Analysis out of the box

Le Havre, art, architecture and economy

Analysis out of the boxContemporary Art | In order to face the new stakes of metropolization and the economic mutations affecting French cities, Le Havre has been building the framework of an ambitious cultural policy since 2010. In 2017, “Un été au Havre” (A summer in Le Havre) was conceived for the 500th anniversary of the city. This festive event marked a decisive step, promoting a new perception of the city, new local narratives and transforming the urban landscape. An analysis.

Karel Martens (Pays-Bas), Couleurs sur la plage, 2017/2018 © Philippe Breard
Karel Martens (Pays-Bas), Couleurs sur la plage, 2017/2018
© Philippe Breard

Flash-back : Le Havre at the year zero

The port city of Le Havre, founded by François I, went through a commercial golden age during the 19th century before entering a long period of mourning and trauma after the total destruction of its historical center due to the bombings of September 1944.
The city was rebuilt between 1946 and 1954 by […]

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Karel Martens (Pays-Bas), Couleurs sur la plage, 2017/2018 © Philippe Breard

Karel Martens (Pays-Bas), Couleurs sur la plage, 2017/2018
© Philippe Breard

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