Artfactories/autresparts has been conducting a research-action/creation, a public/public-action research-research, on the ground of the Lyon metropolis, around the issues of memory highlighted by the practices of temporary occupation of space.

2 days of meeting around action research/creation memento

in Lamartine, Robinetterie site, 21 rue Saint-Victorian Lyon 3rd
and au Rize, 23 Rue Valentin Hauy in Villeurbanne

3 alternate times to share the first results of two years of investigation and contribute to this shared memory experience:

  • a time of monstration of the sound and visual works carried out on and by the archive
  • a time on the research issues raised by this specific issue of the archive of space occupancy practices in the sensitive city
  • an open time on the public policy issues raised by these practices in terms of culture, urban planning and social transformation, with a view to ecological and ecological transition.

registration required to info-afap(at)

Memento is an experiment. An archival experience.

As an archive, it is an archive in experience, perhaps an anarchy, which raises the question of the place made of art in the city: the question of the place of what is beginning, of what has never finished beginning. The question of its incompletion.

As a memory, it is an attempt to aggregate in different ways, under different media, a collective and fragmentary memory: the memory of intermediate places.

As a research work, memento collects the memoirs of occupation practices in the metropolitan area of the city of Lyon; its method uses two paths: research/action and research/creation.

A collective dimension, therefore, usual at the work of Artfactories/other parts (see > resources > workshops).

A sensitive dimension, on the other hand, which we found necessary to explore the forms of invention that the difficult question of which archives can (usefully) constitute these occupations and practices, experiences, stories that compose them.

As an action, memento questions how these practices are put into public policy today, forcing the framework of transitional urban planning and its practices of temporary occupation memento offers another narrative, where these practices, carried by the common and a preference for the future, are all ways to enter into transition, so many open perspectives to get out of the multifactorial crisis that our societies are going through , beyond the opposition between nature and culture.

Between ecosophy and intermediation: a way of responding by concrete experimentation to the necessary social, cultural and urban transformation that the time requires.

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