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In 2013 Marseille became the first European Capital of Culture to run a parallel, self-organised Off festival. Since then, many cultural initiatives have emerged out of the Capital of Culture’s budget or associated resources. USR looks into the Quartiers Créatifs, an MP2013 project involving artists in residencies in developing urban areas. Meanwhile, ambitions for Marseille to become an economic and touristic hub in Europe have sparked new mechanisms of city-making. We look at how this interacts with the aforementioned cultural initiatives.
In Marseille, USR will take part in a workshop with Collectif Etc, meet Marseille 3013, the collective behind the Off Festival, walk the urban hiking trail created by Bureau des Guides, hear stories from the founding members of Yes We Camp and visit La Friche Belle de Mai.
Von Dallarmi Kim-Fabian