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Paris City Hall dresses up with works from Yannick Monget's exhibition for COP21


VISIONS • Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, her First Deputy Mayor in charge of culture, Célia Blauel, Deputy Mayor in charge of environmental issues, and Patrick Klugman, Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of international relations and francophonie are pleased to invite you to come and discover the exhibition VISIONS, adapted from the work of Yannick Monget, Rivoli Façade of the City Hall, from November 30, 2015 to January 3, 2016.

"Without waiting for COP21, women and men around the world have already committed themselves to build the sustainable territories of tomorrow: territories thought and lived on a human scale, respecting the balance between nature and culture. This exhibition magnifies these concrete solutions for the climate, carried out all over the planet in the key areas of energy, agriculture and housing. The countries of the South, in particular, are full of inspired and effective actions to adapt and act in the face of ecological emergencies. They must serve as an example for us. Paris is resolutely committed to an economy that has the least impact on the environment and the climate, by favoring vegetalization, soft and clean mobility, and circular economy and sharing practices. The local scale is the first scale for combating climate change and effectively implementing another development model. It is as close as possible to the citizens that we must act, who are themselves often the precursors. Faced with the crisis of civilization we are going through, we have a new path to chart, one that reconciles the social progress of all countries, the regained dignity of each person, and the preservation of our environment. We will not build this more ecological and more united world by starting from normative utopias but, in the words of Ivan Illich, "by allowing each community to continually choose its own achievable utopia". It is this utopia that each of the cases superbly presented here puts into concrete action".

Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris

Since the opening of COP21, Parisians can discover a selection of digital paintings from the exhibition "Visions", on the grids of the Paris City Hall. Exceptionally, the exhibition will be left in place during the holiday season until early January. A total of fifteen paintings from the new exhibition Visions, Between Threats and Hope will be unveiled to the public, mostly positive digital paintings depicting optimistic visions of our future.

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