Interview of Mathilde, kapseuse in Paris, in Banlieues Créatives
Mathilde, originally from Chevilly-Larue (94), is a philosophy student at the Sorbonne. In 2013, she decided to do a civic service within the AFEV for one year. She is in charge of the Kaps project, which the association has been running for more than five years in several French cities. The project consists of sharing accommodation with students in Crous residences or social housing located in working-class neighborhoods. In return, the students are asked to participate in the life of the neighborhood, to get involved as volunteers in social structures or associations, to help the inhabitants, etc. Then, a year ago, Mathilde became a kapseuse and moved into a shared apartment in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. She talks about her experience for Banlieues Créatives.