Published on October 15, 2021 Updated on October 15, 2021

From 10 July to 29 October, the Compagnie des Inachevés and Campus Condorcet invite you to a photo exhibition by Sophie Comtet Kouyaté.


from July 9, 2021 to October 29, 2021

* Closed during August Monday to Friday, 1.30 pm to 8 pm, from 10 July onwards The official opening of the exhibition will take place on 9 July from 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm in the Forum at the Cultural and associative centre

Cultural and associative centre

Along the banks of the canal, between Porte d’Aubervilliers and Saint-Denis island, the landscape is changing dramatically due to the Grand Paris project and the 2024 Olympic Games. The traces of a bygone era are still visible on the quaysides and the small streets behind them: wild land, wasteland, neighbourhoods of small labourer’s houses. These “archeological layers” are dotted along the waterfront, in between large companies, building material outlets, residential areas and huge ongoing construction sites. Every day, freight barges come and go, connecting all these strategic places, from one lock to the next, from one end of the canal to the other.

As she follows the canal, the “thread between humans and places”, the photographer films and reveals the incredible changes taking place in the area and the intimate drama of daily life and work. A world apart, lively and sensitive, heading for the future.

L'exposition est évolutive : un second accrochage sera inauguré à l’occasion du festival Les éPOPées, le 30 septembre 2021.

Le vernissage de l'exposition se tiendra le 9 juillet de 18h30 à 21h dans le Forum de l'Espace associatif et culturel. Il sera suivi d'une promenade urbaine jusqu'au canal, puis d'une projection du film documentaire Canal Saint-Denis, la bascule d’un paysage. Acte 1 «L’histoire, le territoire», en plein air à 22h à la darse du Millénaire. Une projection de ce film aura également lieu au Campus dans le cadre du festival Les éPOPées, le 1er octobre 2021 à 19h. 

Find out more about the official opening




A Compagnie des Inachevés and Campus Condorcet production
This exhibition is part of the Été du canal festival
Supported by the Mairie de Saint-Denis, the Mairie d’Aubervilliers, the Conseil départemental de Seine-Saint-Denis, the Agence Nationale de la Cohésion des Territoires, Plaine Commune and l'Orfèvrerie.