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Mar 22, 2022
Sculptures in Public Places – Paris
Sculptures are to be found all around Paris and many of them are exquisite. Instead of just passing them by, why not stop, take the time to read the plaque and admire the public art, often, but not always, a memorial. Here are some of my favourites.
Nov 24, 2021
Paris Street Art
Street art and wall art has existed for centuries in various forms. But the contemporary phenomena, in Paris, began partially in the forms of slogans on the walls and posters of the Fine Arts students during the student riots of May 1968. It was also kickstarted with artists such as conceptual artist Daniel Buren, who pasted stripes over advertisements at metros to demonstrate that art can exist anywhere and will create a conversation.
Jul 14, 2021
France has a unique approach to regenerating inner cities – what can we learn from its success?
The regeneration of inner-city areas is a global challenge. Inner cities in France certainly have their problems, but the nation also has a good record of successful major urban regeneration projects. We have analysed three of these initiatives to understand what factors contribute to good regeneration outcomes.