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Infinite Places - Building or Making Places?

  • TUE - SUN
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Giardini
  • Admission with ticket

Commissioner: French Institute with Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Culture

Curators: Nicola Delon, Julien Choppin, Sébastien Eymard- Encore Heureux

Exhibitors : Nicolas Chambon and Encore Heureux for the Hôtel Pasteur in Rennes: the Atelier Novembre for the CentQuatre-Paris in Paris; PEROU (Pôle d’exploration des ressources urbaines) and NAC (Notre Atelier commun) for the Tri Postal in Avignon; Julien Beller for the 6B in Saint-Denis; Jean-Marc Jourdain and Nicolas Bachet for the Convention in Auch; ARM Architecture - Poitevin Reynaud, Construire, Matthieu Place, Encore Heureux, Jean-Luc Brisson, David Onatzki, Duchier+Pietra Architectes, Olivier Moreux, Caractère Spécial and BkClub for the Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseille; Encore Heureux for the Ateliers Médicis in Clichy sous-bois-Montfermeil; Construire and Encore Heureux for the Grande Halle in Colombelles.


Through the Infinite Places exhibition we seek to bring together and tell the stories of ten pioneering places that explore new pathways to address the challenges of today by employing bold and tactical processes. Some of these house spaces for social experiments: the integration of unprogrammed spaces, the creation of free spaces, for citizen appropriation... These are “Third Places” for temporary work, for public facilities, for participatory dwellings – places of work and culture. The title Infinite Places evokes the range of possibilities that is opened up by those who create these spots. These acts of exploration through action call into question the meaning of architecture: should we simply build buildings or seek to make places? The places presented include: Le CentQuatre-Paris, Hôtel Pasteur (Rennes), La Grande Halle (Colombelles), Les Ateliers Médicis (Clichy-sous-Bois-Montfermeil), La Friche la Belle de Mai (Marseille), Le Tri Postal (Avignon), Les Grands Voisins (Paris), Le 6B (Saint- Denis), La Convention (Auch), La Ferme du Bonheur (Nanterre).

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