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How do we reconcile the dreamer and the pragmatist?

The world is in need of integral innovations. We need to invent, shape, and impact our society. We, as of the coming generation, this generation boiling with ideas and willingness to tackle the biggest challenges that mankind has ever dealt with. We are in front of a white page.

First, there is a space. A space that has no constraints but creativity. Then comes a team, a diversity of competences and perspectives. The sum of individualities and ambitions. Finally, there is a clear positioning; the collaboration of independent structures: agricultural research, architectural innovation, artist residency, workshop and database. Those worlds are constantly relation; they are mutually beneficial by attending and occupying a same physical ground, our farm. But each one of those worlds explores a very specific area. What glues it all together is one simple word – integral innovation – the cohesion of our common vision. The journey goes on and the story is reshaped with every encounter.
WHO ?
WHERE ?
WHY ?

Our team

Adrian

Architecture

Erika

Orchard

Eliott

Research

Judith

Database

Rodolphe

Workshop

Clarisse

Farm

Andy

Workshop

Geraldeen

Database

Theo

Artist Residency

Fritz

Workshop

MEET WITH OUR WORLDS

ECONOMY

Integral innovation also implies legal and financial innovation. We are dreamers but very aware of our dependency to traditional economy. Even more so, we do not reject the existing systems but rejoice in working with it, we find fun in its complexity.

The farm that we operate is owned by the SCI Namaskar that is composed of 80+ associates who placed some of their savings in this structure in order to give birth to our project. The SCI thus own lands and buildings and rents the whole to a SCOP Babuji, the commercial entity of our project. The association Les Moustaches had almost full control over the SCI which allows for deliberating on the conduct of the farm. The SCOP is putting at disposal some parts of the lands and buildings to the association that resides on the farm.
Soon, the artists’ residency and the architecture program will be independent legal structures that will operate in this legal ecosystem.

The model we have worked on and the activities being developed allow for 9 job opportunities:

- Association Les Moustaches: Database + Workshop : 2 + 2 Jobs

- Architecture Program: 1 Job

- Residency Program: 1 Job

- SCOP : Farming + Orchard + EM Research : 3 Jobs

Sponsors

Fondation Un Monde Par Tous
Fondation Pour Une Terre Humaine
Fondation Exclamation
Foundation Itancia




Partners

Help our choosing the right legal frameworks for our activity. Deepen our research process
Sharing of expertise and knowledge
Help our organisation of thinking processes
Sharing of expertise and knowledge
Help our network expansion
Adear Paca
Foundation Lunt
We are working on the development of a space of collaboration of structures that are embedded in a holistic approach to the reacquiring of knowledge and competences. We wish to create jobs that define us. Agriculture is our home, our foundation, our reference point for expansion. To everyone who is reflecting on our intention, we warmly welcome you to contact us.

CONTACT

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Mercantour National Park

contact@lesmoustaches.farm

+33 6 64 31 26 35

www.lesmoustaches.farm

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