18/09 2014

City Hall Park on show for “The City as a Vision” exhibition at Frac Centre

The project for the City Hall Park of São Bernardo do Campo municipality in São Paolo (Brazil), designed together with DOMAIN, will be part of the new exhibition “The City as a Vision” opening tomorrow, on September 19th, 2014 at the Frac Centre – Les Turbulences in Orléans (France).

The show pays tribute to historian and critic Michel Ragon who, in his books Où vivrons-nous demain? [Where will we live tomorrow?] (1963) and Prospective et Futurologie [Forecasting and Futurology] (1978), gave an introduction to the issues of experimental architecture – a field that lies at the heart of the Frac Centre’s collection.
The exhibition will be divided in two sections: an historical one, and a prospective one featuring the City Hall Park. Here a little cut of how the curators (Marie-Ange Brayer, Emmanuelle Chiappone-Pirou and Aurélien Vernant) presents the prospective section: “The projects presented all answer the necessity to rethink new uses for cities, to generate resources and connect the micro-scale of the individual with the macro-scale of the expanding urban territory”.

The City as a Vision: tribute to Michel Ragon
Frac Centre – Les Turbulences (Orléans, France)
September 19th, 2014 – February 22nd, 2015