La Condition Publique is a creative laboratory, a living, working, and public performance space at the crossroads of culture and social, urban, and environmental innovation. An abandoned industrial site measuring 10 000 m2, used by the textile industry from 1902 to 1972, Condition Publique was restored by Patrick Bouchain for lille 2004, European Capital of Culture. Under the leadership of Jean-Christophe Levassor, Condition Publique offers shared working tools and means of production such as artist workshops, co-working spaces, a Fablab, and construction tools. It supports the development of project initiators and provides coordination and moderation of a community under its roof and in the immediate areas. Condition Publique provides year-round access – on its rooftop terraces – to its vegetable garden created by Pile neighborhood inhabitants. In 2017, Condition Publique explored street art as part of a thematic Season dedicated to and notably presenting the major exhibition STREET GENERATION(S) - 40 years of street art (curator: Magda Danysz), which drew 42 669 visitors. In 2018, its programming includes a second thematic Season, shows, journalism training workshops that are betting on young people and diversity, as well as collaborative festivals such as Pile au Rendez-Vous.
In 2018, “Habitarium, an experimental season dedicated to housing” brought together key players from many horizons (economic, social, artistic, urban planning, public authorities) around a main societal theme. With nearly 15 000 visitors to the exhibition, its camping event on the rooftops, and many days of debates and encounters, Habitarium served as a platform to envision the challenges for the housing of tomorrow, under the artistic direction of the COAL association and in partnership with the ALLIANCES network.
Between 2019 and 2022, in the framework of Next Generation(s), La Condition Publique invites about twenty artists to hybridize their practices, to anchor themselves in the territory by investing the fields of urban planning and social innovation.
audit, benchmark, monitoring, research, prospective, positioning, strategic direction, textual and visual briefs
strategic direction, conception / writing of speaking engagements, media planning, operational implementation, influence (targeting, press and public relations, social media, events) and mediation (promotion, media partnerships, marketing digital)
monitoring, research, mapping, prospecting, networking, partnerships