The exhibition in Europe

Passages in Paris

Passages, transitional spaces for the 21st century city”, from May 4 to June 5 at the Passage du Désir gallery in Paris

The exhibition “Passages, spaces of transition for the 21st century city” make it first stop in Paris before an international roaming by travelling through the world’s cities, their barriers and passages, and encouraging the pleasure of the passer-by’s experience and proposing solutions. It is free of charge and aims to bring together a wide audience, including architecture and urban planning professionals, politicians, associations and enlightened citizens.

The exhibition will make it possible to make people aware of the extent and diversity of barriers and to raise awareness among city actors of the role of everyday spaces in new urban mobility, in their physical, sensitive, social and symbolic dimensions, to identify and show the innovations that make it possible today to overcome the various urban ruptures, to demonstrate that it is possible to initiate transformations on a larger scale through small interventions.



Passage du Désir (BETC agency)
85-87 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin, 75010 Paris
Métro line 4: Château d’Eau / Métro line 5: Jacques Bonsergent / RER line E: Gare de l’Est

Entrance free
Opening times: Monday to Sunday (closed on Tuesday), 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Free guided tours every day (except on Tuesday) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The exhibition is bilingual French-English

A programme of meetings, debates, screenings, night sessions and workshops will take place within the exhibition itself as well as in nearby partner locations.

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More infos :
The exhibition’s catalogue

Passages in Barcelona


– Opening ceremony on November 10; debate-conference by the curators at 6pm; opening speech and collation at 7pm

– Guided tours on November 18, December 2 and 16, at 11:30am | Free, upon registration

– Conference “Passages, from Barcelona to the metropolis” with Ton Salvadó and Ramon Torra, Monday 20 of November at 7pm



From November 10 to January 21, 2018

at the Barcelona History Museum (MUHBA) Oliva Artes
Adress : C. d’Espronceda, 142-146, (Parc del Centre del Poblenou), 08018 Barcelona

Exhibition in French, English and Catalan.
Free admission Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Free group guided tours on request

More information

see the exhibition’s video