◀︎  Beyond the walls

Co-urbanism in Saint Petersbourg

Itinerancy in Russia

Exhibition presented from October 17 to November 15, 2021

The exhibition "Co-urbansime" is presented during the days of the French Institute in Saint Petersburg in Russia, from October 17 to November 15, 2021.

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.