◀︎  Exhibitions

What are we doing tomorrow?

Exhibition and events to envision “what comes next”

Exhibition from June 16 to September 6, 2020

For its reopening, the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris’ center for urban planning and architecture, is transforming the ground floor of its main hall into an agora to present all of the contributions received since 16 April 2020 on the platform “What are we doing tomorrow?”

This evolving exhibition and the accompanying events on site and online seek to allow everyone to continue to share and discuss the urban problems that already existed or that have emerged as a result of our current health crisis.
The exhibition already brings together more than 150 contributions from architects, students, engineers, landscape architects, developers, real estate professionals, urban planners, and citizens to form a corpus of thought-provoking, sometimes discordant responses to the challenges facing our city today. Ordered by date and with no filter, as they were submitted on the platform, these many visions present each person’s concerns for all to see. Whether they involve housing and transformability, metropolis and governance, mobility and solidarity, climate and rurality, attics and cemeteries, carbon and construction, speed and a sense of the local, or the distance from others and the world, the topics addressed all address the major stakes involved in creating cities. Conceived as a dynamic, interactive event, “What are we doing tomorrow?” welcomes contributions posted by 30 June 2020.

At the same time, the Pavillon de l’Arsenal is opening the floor for debate on the creation of the city through its schedule of events led by the teams from tema.archi, in person and live on social media, to allow everyone to participate and interact with the guest contributors. And so as not to lose the thread of productivity that all these positive thoughts and new visions and expectations have generated, the Covid crisis notwithstanding, the Pavillon de l’Arsenal will publish a volume comprising all the contributions this fall.

Exhibition opening
Tuesday, 16 June 2020, admission free, open Tuesday-Sunday from 11 AM to 7 PM

Events online and in person
Events scheduled on Thursdays for 25 June, 2 July, and 9 July at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal

Publication forthcoming in Fall 2020 


Exhibition created by the Pavillon de l’Arsenal
Free entry