Paris III 2014 II 2015
The City Ghettos of Today : Paris residency from 10 to 22 March 2014
As the first hosts of the nomadic installation City Ghettos of Today, Check Points members were taking charge of organising the inaugural Paris residency for the project’s international artistic team. This residency was being realised in partnership with the Paris-based museum Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration (National Museum for Immigration History – CNHI), who had offered their magnificent Marie Curie Hall as the project’s installation workspace.
Number of participants of the project events in Paris in March 2014:
Direct number of participants: 120
PROGRAME OF RESIDENCY IN MARCH 2014 FLYER
Conclusive event of The City Ghettos of Today in Paris
10-13 February 2015
The conclusive and evaluation event of The City Ghettos of Today project in Paris provided a synthetic overview of the project’s residencies over the past year in Paris, Warsaw, Helsinki, Milan, Berlin, Bologna and Antwerp. During the event, Immigration History Museum welcomed artists, local researchers, and coordinators from all cities, all of whom took part in the project at some point during its year-long run.
Number of participants of the project events in Paris in February 2015:
Direct number of participants: 63
MAIN CITY PROJECT PARTNERS
From 10 to 22 March, The City Ghettos of Today’s international artistic team was in residence at Paris’s Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration (Museum of Immigration History) in order to create and present the first phase of their ambulatory performance-installations. This inaugural event explored the phenomenon of ghettoization in two neighbourhoods located in France’s Ile-de-France region: the Goutte d’Or in Paris and the Quartier du Parc in Nanterre. Coordinated by the Paris-based company Check Points, this double exploration showcased the collaborative work of locally based artistic researchers who were brought together prior to the European team’s artistic residency with the help of Cie Check Point’s local partners (Université Paris 8, the association Atouts cours, Les Equipes de Développement Local based in both the 18th arrondissement and in Nanterre). During the collective outing of the project meeting in Paris on 22nd of March, participants had the opportunity to view the in-progress installation, attend the performance, participated in a roundtable discussion and enjoyed a convivial meal together with the artistic team.
ARTISTIC INTERDISCIPLINARY WORKSHOPS
15-16 MARCH 2014, 11.00h-18.00h
Musée de l’Histoire de l’Immigration (293 avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris – métro Porte Dorée)
“HORS LES MURS” WORKSHOPS/ Goutte d’Or
12, 14 and 19 MARCH, 19h-22h
CENTQUATRE (5 Rue Curial, 75019 Paris – métro Riquet, Stalingrad or Max Dormoy)
organized in partnership with associations of the Goutte d’Or
“HORS LES MURS” WORKSHOPS/ Nanterre
11 and 13 MARCH, 10h-18h
Centre Social of the Quartier du Parc in Nanterre (79 avenue Pablo Picasso 92000 Nanterre – RER A Nanterre Préfecture)
organized in partnership with the Nanterre Townhall
ARTISTIC INSTALLATION&PERFORMANCE “CALIBAN’s VOICES”
22 March 2014, 16.00h
Residency and workshops outing directed by Pietro Floridia
Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration (293 ave Daumesnil, 75012 Paris – métro Porte Dorée)
DEBATE “IN SEARCH OF GHETTO INLETS”
22 March 2014, 17.30
Musée de l’histoire de l’immigration (293 avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris – métro Porte Dorée)
The participation in all the events was free of charge and open to the public.
More info: www.checkpoints.fr,
The City Ghettos of Today:AtoutsCours theatre workshop « Our Invisible Cities »
In collaboration with the association AtoutCours, Check Points offers theatrical training for students who are currently enrolled in the French-as-a-foreign-language courses proposed by AtoutsCours. Inspired by Italo Calvino’s work Les Villes Invisibles (Invisible Cities), these workshops explore the themes evoked by Calvino’s 55 city portraits, such as « the city and memory », « the city and exchanges », « cities and desires », among others. By using the structure of Calvino’s text as a starting point, « Our Invisible Cities » invites participants to create an original work based upon either an imagined city, a dream city, or a city that has been left behind. How does memory, a feeling of nostalgia for a city or even the quest for a better place contribute to the edification of « our fantasy city » ? This project seeks to sensitise participants to the French language through interpretive work, directing and writing. Through the work’s thematic echoes, these workshops similarly endeavour to prepare participants to engage actively in the City Ghettos of Today.
Schedule of the workshop: every Friday from 6 to 8 pm at the CitéTraeger (75018 Paris), for info send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The City Ghettos of Today :Theatrical Research Workshops at the 104 (Le Cinq) « No/S Ghettos ».
Similar to the creative process employed in documentary theatre, « No/S Ghettos » combines archival research and on-the-ground fieldwork in order to collaboratively explore the problematical – and highly polysemic – concept of « ghettos » in France. This workshop simultaneously seeks to unearth testimonies related to this concept and to experiment with their theatrical potentiality. Is it possible to construct a « ghetto dramaturgy » ? All materials that are collected and created during this workshop will be included in the scenographical installation that will take shape during the artistic team’s residency in Paris at the CNHI, and the workshop participants will similarly be warmly invited to join the City Ghettos of Today team.
Schedule of the workshop :
Intensive Weekend on Saturday January 25th from 2 pm to 8 pm and Sunday January 26th from 2pm to 6pm at the Centquatre (75019 Paris). The workshop will continue every Monday from 7pm to 10pm until the residence at the CNHI.
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