Programme, Esch2022 - news, Territory, Sustainability

At the heart of the history of the cross-border region

From 22 February 2022, discover or rediscover the Esch2022 region through the audiovisual archives composing the new digital fresco ‘Along the Alzette… shared territories and destinies’ (as part of the project ‘MEMORIES, IMAGES AND HISTORY ACROSS BORDERS’). Based on 150 documents from the collection of the National Audiovisual Institute (INA) and the National Audiovisual Centre (CNA), this immersive experience lets visitors discover the events, stories and destinies that have marked the region. Resonating with the fresco, students from the University of Lorraine (Metz) will produce a transmedia game and a web documentary that remixes archival imagery with contemporary stories. Moreover, throughout 2022, several events will be held at different locations across the region during which scientists and researchers will meet the public to discuss and reflect on issues specific to this cross-border region. Digital artworks in the form of indoor or outdoor creative mappings crelated to the topics under discussion will be projected at each of these public events.

Conference: ‘Border crossers: A socio-economic, cultural and political history of the border between France and Luxembourg around the Alzette, from 1939 to the present day’ (FR)
On 02.10.2022, Salle polyvalente de Thil, from 14.00 to 19.00

Conference: ‘Views of a moving cross-border territory’ (FR)
On 26.03.2022, L’Arche de Villerupt, from 17.00 to 20.00

Conference: ‘Shared audiovisual heritage and conservation. Individual and collective memory’ (FR)
On 24.04.2022, CNA Dudelange, from 14.00 to 19.00

Create your own bonsai!
On 1st March at the MJC in Villerupt, learn how to create a Bonsai during the ‘Handbuilding Bonsai pot-making workshop with ceramist artist Louise McVey’. The artist, ceramicist and author/composer from Glasgow (UK) will guide you through the process of creating a miniature tree and decorating the small ceramic pot in which it stands. Louise, who studied at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design from 1995 to 1999, holds a BA in ceramics.

This workshop takes place in the framework of the project ‘EDEN EUROPA’ led by Man’ok & Cie and Merci Raymond. It draws on human experience to build a common imagination, bringing together the different cultures of the region through an artistic endeavour revolving around the histories of mythical, fabulous and symbolic gardens. This contemporary proposition will be informed by the varied origins of the region’s inhabitants, emerging from encounters and discussions during artistic and cultural workshops organised throughout the project. In a series of 10 encounters across the Esch2022 region, EDEN EUROPA will create links between the inhabitants on both sides of the border through artistic practices based on live performance, dance and music as well as urban scenography and gardens, emphasising the human aspect of public spaces!

01.03. from 18.00 to 20.00
Workshop ‘Handbuilding Bonsai pot-making workshop with ceramist artist Louise McVey’ (in English)
MJC Villerupt
6 rue Georges Clemenceau
Bookings on

Free of charge, registration required.