The Parc des Ateliers Landscape Project (2018)

by Bas Smets

Director(s)  Victor & Simon
Participant(s)  Bas Smets
Participant(s)  Hervé Schiavetti
Participant(s)  Maja Hoffmann
Year  2018

In May 2018, as part of LUMA Days 2, a forum of art and ideas, entitled Hospitality, Searching for Common Ground, we invited local and international experts, scientists, artists, thinkers, and activists to converge with the general public to share ideas and experiences around topical issues.

While hospitality is a fundamental value of any culture, this timeless and universal subject, often synonymous with harmony, seems to be gradually losing its strength, until recently it has taken on the opposite resonance. This second edition of the LUMA Days has questioned the notion of hospitality through several topical themes such as climate change, design, territorial resilience, heritage, culture, the foreigner and the identity.

For this occasion, Maja Hoffmann, founder and president of the LUMA and LUMA Arles Foundation, Hervé Schiavetti, former mayor of Arles and Bas Smets, landscape architect, gathered to give the first public presentation of the Landscape Parc designed by Bas Smets. This public parc is a partnership between LUPMA Arles and the City of Arles.

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