The Cité Curial is populated by about 4500 people, it is incredibly diverse in terms of (rather to very poor) communities. Cité Curial, used to be too sulfurous. It is being heavily renovated (and renamed, a symbol).
The aim of "Portraits of Residents" exhibit is to help the inhabitants get hold of the renovation, make it their own. Because the place can only become peaceful and citizen-friendly if the inhabitants take care of it. Which means they must love it and feel at home, all together. Whether they are jewish, asian, muslims, african, from eastern europe or else.
Because the renovation work is still ongoing, we plan to paste
- about 40 individual portraits on the outside walls of the buildings (huge residential towers /social housing, and other institutions : schools etc.) of the "cité curial"
- and about 15 other portraits, printed on 2 tarps, each 8 meters long, which will be pasted on 2 aerial working platforms, that are used by the renovation workers to fix the higher stores of the towers.
On July 5, the mayor of Paris, and the 19th arrondissement will be inaugurating the exhibit, and the first two new streets that have been created in the Cité, as part of the renovation.
In addition to renovating the residential appartments and the outside of the towers, many other improvements are part of the renovation project which will be going on for a while, including a new RER-station (Rosa Parks), and a tramway, aimed at helping inhabitants circulate into and out of Paris.
Become a Group Leader by organizing an Inside Out Action in your community. Gather 50 or more participants that stand behind a message you are passionate about and paste your portraits in your community.