urban transhumance

Paris is known as one of the densest cities in Europe, and is also one of those with the lowest percentage of public space per capita. However, the trend is actually more going towards the construction of new housing than to dismantle buildings to leave more space. What if the streets, which characterize the empty spaces of the city, could offer a new type of public space? The context we are currently going through with the global Covid-19 pandemic is composed of peaks of contagion involving the slowing down or even stopping of our usual activities. What if we no longer endured these stopping waves, but get inspired by them to set up a real care tool, both at the service of our quality of life and our planet. In the manner of the fallow and transhumance periods of the agricultural world, our large metropolises could present cycles of slowing down and regeneration, leaving space for nature, to gentle modes of circulation, to local trade, in several distinct periods of the year. This would allow air to regenerate, animals to take place in winter to take advantage of the urban heat, biodiversity to return to the urban environment and residents to explore the city differently…

  • programme publication - illustration
  • Année 2020
  • collaboration Nathan Daunit, Architecte HMONP
  • Joséphine Parreau, Architecte HMONP
  • Publications
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