Raja is supporting the Paris l’Été Festival, taking place from July, 17 to August, 5 2017 at the Parc de la Villette (Paris) by supplying more than 7000 cardboard boxes and 2600 adhesive rolls to artist Olivier Grossetête for the production of his La Ville Éphémère project.
This in-situ, participatory and utopian project invites everyone to take part in the construction of an ephemeral cardboard city, creating an unprecedented human and artistic experience in the urban environment.
“Olivier Grossetête explores urban spaces and enables us to experience them together. It is both a thought process on image and architecture as a symbol, as well as a social and “political” project. He invites the inhabitants of a town to come together to erect a utopian building, temporary and useless, to take part in an artistic experience in which everyone finds his/her own rightful place. Made of cardboard and tape, the construction is made without cranes or machines, using only human energy.” (excerpt from the artist’s website)
To learn more: Festival Paris L’Été – La Ville Éphémère