Coordination patrimoine et Creations 2/3: The port of Joliette or the narrative of the port heritage and the neighbourhoods that border it.

Stroller Card 1The Coordination of patrimony and creations 2/3 and the association in Italic return to the tour of Faro which they took charge for LeForum of Marseille on Thursday 12 September 2013: The port of Joliette or the narrative of the Port heritage and the districts That borders it. It should be stated in the preamble that this text brings together the views of several members of the Coordination Patrimoine and creations of the 2e-3earrondissements de Marseille who participated in the animation of the tour of 12 September 2013, during the Forum of Marseille on the Social value of the heritage and the value of the heritage for the society. Instead of a narrative written by a single author, we prefer to propose to the reader, several glances and so many stories on our itinerary, simply because it is also our differences that base the actions of the group, inhabitants and Professionals, which we have been training since 2011 and which remains as much concerned with history as by the news of our neighbourhoods. This trip, originally entitled "In the reverse of time, from the City of tomorrow to the ancient city" then "the port of Joliette or the narrative of the port heritage and the neighbourhoods that border it" was driven by the Coordination of Heritage and creations 2nd-3rd E T the association in italics. DSC00623 Laurent Cuccurullo, association in italics (13002). in view of the route taken, from the forecourt of the Archives and departmental library of Bouches-du-Rhône, to the town hall of the 2nd sector, it is quite easy to notice the works in progress, like the new constructions. The multiplicity of actors involved is a clear sign of the stakes of the urban mutation that is being exercised here. Among other things, Euroméditerranée (EPA, public development institution), the Great Seaport (EPIC, public industrial and commercial establishment), Marseille-Provence 2013 (Association loi 1901 which brings together communities and Private partners whose board of directors is chaired by the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Marseille-Provence) or many real estate developers. For in italics this ride is therefore placed immediately under several signs. It is not only a question of naming the long history of Marseille, even when it repeats itself (from Jules mires to Euroméditerranée), but also to point out the evolution of the relations between the city, the port and the sea since our itinerary which never goes away Really from the shore does not allow us to access it either. Much more than a simple Marseille paradox, this confiscation of space seems to me to be indicative of what was common heritage here. To walk between the old and the "new" port, which is at the origin of the creation of these districts, is necessarily to underline this conflicting value of heritage. In addition, since it seems necessary to us, this stroll was a construction of all parts that would allow us to report what is heritage (according to us) and describe how we act as "patrimonialisateurs", in a Context of specific realization and to the attention of local actors, representatives of the 21 Member States of the Council of Europe who signed the framework Convention of Faro, the other interested countries and representatives of the various directorates of the Council of Europe and the European Commission. Because we think that a stroll is also meetings, our walk was punctuated by the steps and sensitivity of several members of the CPC. It begins on the forecourt of the departmental lending library, with the words of Brigitte Corbel, CPC member and head of the BDP news room. His intervention is important to us because it demonstrates the quality of the bridges we have woven with the departmental institution. At the Place de la Joliette, we spoke with Yvette, a resident of La Villette (13003), of the hotel "Les gens de mer". One way as another to bring us closer to the shore (inaccessible) and to say the impact of port activity on the uses of this territory. The first marine foci were created as early as 1900. The last two world conflicts will begin to deteriorate and eventually destroy a large part of these homes. After 1945, the maritime sector evolves and it becomes necessary, in the face of the needs expressed, to rebuild structures. En 1946 is created the A.G.I.S.M. (Association for the Management of maritime social institutions) that will set up "the Houses of seafarers" in order to welcome people in relation to the maritime environment, i.e. the sailors of trade, fishing and their families, that of Mars Eh was inaugurated on 24 September 1953 by Mr. Mamacony, Secretary of State for the Merchant Navy. From 1990 the marine sector is evolving strongly. The number of seamen and the length of stopovers are rapidly declining. The commercial structures of seafarers ' homes are less frequented and thus in 1999, it is decided to open these establishments to the general public. These hotels are certified in two stars and are now called "hotels les gens de la mer". They are not out of focus but