Departure at Le 18
THE COLLECTIVE MUSEUM: Local Museum / Neighbour Museum : How can museums come out of their walls?
This route will be held in French and English with translators
For We Are Museums, LE 18, l'Atelier de l'Observatoire, Madrassa Collective and Zeitraumexit propose a day of reflections and interventions in the city of Marrakech based on the experiences and methodology of the Collective Museum, a project of the Workshop of the Observatory (Casablanca) initiated by the artist Mohamed Fariji for the creation of a museum citizen of the memory of the cities.
The Collective Museum proposes a shared process of writing the history of cities by its inhabitants. For several years, in Casablanca, but also during ephemeral actions in Marrakech, Nouakchott, Sharjah or Algiers, groups composed of artists, activists, students, children and inhabitants engage actions in their cities and neighborhoods to bring out stories hitherto invisibilised by the dominant narrations.
The Collective Museum developing particularly through a series of participatory workshops (writing, sound, urban planning, taste archiving, collection, etc.), temporary exhibitions and meetings, we propose to the participants of We are Museums to join the project and his approach for a day at 18.
Workflow of the workshop.
Morning (10h-12h): Discussion
Based on the concepts of the Collective Museum, we will engage in a collective discussion with the participants and guest speakers to explore and question the practices and the museum institution as well as these so-called "alternative" forms (citizen initiatives, ephemeral museums, artists' museums , etc.), the role of citizens and artists engaged in memory-gathering activities, the tools of shared writing and participatory projects, etc.
Afternoon (13h30-17h): Workshop
During the afternoon the participants will be invited to contribute to the evolution of the proposal of Mohamed Fariji to design a Collective Museum for the city of Marrakech, through a series of actions of collection of stories and traces, negotiation and communication. exploration of the city. This step will be facilitated by the presence of artists based in Marrakech and participants of a first workshop conducted in September 2017 by the Collective Museum in Marrakech.
Final restitution (5 pm-6pm): Restitution
The day will close with a sharing of the results of the workshop (found objects, recorded stories, documents collected, proposed scenographies, research tracks, etc.) at 18.
Practical information :
THE 18, 18, derb el ferrane - riad laarouss
00212 642375346 Whatsapp: 0032 483249743 (Francesca Masoero)
To find out more about the Collective Museum.
Lunch : Lunch will be held next to the 18th and will be supported by each participant.