Place au changement!
|Place: Saint Etienne (France).
Time: 2 Years.
Space: Vacant lot.
Public actors: Public Urban Planning Agency.
Private actors: Collectif ETC, people.
Collectif ETC won a competition commissioned by the Public Urban Planning Agency of Saint-Etienne, and set up a participative process with the residents designing a public temporary square on a 670 square meter wasteland. The neighbourhood was living a period of dynamic spatial changes, so the French collective decided to simulating a living construction site in prevision of what would be built in a couple of year; building plans and sections were painted on the boundary walls. In a months three workshops have been set up, opened to everyone: carpentry, graphic design and garden design. Tools and advices have been provided by Collectif ETC, various activities like live painting, concerts and meals have been organized by local groups. A residential building would be built in two years: this action let think about using urban voids to fulfill temporary needs.