Study Trip. Paris. May 15 – 20. 2016

 

The History of the european public and urban space. A Walking Tour.

The aim of this study trip is to investigate first hand the parks, squares and arcades of Paris in relation to the history and formation of early european public space and later more contemporary conceptual manifestations of park design from the 80s, 90s and 2000’s. Culminating in the most contemporary of public spaces – the occupied square.

The parks we intend to visit are the the Palais Royal, Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, the Bois de Boulogne, the Jardin des Tuileries, the Pere Lachaise cemetery, Parc La Villette, Parc André Citroën, the Jardin du Luxembourg, Les Halles, the 19C arcades made famous by Walter Benjamin in the 2nd Arrondissement and the Place de la Republique at night which is part of the Nuit Debout occupation.

We will be walking a lot on this trip so please bring good walking shoes and light rainwear.

Complaining about the amount of walking will not be tolerated.

Sunday May 15

Arrival. Make own way to Hostel –https://www.st-christophers.co.uk/paris-hostels/canal

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/34Q5kxdZamQ2

I will be there to meet you at 6.30pm. You may not be able to check in until I arrive with the credit card! but try anyway if you are there early.

Check – in and free evening to explore local area

Monday May 16

10am.

Meet at the Place des Vosges. In the centre of the square.

https://goo.gl/maps/zFWH5zAwKJp

After that we will be walking to Les Halles, Palais Royal, Place Vendome, Tuileries Garden, the Jardin des Plantes , and the Promenade Plantée.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palais-Royal

http://www.gardenvisit.com/garden/jardin_des_tuileries

http://europeforvisitors.com/paris/articles/viaduc-des-arts.htm

Tuesday May 17

10am.

Meet outside outside the Philippe-Auguste Metro station.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/hna7HuqA8vG2

We will be exploring the Père Lachaise Cemetery, Parc Belleville, Parc Buttes Chaumont and Parc La Villette.

http://europeforvisitors.com/paris/articles/pere-lachaise-cemetery.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parc_des_Buttes_Chaumont

http://www.tschumi.com/projects/3/

6pm. Opening at the Palais des Beaux Arts of Mark Dion’s exhibition

Wednesday May 18

10am. Meet outside the Senat entrance to the Luxembourg Gardens which is where rue Touron meets rue Vaugirard.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/3FG48cntmfJ2

After exploring the Luxembourg Gardens we will then visit the Montparnasse Tower, Parc André Citroën and the Bois de Boulogne. This park includes the new Fondation Louis Vuitton designed by Frank Gehry which we will also visit.

http://www.gardenvisit.com/garden/jardin_du_luxembourg

http://www.tourmontparnasse56.com/en/

http://www.gardenvisit.com/garden/parc_andre_citroen_paris

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bois_de_Boulogne

http://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/en.html

School dinner 6pm. Chartier. 7 rue du Faubourg Montmartre | 75009 Paris

https://goo.gl/maps/QceMKyexpxG2

Thursday May 19

10am.

Meet outside the Passage du Panoramas, Rue St Marc, between rue Vivienne and rue Montmartre.

https://goo.gl/maps/pV9nNL8VBV22

This will be a shorter day and the afternoon is free.

5pm. Courtyard project meeting. Location to be announced.

Friday May 20

Departure to airport

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