Collaborative creation of photos by the inhabitants of a district, to record the memory of an event.
During the 2017 Christmas celebrations, the municipality of Les Lilas (93) supported the actions of the association Better living in the Sentes district in organising festive actions by and for the inhabitants. I intervened to accompany the inhabitants and participants to take creative photographs during the week of activities. These photographs were published in a durable mini website, which tells the story of this week in pictures:
The direct address of the mini-site “Views on the Sentes”:
What is a territory? How is it built? How do you value your own living environment? By what we can live there (architectural, urban, social, educational, cultural, political proposals...) and by the history it leaves in us and in others.
How is a story constructed? Through the story, which has been told through texts and images since the beginning of human history.
A celebration such as this one is a moment of life, of human sharing of which, of course, there are still personal traces in everyone’s memory as well as some beautiful photos in the next edition of the municipal newspaper. But today everyone makes images, from which they could build a more intimate and appropriate collective narrative.
To do this, it is necessary to create a space to promote the heritage value of these images and to support their creation, so that people give more value to the images they will make, to inscribe their own history in the great history. Sharing an artistic, offbeat, amused, deep look....
And to ensure that these traces created by people can begin to constitute a true cultural heritage, sustainable and valued. You start telling your story, and in this way you give meaning to the past, present and future.