Josefa's journey is now more than 10 years old and it is difficult to sum up in a few words a vision that has been built up over the years. If only to note that our migrations open us up to other forms of relationship to the world, of which we are, together, each in our own way, migrant inhabitants.
Thus, the challenge of the Josefa Foundation has been and remains to question the fact of migration and this "in everyday life" and of each and every one of us, you, me, us and especially not "them".
It is a question of considering the migratory phenomenon as fundamental; there are no "migrants" but rather a reality that makes us all one, migrant. Josefa thus considers that we are all migrants, that each human being is unique and that at the basis of our human condition, our migrations can only be understood according to various harmonics (physical/spatial-temporal, psycho-spiritual and spiritual).
The concreteness of this vision is the practical experience of the Josefa House since May 2015 according to our existences (more than 130 residents and thousands of visitors for talks, conferences, workshops, concerts, exhibitions...).
For the Josefa Mill, the proposal (Habitats, Biodiversities, Arts and Spiritualities) wants, among other things, to rethink our relationships and interdependencies, and thus our "inhabiting the world".
The Habitat is not seen as a function versus housing but as an in itself: to inhabit the world and to be inhabited by the world.
Here again, it is not a question of intellectual speculation but of sensitive realities (buildings, land, meadows, woods, rivers, residents, other non-human living beings).
Finally, for the Josefa Foundation and for the Josefa House, there have been, to date, about 100 volunteers or Pro-Bono people and, in addition, most of the residents have contributed (creating workshops or events or internal or external animations).
And, the Josefa network reaches almost 15,000 people or organizations in Belgium and around the world.
For Habitat Josefa and the Josefa Mill, the story begins. Of course, we will be building on the Josefa Foundation's journey, but we will be welcoming new faces, new profiles, whether they are associates, residents or friends, in order to develop the four pillars proposed to date: Habitats, Biodiversities, Arts and Spiritualities.
In a way, according to an integral ecology, it is a question of thinking of another economy of the living, more mutualised and perspectivist. Metamorphoses of our common migrations.