Artfactories/other parties (Afap) proposes to carry out a three-year research-action, on the ground of the Lyon metropolis, around the issues of memory highlighted by the practices of temporary occupation of space.

The first year of work (2019-2020) will focus on two temporary occupations of spaces emblematic of these practices at the metropolitan level, that of the Lamartine association, at the time of its relocation to three new sites, Tissot, the villa Pionchon and the Robinetterie and that of the CCO through the temporary occupation of the CCO-La Rayonne, which foreshadows its own relocation on the site. Our approach, based on a sociology of intermediation, will aim to measure as closely as possible to practices what is happening in this conversion through use and what is at stake in it from the point of view of the sensitive city, the territory, its inhabitants – what is played as a memory, but also what is played there as "to come".

In a second and third phase (2020-2022), the field of research will be expanded and the results of this work will be abounded by the project of a European resource centre that Afap carries at national and European scales, in partnership with Mains d'Oeuvres, SCIC 9-3.0 and the European trans Europ Halles network, so that they can contribute to the European debate on contemporary land-use planning issues that concern these practices and provide stakeholders with resources to support them on facilitate exchanges and movements between experiences. Indeed, it is the European scale that seems to us to be the relevant scale to grasp the metropolitan fact in all its complexity, and to try to contribute to the development of public policies that concern it.

The object of the action is to create a "living archive" of these so-called temporary occupations. In the manner of the places mobilized by the project, which are both places of research and creation, the construction of the archive will revolve around a research practice in sociology, the practices of the places as well as the contexts and processes in which they are engaged (rehousing, urban project, affirmation of metropolises). The participatory nature of this research project involves forms of restitution and dissemination of research that accompany it throughout its very process. A documentation of these experiences of occupation, of processes of their own will be proposed in the form of self-narratives and stories of places, and sensitively rendered, by the actors themselves, through times that will be as much times of monstration open to the public as times of shared reflection.

This documentation will be posted online or referenced on this space.


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