Quartiers en Cultures

Creation and outdoor exhibition of drawn and self-descriptive portraits | Federation of Social and Sociocultural Centres in Paris

 

 

 

The Federation of Paris Social Centres wanted a common thread for communications around the 2nd edition of its Quartiers en Cultures festival, involving 23 Paris districts. The residents were up for the game of portraits to enhance the image of the working-class districts of Paris, show their cultural diversity and highlight their knowledge and skills.

 

Their portraits were also an opportunity to give a voice to people who only recently learnt French. The portraits were then exhibited in the Paris districts throughout the festival and used on the festival’s posters and website.

 

The portrait experience gave certain participants a new energy and desire to become more involved in community groups and activities.

 

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Il y a un respect dans ta manière de faire les portraits. Et chaque sujet est différent. »

Mylène, habitante du 13e arrondissement de Paris et participante aux portraits du festival Quartiers en Cultures

 

 

La contribution personnelle d’Ali Konaté à travers son portrait et la rencontre avec toi nous a ravis. Nous tenons à te remercier au nom de l’ensemble des personnes du centre d’avoir contribué avec Ali à notre festival culturel des habitants. »

Marie-Line Benoît Hervé, Directrice du centre social Solidarité Roquette, 11e arrondissement de Paris