Discussion workshops

Opportunities for exchanging views and sharing know-how

Every year, ARTfactories/Autre(s)pARTs organises internal discussion workshops on topics related to issues proposed by host organisations.

These workshops are an occasion for committed encounters and for comparing and contrasting experience and views, on the basis of concrete examples of artistic and social experiments, to stimulate and promote thinking, analysis and actions proposed by the various teams involved in ARTfactories/Autre(s)pARTs. These workshops are a response to the teams’ need to address issues as diverse as urban development or socio-economic or environmental questions concerning project-spaces and their development. A summary is then made public to stimulate thinking, analysis and discussion. Therefore these meetings provide an opportunity for the following:

à˜ The consolidation of mutually supportive links between the participants in arts activities who belong to the network.

à˜ Reflection on the involvement of project spaces in the sustainable development of an area or “territory†[“territoire†[1] in French].

à˜ The development of common, shared tools, resources and methodologies, technical data sheets, and of the detailed forms of organisation and contexts in question.

à˜ Meetings of and with other players in order to widen the scope of thinking, analysis and perspectives.

à˜ Participation in thinking, analysis and discussions on and in culture and the arts, and more widely on/in other sectors of activity.

Summaries of the discussion workshops that took place during Trans Europe Halles’s meeting 72 at TNT Manufacture de chaussures (Bordeaux/France) are now online :

Discussion workshop - Trans sector project

Discussion workshop - Crossborder exchange

Discussion workshop - Neighbourhood projects

Discussion workshop - Collaborative events & processes

Artistic creative processes and urban renewal - June 2009 Artistic creative processes and urban renewal - June 2009
The long summary is now avalaible in english!

The question of the neighbourhood - April 2010

Artistic experimentation in Marseille three years before being European capital of culture - February 2010

The role played by local people in the artistic creative process - Dec. 2008/Feb. 2009

The concept of the collective - March 2008

Experimental practices - March 2008