The river that wanted to write

The river that wanted to write

A book written by Camille de Toledo and led by the Loire Parliament Commission, of which COAL is a member.

What if a river, the Loire, and the various elements of the earth wrote a constitution? What if natural entities, rivers, mountains, forests, oceans, glaciers and soils… were, by dint of exploitation and predation, in the process of inventing their own grammar, demanding their own representation? The river that wanted to write unfolds a story: that of a legal land uprising where a constituent commission is entrusted with the task of welcoming the elements of nature (rivers, lakes, streams, forests, valleys, oceans…) into our political decision-making bodies.

The river that wanted to write – The hearings of the Parliament of the Loire

By Camille de Toledo
Manuella Editions, in co-edition with Les liens qui libèrent

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