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Art et territoires créatifs. Analyse de la dimension sociale de deux quartiers culturels à Nantes (les Olivettes) et Marseille (le Panier)

Abstract : Cultural quarters are defined as districts which agglomerate a lot of cultural activities (artists, theaters, etc.). They have been the subject of numerous studies focus on their economic and urban impacts. The purpose of this article is to question the social dimension of these cultural quarters by analyzing the positioning of the cultural players regarding the inhabitants. Does the spatial agglomeration of cultural activities allow the creation of meeting places open to the inhabitants within the cultural districts? The analysis is based on the study of two cultural districts: the Olivettes in Nantes and the Panier in Marseille. The methodology used combines semi-structured interviews and observation to question the cultural players but also the inhabitants and the local elected politicians. The investigations carried out reveal that the majority of the cultural players of the two districts contributes to the opening of the culture to the inhabitants. Some are involved in actions aimed explicitly at creating social links with the inhabitants. Others build informal relationships with the inhabitants. These informal relationships help to demystify artists and artistic places. The clusters of cultural activities rooted in the districts of Olivettes and Le Panier increase the magnitude of the links between the cultural players and the inhabitants by multiplying the meeting opportunities. The positioning, the actions and the local networks of cultural players of these two districts foster the development of social links with the inhabitants.
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Basile Michel. Art et territoires créatifs. Analyse de la dimension sociale de deux quartiers culturels à Nantes (les Olivettes) et Marseille (le Panier). Géographie et cultures, L'Harmattan, 2019, pp.145-166. ⟨halshs-02613857⟩

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