How can schools be integrated into public urban space and made into more open and versatile learning environments? A school that turns into a cinema after class or a playground that becomes a public square at the weekend are two ways of using schools. Sweden and France have different traditions but both are moving towards a more flexible and modular use of these urban spaces. At this event, Linda Pettersson from the Stockholm architecture firm Urbio and Fiona Meadows from the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine address these questions and the way in which schools might become learning spaces for everyone.

Linda Pettersson is an architect and landscape designer at the Swedish architecture firm Urbio. Since 2006 she has worked on many complex urban planning projects including the layout for the Sörmlands Museum park and the Järvastaden school (presented in the exhibition Architectures en partage). She is also involved in several research projects such as Digi Playscape whose starting point is childrens’ play space.

Fiona Meadows is an architect and exhibition curator responsible for programming at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine. She was awarded the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2016. She is particularly interested in temporary, fragile, and modest housing, and considers architecture in terms of how it services the needs of future residents.

Moderator: Renaud Charles, editor-in-chief of the e-magazine Enlarge your Paris

Discussion in french at the Maif Social Club.
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To coincide with Aiming for democratic achitecture at the Institut Suédois and Dans les branches, une cabane habitée at the Maif Social Club. Discussions organised in collaboration with the Maif Social Club.