located in the heart of the cities near their port. You can sleep in large boat cabins and enjoy seafood… Within the hotel, the Seafarers ' Welcoming association, the Seamen's club. AlDSC01947ain, living in the district of La Belle de Mai (13003) and Francis, living in the Quartier La Villette (13003). During stations at the docks of Joliette and Mazenod Street, we mentioned the large Marseille-based shipping companies that flourished during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries thanks to the invention of the steam engine and the propeller. In the perimeter of the port of La Joliette, many converted (and often already forgotten) buildings allow to evoke this auspicious period of port activities at the time of the French colonial empire. In 2012, we created "the ride in good shipping Company" to evoke this period that remains in the memory of the Marseille, especially since many alumni of the 2nd arrondissement have worked in these companies. In the course of its elaboration, we have established links with the management of the docks (formerly called "The Big Warehouse") and especially with the staff of the workshops of mechanics, electricity, welding… of the National Society Corse Méditerranée (SNCM) which are located in a former storage building of the postal parcels of the transatlantic general Cie, now extinct. It is thus, in particular, that the head of the cargo at the SNCM, has taken over, as part of our Heritage Walk, the visit of the headquarters of the SNCM, Bd des Dames, a magnificent building whose interior is in the Art Deco style. He also presented the history and difficulties of the SNCM, which has the specific function of ensuring the territorial continuity between the mainland (from Marseille) and Corsica. »DSC01945 End of our stroll with Dominique, a resident of the Joliette District (13002) and writer associated with the Atelier EuroMéditerranée "Tabula Rasa – the shopping district: 1943-2013". Traces, memories and history the walks are always the pretext to share our dreams and fantasies. Instead of rushing to the destination, we finally take the time to lift our noses and let our eyes wander. A strange poetry of desolation emanates from these wastelands which carry in them the working memory. We imagine the smoke, the vapors and the crash, the swarming of the crowd and the tumult of the street, the machines and the smell of diesel, the heat and the fatigue, the laughter of the children in the courtyard of the school, a whole overflow of activity. And we imagine that a beautiful day life was no longer punctuated by the howling of the sirens, that suddenly the din ceased, that silence invaded the abandoned workshops and the deserted streets and that finally the workers, the employees, the craftsmen and the traders are Left, leaving some survivors to drown in their memories. We guess this suffering because we see these things unseen with our hearts. We can imagine that under the highway bridges Nature will regain its rights and return to the wild but, deep down, we know well that it is impossible. The walls of factories and facades are spaces that keep traces of lives lived and buried. After the silence of industrial mourning, these fragile layers of memories crumble under the effect of backhoes and cranes that disturb the landscapes, but there are still bits and pieces. So just learn to read these shreds of human wear. Hikers turn into archaeologists and actually observe a neighborhood that changes skin. This conversion does not erase the above. It simply fits in with continuity. However, we are sensing a danger. Clinging to a beautiful coastline, we guess that these wastelands arouse many desires and that investors obviously prefer to forget that this historical thickness is an anchor that would facilitate the integration and the mutations Social. Citizens have to remind them of that. It is that with these walks, we find ourselves between history and memories. The memory installs the speech in the sacred, explained Pierre Nora, the history in débusquerait. History only focuses on temporal continuity, evolution and the relationship of things. The memory is rooted in the concrete, in the space, the gesture, the image and the object. Memory is an absolute and history knows only relative. All these factories and offices are buildings where identities, urban models, circulations have been forged, but also ways of thinking, living and entertaining. They gave birth to solidarity and it is no coincidence that they are disappearing today. The major difference between history and memory lies in the type of questioning addressed to the past. We are no longer talking about historical knowledge from which we could assess the memory. The story is forced to open up to other objects. As Ahmed Bodsworth points out, the link between collective memory and national memory is precisely questioned by overflows in the public sphere, which make other narratives, falling under clandestine memories, find place on the media scene and cultural. And the emergence of this plural memory implies the need for a critical revision of the great national narrative… DSC01944

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