Loïc Magnant

Co-founder of the GR2013, Loïc Magnant is more often in the organization of walks than in accompanying them. But these incessant surveys prompted him in 2015 – at the request of MUCEM – to create a heritage walk around the perimeter of the Etang de Berre, a walk that remains at the heart of the news.

Antoine Devillet

Antoine Devillet is a researcher in philosophy within the Bureau des guides of the GR2013, at the intersection between philosophical, landscape and artistic investigations and the creation of collective territorial communities of citizens. He graduated in Philosophy of Science from the Université Libre de Bruxelles following the defense of his thesis on artificial reefs as a technical trajectory showing changes in conservation biology practices.

All-terrain philosopher

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 l’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 ecosystems of wasteland or city borders, where play remains a possibility, in posing a challenge to 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

In 2003 after having developed several artistic projects and spaces in Paris in the field of experimental culture (the Guinguette Pirate, the Batofar), Julie de Muer moved to Marseille, where she directed the cultural radio station Radio Grenouille and the sound creation studio Euphonia, until 2009.

There, she developed her taste for hybridization, and through various media tools, mixed artistic scientific and citizen approaches, to issues around territory.

From 2009, she became an independent creator and producer, deepening her activity around the interactions between art, heritage and territories. Walking practice became a principle tool.

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

Today, she is mainly devoted to the Hôtel du Nord cooperative and to the GR2013 Bureau des guides, and regularly intervenes in the field of social innovation (27th region) or in 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: through discussion to deconstruct and refine; as graphic designer to make it readable or to underline; as 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 followed, 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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La Galerie de la mer, a film by Philippe Van Cutsem (2007, 61 mn).