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Into the urban wild!

Collect new ideas and insights during the learning expeditions to the urban "la friche" -  abandoned urban spots - of Paris. 

20 participants - real estate developers, journalists, consultants, entrepreneurs - with different backgrounds and from various companies gathered together to share their views on the urban phenomenons. 


1 day from 9:00 to 19:00


  • To meet with committed project leaders;

  • To understand the stakes and problems of the transitory urban planning  accompanied by those who practice it daily.


Céline Orjubin – CEO My Little Paris : «I felt like I was in Paris but at the same time somewhere very far away. By the end of the expeditions, I left questioning myself on the subject of liberty and fundamental needs» 


Blandine d’Estaintot – Bouygues Immobilier : «Places we visited are full of real generosity and desire to act. Moreover, the people we have met are playing an important role in each project. They are true actors!»


We met a group of activists called Neo Green (Le G.A.N.G) at La Base  - a newly-built coworking space for the NGO to work during the period from June to October - located in Rue Bichat (11ème). They are engaged in favour of culture and environment in a fun and inclusive way.


Speaker :
Gypsy Ferrari • General manager • Le Consulat

Hyasynth Bio

Our next stop was at the Cemetery behind the Montmartre (21 rue Etex, 75018). At first, there was a block of flats later on it turned into a cinema then the ateliers and after that, it was abandoned by everyone. Today it's a short-lived artistic garden with 822m2 surface filled with wild grass. What`s going to be next: a new block of flats and a nursery school? And who knows what will be after that? 


Speaker :
Camillo Gorleri • Founder• Réseau Friche


We went to Saint-Denis to see a former jewellery factory that soon will be reconstructed. The project of temporary reconstruction of this jewel of industrial architecture will take place in autumn 2018 till summer 2020. The former factory area is turning into a residence for artists, designers, craftsmen, entrepreneurs and inventors to increase the number of creative places in "Grand Paris" and to enrich the spirit of artistic experimentation. Thirty entities were already set up when the Soukmachine team came and took around 3000 square meters to build thirty more additional structures in this "town" of brick warehouses. 


Speaker :
Kimberley Dondainas • General Manager • L'orfèvrerie

La HALLE PAPiN, the last season ?

HALLE Papin is former tires and mechanical tools factory located in Pantin. Today the Soukmachine team temporarily occupies the place to organise interdisciplinary events. The goal of HALLE Papin is to gather and connect as many actors and audiences as possible. This place is famous for its concerts, inclusive workshops, exhibitions, open-air cinema, Bouffes Mondaines and solidarity faires...


Yoann-Till Dimet • Founder • Soukmachines


We met with founders of Petite Lune who have also created La Javelle, Le Bal de la Marine and Poisson Lune. Poisson Lune is the last ephemeral place that was opened at the Palais de la Porte Dorée, in front of the National Museum of History of Immigration. The main inspiration to develop places with a convivial atmosphere was a view of small villages and dance halls. 


Antoine Braud • President • Petite Lune
Benjamin Béchaux • Development and communication director • Palais de la Porte Dorée 

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