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IdeasCity Arles took place from May 22 to 27, 2017, and featured an intensive five-day residency program with forty-two Fellows, culminating in a public conference featuring Kunlé Adeyemi, Amale Andraos, Michel Bauwens, Raphaële Bidaut-Waddington, Bouchra Khalili, Rem Koolhaas, Ben Vickers, and Amanda Williams, among others. The public conference, free and open to the public, featured a keynote lecture by Rem Koolhaas and took place Saturday, May 27, 2017, at the Grande Halle, Parc des Ateliers in Arles.

IdeasCity—the New Museum’s platform to explore the future of cities—worked in partnership with local community organizations in Arles to tackle key issues specific to the region. Building upon discussions initiated in Detroit and Athens, IdeasCity Arles addressed the future city, looking at key forces that shape Arles and the Camargue region today. Working alongside local stakeholders in Arles to investigate the countryside as a place where urban change is accelerating, IdeasCity developed “scenarios for a City in a Bioregion” through the following themes: City of Culture & Agriculture, Twenty-First-Century Factory Town, City as Campus, UNESCO City 3.0, and Global Village. In the coming years, these themes will be followed up by Atelier LUMA and LUMA Days, a three day-long scenario planning workshop led by LUMA Arles focused on the future of Arles and the Camargue region.

Support for IdeasCity Arles
LUMA Foundation is the presenting partner for IdeasCity Arles.

Additional support for IdeasCity Arles provided by NEON.

Founding support for IdeasCity is provided by Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David B. Heller & Hermine Riegerl Heller

IdeasCity Arles Team:
Joseph Grima, Vere van Gool, Ladi’Sasha Jones, Chiara Siravo