Foresta, a collective process within a future metropolitan park north of Marseille.
Foresta designates a possible future metropolitan park in the former tile basin of Séon north of Marseille, in what has today become the green belt of Grand Littoral.These 20 hectares represent an unusual green space in Marseille, simultaneously in its size but also in its unique history. Terraces of clay, vines then tiles, this part of the imposing domain of the Foresta family has been for fifteen years an open space, almost abandoned.
The GR2013 has chosen to trace its path in this remarkable landscape, marking the first public pedestrian route in this legally private space.
For several years, the Yes we camp collective, the Hôtel du Nord cooperative, the Résiliance company, alongside the GR2013 Bureau des guides and many local associations have been sharing experiences through walking, and slowly developing what could be a future metropolitan park: as both a place of life, of heritage, cultural and sporting practices, but also a tool for urban agriculture and local production.
The GR2013 Bureau des guides contribute to an exploration of the landscape, experiments within an metropolitan environment, engaging in discussions that involve builders and residents, around the construction of an urban refuge on the site.