For 4 days, from February 7 to 10, EuroFabrique brought together no less than 35 European art schools at the Grand Palais Ephémère. A great initiative that honors Paris, at a time when France takes over the presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The 400 students in arts, design, cinema, theater and music, from 13 countries, proposed 19 joint projects which are building the Europe of tomorrow. The values and issues of the continent were questioned in various and varied forms since several media were put forward. Performance, 3D printing, drawing, sound or even textile creation allowed the students to express their vision of this gathering of 27 countries.
The young European guard tackled sensitive subjects such as ecology, the question of borders or language by working in groups of pupils from different schools. To these 35 schools was added a 36th , composed for the occasion of refugee students in connection with the Guest Student Program (PEI) and artists in exile residing in French art schools through PAUSE (Emergency Aid Program for Scientists and Artists in Exile).
This gathering was an opportunity to imagine a new form of creative agora, while creating new social networks between students and artists. Too bad, however, that the public only had access to this forum on the closing day…