◀︎  Beyond the walls


Travelling exhibition programme

Convoking collective intelligence to think a city step by step with its commuters, is a challenge of collaborative urban practice which emerges nowadays. When citizens’ influence is essential to the urban fabrication, the exhibition “Co-urbanism” explores different trails and interrogates the conditions of its realization for a better cohabitation between the citizens and the professionals through 15 different approaches, in France and abroad.

Public spaces co-conception and management, ephemeral equipment support of social activation, foreign universities and non-programmed spaces, co-programming tools, program map, and open conceptions, 15 analyzed approaches in this exhibition are ordinary or progressive innovations which interfere in the cities or innovations of rupture, which transform their processes.

According to the Collective Approche.s!, these projects « often revive the principals in good way, erased by the financial or regulatory constraints. The challenge of this approach is to define how these propositions would enrich the classical approaches of urban projects and how they are applied. It does not act to the general solutions. Each project comes from a particular situation and from the encounter with who knows about it, and is inspired by adaptation, methodological hybridation and diversion of common tools ».

The teams which bring and devise these projects are diverse : architects, urbanists, offices of interdisciplinary studies, publics, designers or cultural actors. They develop plural know-how, at the cross of urban and human. The workshops brought last spring at Pavillon de l’Arsenal with the professionals, the habitants and the researchers, have permitted to identify the projects and to analyze their principles, methods and tools.

Urbanism of extraordinary ordinary, these approaches try to spark off neighbourly relations in all domains. Experimental urbanism, they prepare for testing the possibilities – in terms of customs, of planning but also of the social relations and of the relationship between the actors. Most often by the subtle forms, they rely on the “déjà là” and increase the potentiality of the place. By considering the city as an ecosystem, their ways of intervention cross the extent of space and time, all to offer a place on the initiatives of the populations.


Exhibition created by the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, 2015
Scientific curators : Urbanism’s workshop «Approche.s!»

Pavillon de l'Arsenal travelling exhibitions
Pavillon de l'Arsenal exports the urban know-how of the city of Paris and of French and Parisian architects through the presentation of travelling exhibitions. These exhibitions provide an opportunity for professionals of different nationalities to meet and strengthen links with cities and similar organisations in France and abroad.



17/10 > 15/11
- Centre des compétences de la région de Leningrad pour le développement du milieu urbain et la ville intelligente, Saint Petersbourg
15/10 > 28/11 - Archipel, Centre De Culture Urbaine, Lyon
10/09 > 25/09 - Institut Français de Russie, Novossibirsk 
03/09 > 09/10 - Médiathèque L'Ourse, Dinard
01/07 > 31/07 - Théâtre du drame Mikhaïl Lomonossov, Arkhangelsk 
23/04 > 16/05 - Institut Français de Russie, Tcheliabinsk 

07/09 > 10/11 - Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Biennale d'architecture et d'urbanisme de Séoul
25/02 > 14/03 - Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Nancy

28/09 > 31/10 - CAUE du Bas-Rhin, Strasbourg
11/04 > 15/06 - Maison de l'Architecture et de la Ville Paca, Marseille
02/03 > 07/04 - Maison de l'Architecture de Normandie, Rouen
12/01 > 23/02 - 308, Maison de l'Architecture d'Aquitaine, Bordeaux

03/10 > 22/12 - l'Alliance Française, Madrid
novembre 2017 - Faculté d’architecture et d’urbanisme de l’université fédérale, Bahia
mi-2017 - Villa Rohanne’c, Saint-Brieux
mi-mai - Eglise Saint-Pierre (pour CAUE de l’Yonne), Auxerre
07/02 > 15/04 - Maison de l’architecture et de la ville, Lille

14/10 > 15/10 - Maison de l’architecture de Savoie, Chambéry
04/05 > 25/07 - Le Pavillon, Caen 
09/05 > 22/07 - Atelier du territoire, de la Culture et de la Création (Plaine Commune), Grand Paris
25/04 > 09/05 - Siège administratif de Plaine Commune, Grand Paris


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