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Einat Tuchman Traveling through square liberateurs – Molenbeek
12-12 July 2019 / Square des Libérateurs, 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
I’m inviting you into my neighborhood, to discover the “Quartier Liberateurs “- a specific urban sphere that I’m investigating for three years now. Let us enter some of its local structures with their human and political complexity; small institutes, shops, and churches; artifacts, publicness, and attitudes; architecture, infrastructure, and topographies. We will explore how those elements create a natural habitat that exposes layers of exchange between needs and capacities.
Taking a distinctive look at the divergent attitudes towards the environment and the social struggles in these different locations, we will learn about the prototypical difficulties and potentials of such culturally dense urban areas.
Through a reading of Felix Guattari’s The Three Ecologies, we will reflect on the three layers of its daily life circumstances. The mental state of its multicultural inhabitants, the social relations in the public sphere and the ecology it proposes. By assembling the necessities and the resources of the “Quartier Libérateurs”, we will each develop on our language to interact with such spheres: Probably best we start with writing a letter, a note or a phrase that tries to connect our gazes and impressions with the reality we encounter.
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