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Bétonsalon is a non-profit organization that runs a centre for art and research located within a university, in the heart of a neighborhood currently undergoing reconstruction. This neighborhood, ZAC Paris Rive Gauche, is located on the north-eastern outskirts of the 13th arrondissement of Paris, very close to the Seine and Ivry sur Seine.
In this context planned as a model of contemporary urbanism, Bétonsalon wishes to create a space for reflection, anchored in its district, a univesity and society at large. Designed as a place for production and research, Bétonsalon experiments various formats to produce, publish and distribute art, working with actors from many disciplines (artists, philosophers, playwrights, choreographers, scientists, architects…) to develop their practice on processual, collaborative and discursive levels.
Projects take multiple forms and develop on different time scales: workshops, lectures, publications, exhibitions, neighborhood visits, festivals, performances, interventions in the public space ...