Urban Battle, a close combat of powerful ideas
After The Brasero in 2011 and the Viewpoint Institute in 2012, we are staying in the Benauge neighbourhood for a third year. The municipality wishes to start the redevelopment of the Pinçon park and proposes to continue our commitment to the neighbourhood around this subject. Of course we accept !
Pinçon Park is the central green space of the neighbourhood. The requalification project is designed internally by the City’s parks and gardens department. The City gives us carte blanche over a 100m2 area to define with the inhabitants a sustainable development for collective use.
We imagine a new process of mobilization and consultation : the Ring.
The approach will lead to a sketch presented to the Municipality but this proposal will remain without follow-up and without answer. A failure attributable to the context of municipal elections in progress, a lack of interest of the City services, a weak citizen mobilization or an excess of confidence on our part ?
In 2019, the park had not yet been renovated…
After the frustration and the anger, we console ourselves by saying to ourselves that the Ring was a very strong artistic and human experience.
The Ring is a spectacular activation project of urban space with a goal of collectively designing a sustainable development in the Benauge neighbourhood.
The Ring is a device that leads through a story, reflection and dialogue to imagine a place to share. A space for public speech, a place to brainstorm and invent in a participative way a sustainable development for the Pinçon park.
The Ring is like a temporary wrestling ring that is set up in the heart of Pinçon Park.
On the Ring, we invite artists, inhabitants and architects to confront, debate and challenge each other in a body to body of ideas, music, cooking and games of strength.
We offer punchy and funny moments of speech, unusual artistic and sporting proposals ; from wrestling matches to Anne De Sterk’s sonoguide, incredible, irresistible or muscular fights.