Director of the Institut du Tout-monde since its foundation by Édouard Glissant in 2006, Sylvie Glissant has shared his life since the 1980's in Paris, Baton Rouge, Martinique and New York. With him, she organized the Prix Carbet de la Caraïbe (created in 1990), numerous international colloquia, and sustained the Édouard Glissant Prize, created in 2002 by the University Paris VIII, and the Maison de l'Amérique Latine. This grant acknowledges the scholarly contribution of one student and one researcher every year. She continues the Edouard Glissant's engagement by organizing cultural and scientifics events at the Institut du Tout-monde (Art collection of Museum du Tout-Monde, Program Mémoires des Esclavages and MOOC, Poétiques des Résistances, seminars, etc.) and by developing activities with several institutions (Maison de l'Amérique Latine, FMSH, Unesco). She is co-author with Glissant of La Terre magnétique. Les Errances de Rapa Nui, l'île de Pâques (Seuil, 2007). A clinical psychoanalyst in Paris and painter, she exhibits her work under the name of Sylvie Séma.