Does Marseille Still Exist? Mediactivism Hackcamp in Marseille
Les Têtes de l'Art, 2020 | Les Têtes de l'Art (France)
In Marseilles, recently, the management of the public space raises many debates and has been the subject of struggles for equality and respect for fundamental rights. The layout of the territory and recent events (collapse of several buildings), which combine serious housing problems with increasingly accelerated gentrification, revealed the pressure undergone by a large part of the population. The dichotomy between the management of space and the reality lived by most of people has reached such a degree creating such inequalities that the economist Philippe Langevin publicly asked a disturbing question: “Does Marseilles still exist? As a result of 3 consultative meetings and in reference to this reflection, we have collectively decided to name our Hackcamp "Does Marseille still exist?". The Hackcamp tried, then, to bring elements of response to this deliberately provocative question.