Masterclass art and the city

Manifesto and the Centre Pompidou are launching a Masterclass on
Art and the City


What role can art and culture play in our cities? How can the presence of art play a part in reinventing the relationship between the built environment and urban space? Those are the key issues at the heart of the new Centre Pompidou masterclass. Open to real estate and architecture managers and professionals, the masterclass will be hosted in an art installation designed by Swiss architect Leopold Banchini right inside the Centre Pompidou Museum.

Today, art and culture play an increasingly important role in the modern city. The Centre Pompidou Masterclasses and Manifesto have joined together to develop a training program on artistic contributions in architecture and urban spaces. City developers acknowledge it always makes a difference. So what are the tools you can use in order to include art and culture in your projects ? How to make an arts project successful for the urban developer, for his audiences and the artists themselves ?



Encouraging and supporting reflection on the issues of an artistic contribution (whether temporary or permanent), incorporated into the built environment and the city.

  • Exploring the different types of artistic commissions and contributions and understanding the artist and his/her relationship with the urban environment.
  • Questioning the role of users, inhabitants and the public.
  • Understanding a successful project’s step by step, its implementation and follow-up.



  • Real estate developers and investors
  • Social housing owners
  • Architects, urban planners
  • Public developers
  • Public/private companies with built heritage (production sites, premises open to the public, offices, etc.)


Artists in the urban space

Two days of inspiration and experimentation led by the Manifesto and Ecole Pro teams at the Centre Pompidou, that will include meetings with experts and artists to enable every participant to address these questions and to develop his/her own tools.


Day 1

Understanding the need for an artwork in a public space

When the artists meet the city makers

Exploring the #1 contemporary art collection in Europe


Speakers (to be confirmed)

  • Alain Sinou, Urban planner teacher at University Paris 8
  • Speaker from the Centre Pompidou
  • Arthur Toscan du Plantier, Head of Strategy at Emerige and President of Club 1 Immeuble, 1 Oeuvre


Day 2
The experience of an art loving urban developer

Mastering procedures, legal and financial frameworks

Opening up new perspectives through a creative workshop with artists


Speakers (to be confirmed)

  • Bertrand Julien-Laferrière, collector, real estate
  • Nathalie Brevet et Hughes Rochette, artists
  • Agnès Tricoire, Lawyer specializing in intellectual property and construction law
  • Pierre-Emmanuel Becherand, in charge of the departement architecture, culture and design at Société du Grand Paris


In-person course during two days at the Centre Pompidou Paris.

Next session: 15 & 18 November 2019

Masterclasses costs : 2 400€ before tax / participant

The organizers have the right to postpone or cancel the masterclasses if the number of participants is considered pedagogically insufficient.

Intra-company session available on request.



Clarissa Pelino :, 0033 (1) 85 09 04 52

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