Anya Sirota

Having worked in Detroit for more than 10 years with her partner Jean-Louis Farges at the Akoaki studio, architect Anya Sirota explores meaningful approaches which aim to allow citizens to reclaim public spaces. From temporary interventions to the overhauling of urban environments, each of her...

Updated on 25/05/2021

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Guillaume Ramillien

Winner of the The Young Architects and Landscape Artists Contest (AJAP) in 2016, Guillaume Ramillien is part of a young generation of French architects who seek to reconcile reality and the imagination. He describes here how the environment informs the way a building is designed.

Updated on 25/05/2021

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Marie-G. Losseau & Yann Deval

Marie-G. Losseau & Yann Deval have been developing the Atlas project together since 2016, creating models of imaginary cities and interactive virtual worlds. 

Updated on 30/08/2021

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Louise Granger et Victor Toutain yakafokon collective

Louise Granger and Victor Toutain, two members of the yakafokon collective, look back at the project’s beginnings and reflect on their design and production work. They also discuss their upcoming residency in Germany, focused on children's play areas.

Updated on 06/12/2021

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Ruedi & Vera Baur

Ruedi Baur trained as a graphic designer and has worked with many institutions including the Centre Pompidou, for which he designed the signage and graphic identity in 2000. He and Vera Baur-Kockot, the sociologist who specialises in visual anthropology, have created the Civic City institute and...

Updated on 25/05/2021

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Nathalie Harb

The Lebanese artist Nathalie Harb lives and works between London and Beirut, and develops consideration of the notion of shelter, but also how what is private/public is structured in the urban space. A work designing settings fed by changes in the contemporary world.

Updated on 16/04/2021

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Victoire Bidegain di Rosa & Manuela Júdice

Planned for 2022, the France-Portugal Season will bring together artists, thinkers and scientists from both countries around common themes. As part of the Portuguese and French presidencies of the Council of the European Union (Portugal's rotating presidency in the first half of 2021 and France's in...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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The director of the Centre Culturel Kôrè, Mamou Daffé, discusses the future of the AWA programme

Attached to the defence of local values, Mamou Daffé is the head of several organisations and events in Mali. In particular, he directs the Centre Culturel Kôrè in Ségou, a partner of the Institut français for the ACP-EU Culture programme: Support for the Culture and Creation sectors in West Africa...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner (2/2)

On 1 January 2022, France took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for six months. In this second part of the interview, Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, speaks about the Creative Europe programme, support for the...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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Andrew Manning, director of EUNIC

Andrew Manning is the Director of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture). With members in every EU country and over 133 ‘Clusters’ worldwide the organisation believes in the power of culture to build trust and understanding between countries. Within the framework of the French...

Updated on 09/05/2022

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Adeline Rispal

The architecture firm Ateliers Adeline Rispal and its partners (Si/Studio Irrésistible, graphic design, Les éclaireurs, lighting design, Innovision, multimedia engineering consulting) have designed the scenographic and artistic arrangements of various spaces in the Justus Lipsius and Europa...

Updated on 17/01/2022

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Atelier Senzu, winner of the Albums des Jeunes Architectes et Paysagistes 2020

Founded in 2014 by David Dottelonde and Wandrille Marchais, architectural firm Atelier Senzu has made rehabilitation the core of its business. Awarded a prize as part of the Albums des Jeunes Architectes et Paysagistes 2020 (AJAP), this approach is now being deployed as part of a touring exhibition...

Updated on 26/09/2022

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Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota looks back at the France-Portugal 2022 Season

Opened in February 2022, the France-Portugal 2022 Season, implemented by the Institut français for the French part, comes to an end. Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, Président of the Season, looks back to the past 9 months. 

Published on 25/10/2022

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