What is Raccords?

Raccords is a free digital newsletter sent to your inbox every two months. Produced in partnership with Atelier 10, publisher of the Québec magazine Nouvelle projet, it offers inspiring, researched and documented content on various issues surrounding social innovation. Each edition presents four sections on the same theme and invites authors and personalities from all walks of life to share their points of view and expertise.

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Why Raccords? Beyond the nod to the french cinematographic term (which refers to the absence of editing glitches between scenes and ensures continuity), the title evokes our desire to fill the gaps that separate good ideas from their deployment opportunities, actors of change to the ecosystem players, and new approaches to those already tried and tested. Raccords (which could also be translated as Connections or Links) also refers to the MIS’s desire to contribute to the rooting of a true culture of collaboration and social innovation to better address the major challenges of the 21st century.

Raccords is a new form of digital literature that allows us to broaden the scope of our collective knowledge in social innovation. By deepening our understanding of this approach, we hope to contribute to redefining a better way of living together.


#03, November 2019

How to support the regenerative development of our habitats?

The climate walks that have shaken the streets of the world’s largest cities this year have discredited the exponential and extractivist development model that has been hailed by society for a century. Ecology is no longer the isolated struggle of a few, but the realm of a greater malaise, that of a broken relationship with our natural environment and the community. What if sustainable development was not, in fact, long lasting enough? This issue of Raccords invites us to draw inspiration from the intimate operating principles of nature, ancestral know-how and the specific characteristics intrinsic to each environment to regain lost harmony. For innovation sometimes also means taking a step back.

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