Architectural and social structure with water supply instrastructure and vegetable gardens (Art installation for Evento 2011, Bordeaux)
Théâtre Évolutif is, fundamentally, a shelter and an agora, a place where groups and individuals can come together with a common purpose to engage with and learn from one another. Equally important, however, they can engage with and learn from the ‘relational objects’ of the Théâtre Évolutif – the open-roof structure, the water-supply infrastructure, the vegetable gardens, and the animals.
The project began with an extensive period of public engagement, gathering the local community together to discuss the potential of Andre Marnier Square, a currently underused and overlooked space in the city of Bordeaux.
For visitors to Evento 2011 Place André Meunier becomes a playground where they can discover and participate in examples of coexistence between urban life and nature, a laboratory where they see a new kind of city imagined and constructed.
Place André Meunier, Bordeaux, FR
Marjetica Potrč and OOZE (Eva Pfannes & Sylvain Hartenberg) in collaboration with Bureau d'Etudes
Evento 2011: L'art pour une re-évolution urbaine
Michelangello Pistoletto, Gabi Farage, Eric Troussicot, Luigi Coppola, Judith Wielander, Emiliano Gandolfi
City of Bordeaux
French Ministry of Culture and Communication (DRAC Aquitaine), Xylofutur, Bricorelais, and the Mondriaan Foundation
Coordination: Comissaires Anonymes; The residents and associations of the Saint-Michel neighbourhood