‘‘La Ville à l’État Gazeux’’

Published on 08 September 2011 - Updated 14 October 2011
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On 15, 16 and 17 September 2011, Tours and Saint-Pierre-des-Corps were taken over by"La Ville à l'Etat Gazeux" ( the City in a Gaseous State), an altogether out-of-the-ordinary rendezvous combining scientific proposition with artistic experiment, and bearing the “World Heritage site Val de Loire” label. It is organised by the pOlau – pôle des arts urbains – , a centre for research into and experimentation on arts and the city based in Saint-Pierre des Corps.

Including: 

Personalised walks with 6 personalities from the Touraine area 

  • Arnaud Aymard and Dianne Bonnot, actors and performers
  • Thierry Paquot, publisher of the review “Urbanisme
  • Jean-Patrick Gille, Deputy for Indre-et-Loire
  • Philippe Freslon, Director of the “Off” company
  • Antoinette Roze,Tours’ last remaining silk manufacturer
  • Jérôme Baratier, Director of the Agglomeration of Tours town-planning agency

An out-of-the-ordinary exploration of the Loire, the city and floods  with the “Folie Kilomètre” collective. 

Morning lectures on the sensitive city – open to all: 

A great debate, “Tomorrow the city” , setting political visions up against artistic visions, with: 

  • Jean Germain, Mayor of Tours
  • Gilles Clément, landscape architect
  • François Delarozière, urban scenographer
  • Daniel Buren, painter and sculptor (subject to confirmation)
  • Led by Thierry Paquot, publisher of the review “Urbanisme

Three days for experiencing the city with head and legs alike. 

Three days for speaking of the city as it is today in a flexible and stimulating way. 

Reservations

Obligatory for some activities (including walks, lectures, debate, and Folie Kilomètre’s “jour inondable”) 

by calling 02 47 67 55 77 

or sending an email to contact@polau.org .
  

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