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I'm going to talk about the notion of « spaces and exchanges ». A possible definition of this notion is the deals with the geographical and symbolic areas that all societies occupy and the interactions between men and different societies. I think this notion is very present today in our life, because this world is moving all the time and really quickly. All technologies, like Internet, make that we exchange information and values, more and more. But not only, have people travelled all the time. We are able to share our culture with everybody. First, I will talk about globalization, which has the most important impact in our life. How exchanges in this modern world contribute to evolution of our society ?

On the point of globalization, there are positives and negatives impacts. In fact, the globalization implies an access, for companies and consumers, to products from different countries, and the knowledge of those. Also, with the globalization, information can be exchanges faster. And, people are more open and tolerant to each other, and are being able to live in different parts of the world. But, the acknowledged benefits that accrue to some segments of our society must be weighed against the inequalities that globalization creates in others. In fact, rich begin richest, but non-rich became poorer, and live in poor conditions. There is a social injustice! For make products, prisoners and child workers are used to work in inhumane conditions, as well as human trafficking. It is pitiful. I can’t understand how can have so many inequality in the world. I know that I’m not in position to judge responsible. Myself I contribute to the globalization and thus inequality. For example, I know that today, I wear a sweet made in China, shoes which are coming to Japan. Almost all my clothes are not French. I saw a documentary about this globalization, and problem is, we are dependant to other countries for food, clothes, and other.

Our world is built on the exploration and conquest of new spaces. The different cultural, economic, sociological and language interactions have shaped and characterised our modern-day world. That why I think immigration or gap year contribute on that. Immigration to USA belongs to five hundred years ago, with Christopher Columbus. Then, time passed and American dream is still current. Now, more people go to America for work. Also, this immigration contributes to a cultural mixture. Today, there are more and more gap year, that is students who are going to other countries for learn a new language and see an other culture. Me, my dream is to go to New York for doing a year during my studies. I think it’s very important to discover other countries, peoples, cultures, usual … It’s essential to understand this world in perpetual change and evolution.

One of the major developments in the most recent years is the Internet and the different social networks like Facebook, Twitter or Skype. This is a new way to communicate today. These networks make it easier for us to stay in touch with friends and family abroad, they open up borders and enable us to communicate with people abroad. However there are also disadvantages to this fast development of internet: there is a lot of false information available, people can become addicted and spend less time with friends and family, there are others dangers such as bullying , pornography, identity theft … I understand exactly what does it mains, because I’m young and in the hearth of that.

To finish, I’m just telling one or two words about education school. There is more and more social diversity and more knowledge than in the past. Thanks to internet information travels faster than before (but this can sometimes be negative especially when the information is false).

To conclude, I think that exchanges are become very important in this world, always in movements. Little by little, with the globalization, we can see borders disappear. Spaces become one world because all spaces need to others countries for live.

I'm going to talk about the notion of « Seats and forms of power ». First of all I would like to give a quick definition of that notion. Power is a strength or force exerted or capable of being exerted, power is synonym of might. On the scale of a country where the power can be exercised in a democratic or on the contrary dictatorial way, the art is one of ways used to inform and denounce. In the contemporary company, the art is a part of the everyday life of the citizens, thus it is by this way that are made certain information or claiming. The question we ask ourselves is « Does the art are stronger than weapons? » In the first place, we shall see why the art does not still serve to fight against the dictatorships or the war, and secondly, we shall see on the contrary how the artists can denounce the injustices, the war and the dictatorships by their talent.

To begin, we can supposed that power and weapons are closely linked, it means that there is no nation, no king, no leader whithout an army, so seemingly an unarmed artist does not have any real power. Weapons cause the death of many citizens in the world,  indeed swords wipes out humanity off the surface of the globe. Artists and all of people are vulnerable. Nothing they can do against weapons.

→ It seems complicated to use the art as way to fight against the war or the oppression, because not all artists are engaged in a fight against oppression, some artists side with power, share the same ideology as the oppressors.

→ In a way, the corruption does not either seem to be able to be stopped because some arts and some artists contribute to the glorification of the autorithies for financial or social reasons. We can quote the example of the artists close to dictators, who draw them, paint them, glorify them in the arts, which participate in their personality cult, what makes of a dictator that it is in control at every level.

However, artists have always been feared by all oppressive systems, so they must be powerful enough to threaten even dictators and tyrants. For example, the Pilgrim fathers tried to out law different modes of music they felt could upset the balance of society.


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