Habitarium, A laboratory season on habitat, La Condition Publique

Habitarium, A laboratory season on habitat, La Condition Publique

La Condition Publique and the Réseau Alliances, under the artistic direction of COAL, present HABITARIUM – a laboratory season on habitat, built with partners from the world of art, research, business and civil society. From March 30 to July 8, 2018, HABITARIUM will address this societal issue through a new public exhibition and debates, meetings, artist residencies, workshops and festive events.

HABITARIUM

Housing is a primary, trivial need, shared by all. And at the same time, the space we inhabit is particularly complex, at the crossroads of the intimate and the collective. Personal space by essence, it is also a marker of our societies and the issues that cross it. It is central to the answers to the challenges of this new century: reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preserving biodiversity, limiting resources and waste, new forms of solidarity, migration, living together, etc.

Our habitat constitutes an eminently rich material for the creators, researchers and thinkers of our time; whether they are artists, urban planners, architects, but also philosophers, entrepreneurs, actors of the civil society. Several views are thus posed on the same societal issue. We are betting on pooling these views, crossing approaches, with a central question: knowing that 75% of tomorrow’s housing is already built today, how can we adapt our models to the challenges ahead?

La Condition Publique, in partnership with the Réseau Alliances and under the artistic direction of COAL, has invited these different visions to dialogue in a LABORATORY SEASON combining exhibitions, debates, workshops and meetings. Visitors can reconstruct their own relationship to the question of habitat. To implement this project we have partnered with actors from different backgrounds, from the worlds of art, research, business and civil society and have been working together since summer 2016.

AN EXHIBITION FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

50 artists, architects, designers and initiatives Through nearly one hundred works by major artists, projects and models by architects, films, innovative prototypes and experiments, this exhibition for the general public addresses the issues and perspectives of contemporary housing, by crossing aesthetic, technical, playful and civic approaches.

THE YES WE CAMP COLLECTIVE CAMPSITE

On the roof terrace of the Condition Publique
Start of public works: March 29, 2017
Inauguration of the campsite: May 9, 2018
The YES WE CAMP architectural collective will build an ephemeral village on the green roof of the Condition Publique. The public will be able to participate in its construction, its animation, and to stay there.

ARTIST RESIDENCES and WORKSHOPS

La Condition Publique and its partners have invited artists and designers for four in situ residencies in the Lille Metropolis, in line with the territory’s issues. ENSAPL will also propose 4 workshops in the Condition Publique.

A SEASON OF EVENTS, MEETINGS, CONFERENCES

La Condition Publique will organize a series of cultural events in SPRING (shows, concerts, screenings, debates and meetings) around the theme of housing.

LIST OF ARTISTS, ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS AND COLLECTIVES PRESENT

ABEJ, Miriam Backström, Jean Bechameil, Patrick Bouchain, Jefferson Caine Lankford, Collectif Y (WAI), Collectif Zerm, Etienne Delprat, Geoffrey Dorne, Renaud Duval, Ecole Nationale d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille, Encore Heureux, Dwight Eschliman, Faubourg 132, Martine Feipel, Fondation Abbé Pierre, Fondation Jacques Rougerie, Fondation Le Corbusier, Sébastien Godefroy, Dominique Gonzales-Foester, Soazic Guezennec, Hannes Coudenys, Heineken Collection Fondation, Cédric Jenin, Annette Kelm, Labo Cristal, Lacaton & Vassal Architectes, Lan Architecture, Elisa Lavergo, Le Corbusier, Fabien Le Goff, Alex Mac lean, Matrice Matière Grise, Malte Martin, Minimaousse, Georges Perec, Perou, Pile Fertile, Clément Richem, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Sébastien Thiery, Laurent Tixador, Xavier Veilhan, Yes We Camp.

STEERING COMMITTEE

The steering committee, composed of actors from all walks of life, is developing the project’s lines of thought with the Condition Publique, the Alliances and Coal Network: the Abbé Pierre Foundation, the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille, the FRAC Grand Large, the Fabrique des Quartiers SPLA, the S.P.L. Euralille, lille-design, the City of Roubaix, and the European Metropolis of Lille

FULL PROGRAM
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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

La Condition Publique
14, Place Faidherbe
59100 Roubaix
March 30 – July 8, 2018
Open from Wednesday to Sunday
13:00 – 19:00
www.laconditionpublique.com

 

(c) Maxime Dufour

 

 

 


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  • About us
    About us

    COAL mobilizes artists and cultural actors on societal and environmental issues and accompanies the emergence of a new culture of ecology through its actions such as the COAL Prize, curating exhibitions, advising institutions and communities, European cooperation, and the animation of conferences, workshops and the first dedicated website Ressource0.com



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    COAL has been awarding the COAL Prize Art and Environment every year since 2010 and the COAL Student Prize - Culture & Diversity since 2020.



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    Major projects linked to the major events in political ecology, in connection with natural or urban environments.



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    About fifty exhibitions throughout France, cultural actions, works in the public space, and project support to contribute to the emergence of a new culture of ecology.



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