The year 2011 marks the recent arrival of line 13 of the Paris metro to the northern suburbs of Asnières and Gennevilliers, and crystallises territorial tensions between rival gangs around the Les Courtilles station. After violent clashes between young people and the death of a teenager in March 2011, both towns worked with associations and local actors to find ways of bringing the populations of Asnières and Gennevilliers closer together, and to pacify public space.
"One should not dream of the past or the future, one should dream of the present"
A participative exhibition "Dreamed spaces" is installed on the facade and the forecourt of Les Courtilles metro station, on July 2, 2011.
Friches Théâtre Urbain invite residents, elected officials, and local professionals from both towns to gather together to inaugurate this collective fresco installed for the occasion. The social event is as important as the artwork itself.