This exhibition traces the history of social struggles by workers against inequality, alienation and subjugation, from the 19th century to the present day.
Since the 19th century, men and women have mobilised themselves to obtain social and political rights and to improve their living conditions. Their stories have paved the way for our conquests, freedoms and social protection. From fighting the hellish working conditions imposed on manual workers to resisting today’s neoliberal policies, our history has been shaped by the determination of those who have opened the way for individual and collective emancipation.
En lutte postulates that a more egalitarian society is a question of choice that would benefit everyone. With its economic crises, consumerism, growing precariat, fear of the future, and so on, the current context often forces us to adopt behaviours that run contrary to that ideal. Yet, we all have a role to play in promoting public interest and living together.
This exhibition has been put together with the bold aim of reinvigorating our capacity to act and make things change. Here, we shine the spotlight on those whose inspirational contribution is all too often overlooked: the men and women who embody the power to act and who have worked for a fairer society based on principles of solidarity.