Meeting - Culture and urban planning. A gentrification inevitable?

As part of the project U-ZN lead by L’
Usine, U.E.C.A and
ARTfactories/Autre(s)pARTs worked together on setting days of
discussion about the place of the culture in the urban

Meeting - Culture and urban planning. A gentrification inevitable?

"U.ZN" is a big project from the 26th of august to the 8th of october wich the aims are to show some activities from l’Usine outside the building and to give some places to other organisations working in social and cultural domains. theyalso want to organize meeting on social and economic transfers in the 21th century cities.

A building, a factory, a city
A geneva, a suiss, a european context
A project with culture, architecture, urban planning,and politic !

It is a great honor for us to invit you for this time of sharing and dicussion about culture, gentrification and urban segregation in Europe. The meeting will take place in L’usine in Geneva the 28th and 29th of september 2011.

U.ZN - Teaser from Projet UZN on Vimeo.



13h Welcome of the participants
14h Introduction : Gentrification, a European problem ?
16h Workshops :
– "Cultural fallow areas" and gentrification : the role of the artists
– People participation in the town-planning projects
18h30 Aperitif - Video projections


9h30 Welcome of the participants
10h Workshops :
– Wich urban strategy of gentrification ?
– The alternatives ? How to fight against this phenomenon ?
14h Plenary discussion
18h Public debate

(Important : all the discussion will be in french)

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Practical informations:

4, Place des Volontaires
1204 Genève
Tél : 0041 22 781 34 90

From the train station Cornavin, take the tram 13 or 15 to « Stand » (2 stop) then folow the river (the Rhône) to lʼUsine or walk from the station to the city center- plainpalais and then following the river - 15 minutes.


– Hotel Cornavin 100 Euros

Contact :
Albane Schlechten - Usine
Mobile : 0041 78 813 34 66

Bahija Kibou - ARTfactories/Autre(s)pARTs
Mobile : 0033(0)6 69 55 30 40

Modified on Tuesday 11 February 2014