Nicolas Memain

walking artist,
Provencopolitan street jockey,
big-footed town planner,
urban planner grand prix d’urbanisme of the academy of architecture
gonzo town planner,
gray eminence of the national agency of urban psychoanalysis marseillologist ororhodaneologist,
off-road guide specializing in attention to constructed situations,
concrete bear cartographer and trainer.

A “Street jockey” or even a “concrete bear trainer” as he likes to define himself. He is a member of the Cercle des Marcheurs, cartographer of the GR2013® and author of its route to which he gave its emblematic shape. Along with Baptiste Lanaspèze, he received the 2013 town planning award from the Academy of Architecture for the creation of a metropolitan path. A specialist in 20th century town planning and architecture, he has organized numerous architectural walks in several towns in the Bouches-du-Rhône and participated in an architectural inventory for heritage services. He has worked for many years to revisit the encyclopedia of Bouches-du-Rhône.

SAFI collectif

Du Sens, de l’Audace, de la Fantaisie et de Imagination, is a collective of visual artists founded in 2001 by Stéphane Brisset and Dalila Ladjal

SAFI works, learns, dreams, shares, imagines, transmits from plants. Not conserved nature, nor domesticated nature, but the more complex nature of wasteland, city borders, where play remains possible while posing the challenges of urban development.

The collective explores resources, feeds on encounters, takes the time of residence, wandering and experimentation to take the pulse of the territories crossed. It highlights, in light, the intimate conversation between men and their environment.

From a repertoire of fundamental gestures: walking, smelling, listening, eating … SAFI invites you to cross forgotten areas, to practice vernacular gestures and to (re) discover unsuspected riches. He proposes to make sensitive experiments which reveal what is hidden before our eyes, perhaps out of habit. he proposes to discover that a weed can be an astonishing plant, a delicacy in the kitchen or a material of the future and constitutes a real heritage which helps us to understand our environment, connects us to each other and brings out the sensitive city and emotional.

On the GR2013, they offer to travel a known world, in search of the unexpected. Safi invites us to eat the landscapes by deploying different protocols (mobile cooking, landscape powders, edible menu, etc.) and to better use our senses to perceive the astonishing beauty of places that are familiar to us.

Julie de Muer

After having developed several projects and places in Paris in the field of innovative cultures (the Guinguette Pirate, the Batofar), Julie de Muer moved to Marseille in 2003 where she directed the cultural radio station Radio Grenouille and the sound creation workshop Euphonia. until 2009.

There, she developed her taste for hybridization, and through media tools, crossed artistic, scientific and citizen approaches around territorial issues.

From 2009, she became an independent author and producer, and deepened her activity around the interactions between art, heritage and territories. Walking will then become one of his privileged tools.

In the context of Marseille-Provence 2013, the European Capital of Culture year, it will support or co-found several regional projects with artistic teams (the Tourist Agency with Mathias Poisson, GR2013 with the walking artists, Les promenades Sonores with Radio Grenouille ) or residents (Hôtel du Nord cooperative).

Today, she is mainly devoted to the Hôtel du Nord cooperative and to the GR2013 Guides Office, and regularly intervenes in the field of social innovation (27th region) and training (FAI-AR, University of Provence, Conseil of Europe, School of Landscape, Architecture, etc.).

Mathias Poisson

Mathias Poisson is a walking artist.

Author of several experimental tourist guides, designer of sensitive maps and artistic tour guide. It questions the representation of current landscapes through a multidisciplinary approach. The processes he implements are generally collective, involving other artists or amateur participants. The experiences he offers bring out the sensitive dimension of a space and put visitors in a state of special attention. If all goes as planned, the surprising imagination of the place takes over and the situation turns around.

Alexandre Lucas

Alexandre Lucas is an independent hmonp architect and co-founder of the laBO * associative laboratory.

Architect by training, gardener by passion, and plastic artist by nature. Through urban walking as much as cartography, he offers portraits of places, from the tightest zoom to the most aerial vision. From the foreshadowing of projects to the restitution of successful achievements, he willingly puts himself at the service of collectives: discussing to deconstruct and refine, graphic designer to make it readable or underline, peerless installer to welcome the public and bring the moment to light.

  • làBO = there [here] + soundtrack [original soundtrack] = collective of metropolitan explorations and in situ experiments, to make here the original soundtrack of the place.

Hendrik Sturm

Hendrik Sturm is a walking artist. Originally from Düsseldorf, he has lived in Marseille since 1994.

After having led, between France and Germany, a training in Fine Arts and a thesis in neurobiology, Hendrik Sturm now teaches at the School of Fine Arts in Toulon, and practices his art of walking. everywhere in France, in Marseille or Paris, often in peri-urban areas, but also in town centers or in rural areas.

“I don’t walk like the mad traveler, I don’t seek exhaustion, although it can happen. Sometimes we just don’t want to stop walking, so it’s the night that stops us. But it is also possible to take a meaningful walk that lasts only five minutes. In my case, walking is also a study method. I practice it less as a spiritual practice than as a tool of discovery, a methodology of inquiry – reading of traces. “

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Extrait de La Galerie de la mer, un film de Philippe Van Cutsem (2007, 61 mn). 

La Folie Kilomètre

Based in Marseille, La Folie Kilomètre is a collective founded in 2011. It brings together artists from performing arts, visual arts and regional planning.

At the crossroads of these practices, the collective imagines expeditions, shows, walks and workshops. From sensitive cartography to sound creation, from visual installation to tableau vivant, the disciplines dialogue and their outlines blend into a mixed language. Monumental or tiny, his interventions play with the scales of places and levels of reading.

Poetic journeys imagined for the places they pass through their walking-related interventions combine live performance and plastic installations. They place the walker at the heart of the promenade. Sensitive maps, walking accessories, words landscapes and inhabited tables constitute their vocabulary.

Christophe Galatry

Christophe Galatry has been carrying out photographic, video and multimedia work since 1991.

This work is intended to be an investigation of identity in its intimate sense and plays on the relationship between appearance and disappearance, on the border between oblivion and the unconscious. With the collective PCPI (Because This Passage Infranchi) which he founded with artists who have developed polymorphic creations (photographs, video, sound, plastic, body) on the islands of Frioul in 2004 and 2005, he develops the metropolitan walks Except… (Territories) during which creatives, thinkers and curious citizens meet for an exploratory journey, particularly in the territories west of the Etang de Berre and Fos-sur-Mer to Port-Saint- Louis-du-Rhône.

Their flagship project – the Tétrodon – is a project to rehabilitate a mobile and modular object used to accommodate the workers who built the ZIP.

The Tetrodon blog:

To support its restoration: