We Dream Under the Same Sky

September 2017

 

16 – 21 September 2017
Week of exhibitions and conferences at the Palais de Tokyo

September 27, 2017
Benefit Auction by Christie’s at Galerie Azzedine Alaïa

We Dream Under the Same Sky

September 2017

 

16 – 21 September 2017
Week of exhibitions and conferences at the Palais de Tokyo

September 27, 2017
Benefit Auction by Christie’s at Galerie Azzedine Alaïa

Thanks for Nothing’s first initiative was held in September 2017 under the name of WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY.

This event to support refugees, created in collaboration with Chantal Crousel, Niklas Svennung and Julie Boukoza, was supported from the beginning by Maja Hoffmann and the Luma Foundation, François Pinault and Christie’s, Azzedine Alaïa and its Gallery, the Palais de Tokyo, Claudine Colin Communication Agency and BETC.

WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY took the form of an exhibition and a cycle of conferences at the Palais de Tokyo, followed by an auction organized with Christie’s at the Azzedine Alaïa Gallery.

WE DREAM UNDER THE SAME SKY has allowed more than 5,000 people to take measure of the refugee crisis and raised more than 2 million euros for 5 associations that support and accompany refugees in Europe: Migreurop, Anafé, La Cimade, Primo Levi Center and THOT.

All the collected funds were donated to the 5 associations. The funds permitted:

  • Increasing the mapping of the migratory policies in the EU and the denunciation 
of the migrants’ deportation – MIGREUROP
    Support for CIMADE actions in the field of awareness raising, learning French and coordinating activities on expulsions of foreigners
  • The implementation of actions for persons in difficulty at the borders by ANAFÉ and the defense of their rights
  • The psychological and medical support of the victims of political torture exiled in 
France at CENTRE PRIMO LEVI
  • The development of THOT, diploma school, and its actions on the learning of the French language to migrant people in France