2005 - 2009

Passe Muraille


Passe Muraille is an artistic and participative project dedicated to the “inhabited territory”.
Passe Muraille is also a place, a workshop of about 150m² located 30 rue Bouquière, in the city centre.

A place for learning, discovery, research, experimentation and creation. A space of fertilisation and exchange, a hybrid between an artist’s studio, a corner café, a research laboratory, an exhibition gallery, an information office and a resource centre…

From 2005 to 2009, Passe Muraille initiated and hosted actions aimed at decoding our living environment and inventing / testing possible ways of acting and making it more livable for all : actions of urban conviviality, artistic and citizen residences, exhibitions, conferences, hosting of external initiatives, pedagogical workshops, living environment aperitifs…

Some works :

  • Utopian urbanism workshops in the Saint-Michel and Queyries neighbourhoods, civic urban foresight actions.
  • Friperie, a public conversation tool based on the barter of customised clothing.
  • Salons de ville (“city lounges”), a conviviality and exchange system set up for a few hours in different public spaces.
  • Artistic residence of the Chilean collective of mosaic artists Punto Fuga.
  • Residence of the social and political science research collective Intura.
  • Cultural seminar “System D”, organised by Archaeopterix.
  • Lecture by Hassan Darsi / La Source du Lion, about the Hermitage Park project in Casablanca.
  • Artistic residence and cultural seminar “Par 4 chemins… around the topic of urban walk, with Joël Henry / Latourex, Hendrik Sturm, Denis Moreau / Banlieuedeparis.
  • Residence and exhibition “La Smala d’Ab El Kader” produced by Echelle Inconnue
  • The “Promenades blanches”, fuzzy walks organized in collaboration with the TNT, with the artists Alain Michard and Mathias Poisson.
  • Exhibitions and conferences as part of the Escales du livre 2007.
  • Artistic residence of the Ici-Même [Gr.] collective, in partnership with the TNT. Production of the walk “24h dehors”.
  • Exhibition “Comme un grand jardin diffus, retrospective of the actions of Bruit du frigo in the northern neighbourhoods of Marseille, between 2006 and 2007.
  • Artshop organized by the Fabrique POLA, ephemeral art shop.
  • Various pedagogical actions with young people, in the framework of partnerships with social centres, animation centres and schools.


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At the crossroads of art, territories and populations, our approach aims to promote the transition to sustainable, shared and welcoming cities, by proposing alternative ways of imagining and building our living environment and by exploring new forms of public space.