workshop is based on a corpus of references linked to the book "De la violence coloniale dans l'espace public" published in 2021 (Shed publishing).

The workshop is led by the author of the book Seumboy Vrainom :€ and the editor, Lydia Amarouche.

Mapping is a method of collective reading stemming from popular education which allows the creation of a common culture around a subject by articulating theory, practice and a sensitive approach.

Seumboy Vrainom :€ is an apprentice digital shaman.

A pure heir of French colonial history, he grew up in Luth, a housing estate in the Paris region, on the 13th floor of a tower block, floating in the virtual. Faced with the difficulty of reappropriating the land, he naturally immersed himself in digital space. Torn between the technological singularity and the collapse of the thermo-industrial society, he militates for a decolonial ecology. In 2020, he founded the Youtube channel Histoires Crépues.

Madeleine Planeix-Crocker is Associate Curator at Lafayette Anticipations.


Madeleine is also co-director of the "Troubles, Alliances et Esthétiques" Chair at the Beaux-Arts de Paris and a permanent member of the Scientific Research Council of the ESAD, Reims.

A graduate of Princeton University in cultural studies, Madeleine earned a Master's degree in Media, Art and Creation from HEC Paris and a Master's degree from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). There she led an arts-based research-action project with Women Safe non-profit, where she now facilitates a theater and creative writing workshop. Madeleine is currently a PhD candidate at the EHESS (CRAL), studying practices for commoning in contemporary performance.

She has been practicing dance and theater since childhood.

Lydia Amarouche is an editor and art worker.

In 2020 she founded Shed publishing, an independent publishing house, which publishes essays on social and political criticism and children's literature.