BA Architecture student Marinos Mavrogenis from Studio 55 has been planning and curating a small architectural workshop as part of  The Pink House Festival which will take place in Abbeville St. Lucien, Northern France this summer.

Workshop participants will design the festival ‘scenery’ (a concert stage, performance stage, and structures for the surrounding areas of the festival.) The Pink House Festival aims to empower rural areas through the arts – here the organisers of the festival tell us more about their vision for the project.

As a young team of individuals, artists, global citizens from all over the world, we believe in the social impact that bringing artistic practices within a rural environment has, we choose art as our tool to connect to our provinces and with it our sense of community so easily mislaid.
Valorising the cultural landscape to which smaller villages have access to, opening up the possibilities for social interactions, spaces for citizen initiatives to emerge and voices to be discovered and heard. We offer a framework in which to evolve, for people to grow closer to one another, to themselves and their environment.

We have been curating a thought provoking programme of activities from talks, to concerts, to small introductory workshops, local markets and performances of emerging artists with the aim of demonstrating any form of positive impact / initiative in their own field. We chose to concentrate this first edition on some of the most pressing challenges affecting our generation.

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