Investing in space

Which geographies for the application?

For this application, for each exceptional territory (a city, an island), "unusual" geographies are to be revealed. These geographies alone make up a whole universe in themselves. From the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, a universal common good, to the highest peaks of the island, the breathtaking landscapes leave their mark on the territory. The cities and the land produce meaning and unite all communities and generations.

How can the European Capital of Culture's itineraries be built to fit in with this extraordinary territory?

How can the territories of the project between the coast and the interior be defined, since they are so closely linked in the ancestral ways of living on the island?

How can mobility be integrated into the application: from transport that brings Corsica closer to the mainland to soft modes of discovery with its renowned hiking trails?

How can we push the limits and propose to invest in other local territories (or not), sounding boards, under other skies than Corsica, of the title year?

What if these geographies had to reveal a large part of the very essence of Corsica?

The stakeholders

Moderator

Sylvia Ghipponi

Architect, President of the Corsican Order of Architects. Based in Bastia, she is also the managing partner of an architectural agency in Paris and in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Her work focuses on the reappropriation and transformation of existing buildings. A graduate of the Paris-Val-de-Seine School of Architecture, she holds a DEA in the History of Modern and Contemporary Architecture from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and a DU in "Environmental Qualities of the Built Environment in the Mediterranean" from the University of Corsica. She has also been a part-time teacher in the Schools of Architecture in Paris and worked on film sets. Her work focuses on the reappropriation and rehabilitation of existing buildings, as well as their transformation through restructuring, extension or heightening.

Artist

Laetitia Carlotti

Lætitia Carlotti is an artist and landscape worker. She works in Corsica, where she runs the association arterraShe is a researcher in plastic arts and develops long-term collaborative projects that place art within the activities of use while exploring the notion of the hinterland. As a researcher in the plastic arts, she develops long-term collaborative projects that place art within the activities of use while exploring the notion of the hinterland.