1km without limits / photography and urban planning in an urban re-modelage. 2012-2013, Villeneuve-la-Garenne, Île-de-France.
This sequence it’s part of a bigger project that works around photography’s and urban investigation’s territory.
In Ilê-de-France, in a historical period in which the debat on opening city’s limits toward the suburbs, concerning to the ideals of the Grand Pari(s), i’ve decided to focus my attention on a primary importance project: the re-modelage of the grand ensemble Caravelle in Villeneuve-la-Garenne (banlieue north of Paris). The Caravelle, a buildings’ complex long a linear kilometer, built during the trente glorieuses as a refuge, at the beginning of the XXI century has become an enclave réfractaire au reste de la ville.
A kilometer without limits focuses on the remodelage of the Caravelle made by Atelier Castro, the reorganization of urban structures and, in a more general way, the des-enclavement. Everything grows up with a great respect for people and their conditions, without pity’s attitudes, but looking for an empathy’s degree able to return their dignity to the subjects.
All images © Marina Caneve