Saint-Etienne, Place au Changement, Collectif ETC, 2011

Bearing in mind the impact that the changes in Saint-Étienne were having on the cityscape and social fabric, Public Urban Planning Agency of Saint-Etienne called for entries in a competition for plans to transform the former site of the petrol station into a temporary artistic installation. Backed by an investment of 30,000 euros, the winning proposal was that of a cooperative process of turning the barren block into a fertile place by means of citizen participation and professional assistance.