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A convergence and cultural programming venue

Another space for convergence is planned in a second eastern-Lyon suburb, Vaulx-en-Velin: Le Kiosque has been designed for a wasteland site very close to the Biennale’s new international-exhibition venue, the T.A.S.E. factory.

The students of the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon have conceived a scaffolding-based “capability” space, which operates like a “coatstand” on which anyone can hang any form or function.  


From 15 September, the existence of this new public space will be given rhythm by events around four themes inspired by “terrible beauty”:


- 17 September 2011: “heritage as today’s music”, produced by Damien Pousset, artistic executive of the Musiques en Scène Biennale;


- 1 October 2011: “a day of urban culture” programmed by Bwoy Rudy, director of Revolution-R;


- 15 October 2011: “theatricality”, with the performance of a Samuel Beckett play staged by Claire Truche, director of Nième Compagnie, and performed by residents of Vaulx-en-Velin;


- 29 October 2011: literature and poetry (programming in progress).


Each event day ends with the screening of a film chosen by Thierry Frémaux, director of the Institut Lumière in Lyon and artistic director of the Cannes Film Festival.

The venue structure will be built by a back-to-work team of six political refugees supervised by the Forum Réfugiés organisation. The whole construction operation is being led by the PASS Rhône-Alpes business club.




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