"To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control, that can lead you to be shattered in very extreme circumstances for which you were not to blame. That says something very important about the human condition of the ethical life: that it is based on a trust in the uncertain and on a willingness to be exposed; it’s based on being more like a plant than like a jewel, something rather fragile, but whose very particular beauty is inseparable from its fragility."  - Martha C. Nussbaum

Publications – An open laboratory, a workshop and a living space: La MYNE in Villeurbanne

This article, written collectively by the members of the La MYNE community, relates their experience born of the desire to create frameworks for the reappropriation of action research around the themes of ecological transition. La MYNE is a third place that combines the functions of an open source laboratory, a manufacturing workshop and a living space. It is plural in its orientations and practices, and focuses in particular on experimentation

Publications – The Myne: the UFO of the third places

Text: Laury-Anne Cholez Translated by Connie Chow-Petit, excerpted from Socialter Magazine, Hors Série issue – Le guide des travailleurs indépendant 2019. In the suburbs of Lyon, the La Myne laboratory welcomes researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs to experiment and invent. And fight against the precariousness of the self-employed through an innovation of their own accord: a Community permanent contract. La Myne The Myne begins with an enigma. Usually, to understand the

Publications – THIRD-PLACES: A MODEL TO FOLLOW? MYNE: for an ability to act as a citizen

Translated by Connie Chow-Petit, this Interview is excerpted from Observatoire magazine Issue No.52 Summer 2018 under the Creative Commons license CC-BY-SA 4.0. Interview with Lisa PignotBenjamin Chow-Petit, Connie Chow-Petit,La Myne members The Manufacture of Ideas and New Experiments (MYNE), based in Villeurbanne, is a citizen research laboratory working on the co-construction of experimental projects for sustainable lifestyles by and for civil society: “Join the MYNE” is to reclaim and do-it-yourself in

Stories of … The Universe

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan Whether inspired by a text, a person, or by the deep observation of the vastness of the Universe, or by participating in society and deciphering its intricate and often challenging patterns; our quest for meaning is a powerful drive. Meaning is created rather than found. It often involves getting familiar with the turmoils and aleas of complexity and all

Publications – Embracing the emerging values that make Life grow by Olivier Frérot

Translated by Connie Chow-Petit from chapter 4 on Emerging Values in the book“Vers une Civilisation de la Vie : Entreprendre et coopérer” by Olivier Frérot. Let’s take a close look at these emerging values, these forces of life, which are irrigating the new civilization from within. They are ordered to the all-out growth of the diversity and multiplicity of life forms. They animate human beings whose meaning and purpose is