Passages Project

Passages Project

Action-research project in partnership with the cities of Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Paris, Santiago, Shanghai, Toronto, Tours, Valparaiso, Paris… for the implementation of demonstration projects, academic exchanges and architectural and cultural events.

A network of international experts work together to develop research and scientific, cultural and artistic events and to launch competitions in architecture, design, shorts movies…

Given that passages have always been present in our cities in different forms, why today in particular? How do we do full justice to these essential and yet often neglected connections? What are the potential avenues for development and innovation available to these small mobility spaces?


Several active test projects on demonstration sites in Barcelona, Paris, Toronto, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Montevideo,  Tours… based on call for ideas, competition of architecture, town planning, art, design…

Passage cities club based around a declaration of intent by cities, companies and voluntary bodies, in order to help educate urban representatives through the exchange of experience.

A Research hub linked to local experiments: networks of universities, research centers, educational workshops will explore the specific local dimensions of the passage, in the cities that propose demonstration sites, but also in Guanzhou , Santiago, Rio de Janeiro, Valparaiso…

A Cultural and artistic program: in-situ performances – dance, cinema, visual arts – short films competition in Africa…

Workshops, seminars, conferences and an international closing colloquium  from a multidisciplinary perspective

An International traveling exhibition with a presentation fo the demonstration sites, experiences of innovation, artistic productions

Publications: exhibition catalogue, thematic dossiers