takalefaire | Chaumont 2oo1

For the 1oo th anniversary of the law of 19o1 — on non-profit associations and organizations —“takalefaire, association of images, images of associations” proposed a picture of the civic imagination of Chaumont. For this second year in residence, Malte Martin’s appeal, published in the local newspaper, proposed that the city’s associations should come and tell him about their aspirations, treating him like a “public scribe”. In one hour, he translated their cause into a sign, proposing a pictorialization of his perception of their commitment. Some fifty pictograms were duly created. Some were adopted by associations as their logotype and, what is more, are still being used to this day. In tandem, Malte Martin ran graphic workshops open to one and all, throughout the year. In them, inhabitants for the first time formulated a kind of involvement that they could envisage. Then they drew it themselves, and 2oo additional pictograms saw the light of day. Malte set them down like a forest of signs in the square outside the town hall and the gardens around the various neighbourhoods. Thus did “the galaxy of associated involvements” rise up from the city’s ground, in which could be read emerging energies, dreamed-of involvements, and the strength to get the city of tomorrow on the move.

  • partenaires

    avec le soutien de la Ville de Chaumont

  • crédits

    conception et création: Malte Martin

fabrique de la ville, fabrique de cultures

Faire la ville autrement, en plaçant la création artistique et la vie culturelle au cœur de la fabrique urbaine, c’est le projet Fabrique de la ville, fabrique de cultures, un ouvrage collectif dirigé par Michel Duffour et Danielle Bellini, dans lequel des maires de la région parisienne témoignent, aux côtés d’artistes, d’acteurs de la culture et de l’urbain, des politiques culturelles menées dans des villes de la région parisienne.

C’est aux côtés de nombreuses personnalités inspirantes qui œuvrent à la fabrique de la ville et des cultures, que Malte Martin a contribué à cet ouvrage avec l’article “Pour un laboratoire des Communs et de la création urbaine”. Article disponible ici.

Fabrique de la ville, fabrique de cultures, éditions du Croquant, 2020.
Avec la participation de: Juliette Bompoint, Fazette Bordage, Patrick Bouchain, Patrick Braouezec, Laurence Dupouy-Veyrier, Daniel Jeanneteau, Pascal Le Brun-Cordier, Maud Le Floc’h, Patrice Leclerc, Fabrice Lextrait, Pierre Mansat, Malte Martin, Valentine Roy…

conception graphique: écouter pour voir
commande: ville-en-commun.net