The Optimisticians don’t only imagine a future filled with solidarity, respect for nature or creativity and arts; they are creating projects according to these values. I met and interviewed these persons that inspired me.

The Optimisticians – Raúl

Raúl is born in la ciudad de Mexico and is very attached to Xochimilco, the last area with water channels in the capital. He created with his friend David Flores the Colectivo Ahuejote  in 2016: agricultura and comunidad. Meeting Raul made me realize again how...

The Optimisticians – Jeronimo

Efecto Colmena (which means ‘efect beehive’) is a mexican non profit organization working to preserve and rescue bees in the area of Mexico city. In the first part of the episode you will follow Jesus and Roberto during a the impressive rescuing operation...

The Optimisticians – Paco and Anuar

The Huerto Roma Verde is a green space in the Roma neighbourhood in the city of Mexico: the peaceful lungs of the area. I spent two hours in this magical place with its creator, Paco Ayala, who is passionate about the environment and culture and wants to show the...

The Optimisticians – Kelly and Khamla

Let me introduce Kelly and Khamla. They are passionnate about education and the arts. Chatting in their colourful kindergarden in Vientiane, where I volunteered for a month, they shared their passion with me. As well as their work in Vientiane, they are enabling...

The Optimisticians – Om

This is Om, who lives in harmony with the wild nature of northern Laos. It’s hard to say who has more energy: Om, or his dog Kuma! Om’s strong ecological and social convictions radiate around Luand Prabang thanks to the sustainable projects he has set in place. I met...