Integration and New Business Director
The Handmaid's Tale
I only got around to watching the third season of The Handmaid’s Tale this year – it isn’t new, but it resonates strongly in the post-#MeToo era. Women’s empowerment has been particularly topical this year in France, especially after stories came out about several agency bosses in Paris. But this political piece of fiction isn’t addictive just because it talks about women’s roles in a fear-based society; it also touches on several other themes, such as the influence of religions, the treatment of migrants, and widespread caution due to the troubling rise of authoritarianism – all subjects that resonate strongly today and that our field must keep our eyes open to.
Usbek & Rica
At a time when everyone is running around like headless chickens trying to ride THE wave that will reach millennials, Bonus by Usbek and Rica takes a welcome step back and considers the future with intelligence. Whether it’s an investigative piece on the French army hiring San Francisco writers to imagine the future, geopolitical fiction on the United States of Africa, decrypting GAFA cryptocurrency, or a prospective piece of the future of urbanism, their point of view is always objective, researched and often positive. It’s stimulating and inspiring – a piece of media like no other for both the creative-minded as well as the business-minded.