PEROU, Center for Exploration of Urban Resources
THE PEROU: ACTIONS ABOUT CREATING HOSPITALITY
In a gathering of practising architects, researchers in human sciences and artists, PEROU – the center for explo- ration of urban resources – is a research-action laboratory about previously unthought – of urban contemporary production. In slums and jungles, often fragile and invisible shelters, it works on spreading a repertoire of what is happening and what is taking place. In the public arena, it is producing forms and narratives in order to produce renewed public answers. In this way, PEROU works to show how governing violence can be resisted today, and future politics can be reinvented to create hospitality.
THE POWER AND RESOURCES OF THE EUROPEAN SCHOOLS: A NEW FRONT
PEROU ‘s projects have often received support, in its actions, from foreign and French schools and students, de- monstrating how much the challenge of hospitality for refugees is at the heart of certain pedagogical and research practices.The experience of PEROU attests to this: in Europe, there are many schools in which forms of the future are being invented, in contradiction to the policies of hostility that seem to characterize this continent today.
As the spaces of thought and creation become narrower in the face of worlds that are coming, it is crucial to bring to the public scene this protean movement of resistance, to record and transmit the new knowledge and savoir-faire invented in the European schools and around.
TO CREATE A “CAMPUS OF POTENTIAL” ON A EUROPEAN SCALE, LAND OF HOSPITALITY’S INVENTION
From the 19th – 21st of April at The Colonie in Paris, PEROU proposes three days of meetings around the crea- tion of the Situation’s School: the first network in Europe, in the scale of Grand Paris, of student groups working to create hospitality.
On this occasion, opening a repertory of the many pedagogical and research activities which, at a European scale, draw an extraordinary and crucial “campus of potential”.This call is intended for the beginning of this project, in order to, in these April days on the eve of the French presidential election, create another representation of what we have in common.
We start from actions, created forms, worked language, experiences gestures, drawn spaces. We are calling students, teachers, associations, collectives and European researchers to testify their actions so that they can be included in the repertoire of inventions covered by this “campus of potential”. For this, we need to fill in this form in Word / ODT format.This questionnaire can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, accompanied if necessary by an electronic documentary archive testifying to the act in question.
Here is the form:Title of the action – Authors – Situation/place – Date – Pedagogical/research framework– School/University/Group – Description of the action (1500 words maximum ) – Description of the attached document.
Paris, the 22nd of march, 2017.