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With the backing of the Michelin Corporate Foundation, the Clermont-Ferrand Metroplitan Art School (ESACM) is conducting an innovative cultural project to mark the planned demolition of the emblematic Muraille housing development.
In so-called “story workshops”, current and former residents are invited to recount their experiences using varied supporting materials such as testimonies, recipes, objects, narratives, pictures, etc. This work of recollection is also open to people living near La Muraille and who see the block as a barrier, a protection or a screen. Very different artistic forms will emerge from this venture, ranging from journals to movies and including narratives, songs, plays and choreography.
Photo, drawing and painting workshops will also be organized in and around the building using the reminiscences expressed. The initiative targets people from poorer neighborhoods, giving them an insight into art and culture.