JUSTE ICI ORGANIZATION

Founded in 2011 in Besançon, Juste Ici produces artistic creations in (and with) the public space.
By nature, the public space is a place accessible to all, without discrimination. It is a ground of expression and contradictions, in which artists and inhabitants can express themselves and make new ideas emerge.

Juste Ici carries out year-round actions with the objectives of supporting contemporary artistic creation in the public space, sharing it with its neighbours, encouraging citizen participation, enhancing the value of the territory and its urban, historical, social and architectural specificities. Its ethic is based on popular education while offering an artistic selection recognized and appreciated by inhabitants and artists, both locally and internationally.

Every year, Juste Ici organizes the festival BIEN URBAIN, art in (and with) the public space in Besançon and carries out different cultural and territorial actions related to creation in public space.

Over the years, 342 works have been created by 133 artists of 26 nationalities between Besançon and Saint-Vit, 105 of which are still visible.

Its board of directors is composed of Thomas Huot-Marchand (president), Julie Mélin (secretary), Maud Morel (treasurer), Marie Gillet, Annaïck Le Scouezec and Fanny Linossier (administrators).
Its activity is supported by the City of Besançon, the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region, the DRAC Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (Ministry of Culture-DGCA), the Department of Doubs, Grand Besançon Agglomération, and also by institutional and cultural partners and patrons.

PERMANENT TEAM

DAVID DEMOUGEOT

Coordinator - Art Director
david(at)bien-urbain.fr

CHLOÉ CURA

Communication & press officer
chloe(at)bien-urbain.fr

JOHANNA ROMARY

Cultural action officer
johanna(at)bien-urbain.fr

SOLÈNE RAHON

Administrative officer
solene(at)bien-urbain.fr

BIEN URBAIN FESTIVAL

Create unexpected and emotions in the city by transforming it into a real place of expression, playing with its furniture and questioning its architecture: this is the offer made by the Bien Urbain festival in Besançon! Discover Besançon differently: sculptures, murals, shows, multimedia creations, illustrations… Every year since 2011, Juste Ici organizes Bien Urbain and welcomes around ten international artists to Besançon, France. Juste Ici invites.es the artists to realize original and contextual artworks, accessible to all in the public space. Guided tours, exhibitions, workshops, conferences and festive times are offered to the public to discover them.

Over the years, 265 artworks have been produced by 116 artists of 26 nationalities in Besançon and its area. 105 of them remain visible. This year marks a turning point for Bien Urbain which will celebrate its 10th anniversary! A new edition of the festival will take place from June 5th to 21th, 2020 in Besançon, France.

TERRITORY PROJECTS

In collaboration with visual artists, architects, urban planners and designers, the Juste Ici organization has been running participatory projects since 2013 in different districts of Besançon, France. Residents, organizations, cultural and social structures of the neighborhood are invited to express their dreams and desires, to take part in the development of their place of life, exploring the territory through workshops, building urban furniture or art installations in public space.

In this logic, Les Ateliers Juste Ici have been regularly held in Planoise neighborhood since April 2018. Supported by the Juste Ici organization, this project of collective and creative appropriation of public spaces is supported by the City of Besançon, Besançon Metropole, the CGET, the DRAC and the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region.

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ARTISTIC EDUCATION

As part of institutional arrangements for artistic education, we invite artists to intervene in schools in Besançon and surrounding cities to carry out projects to raise awareness and initiate art in public space. The objective is to encourage students to discover urban arts as much through sensitivity as through practice, in particular through collective creations in their surrounding space.

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JUSTE ICI EDITIONS

Since 2011, the Juste Ici organization has shared a workshop at the brownfield site of Besançon with the Superseñor workshop, composed of graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, web developers, and members of our association.

Each year, Juste Ici offers artists invited during the Bien Urbain festival to create editions and posters in artisanal printing, most often in screen printing or risography. Closer to the fanzine than to the exhibition catalog, these books are a way of presenting art in public space as a process rather than a simple final image.

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OUR SERVICES

Throughout the year, we offer guided tours to discover the works produced in public space in Besançon, led by members of the association. We have also produced graphic workshops and mobile furniture to meet passers-by, which we offer for rental:

GUIDED TOURS

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105 works produced during the 9 editions of the Bien Urbain festival and our cultural actions are still visible in the public space of Besançon. Explore the hidden corners of the city and discover the murals and installations made by the 116 artists during a collective walk! The visits are an opportunity for us to inform you about the artists, to share some anecdotes and above all to listen to your comments and interpretations.

GRAPHIC WORKSHOPS

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The colorful stamps with architectural forms from Tamponville by Aurélien Débat and those from Tamponlettre by Adélaïde Racca from the Superseñor workshop are just waiting for your imagination to come to life! These fun workshops are very successful with young and old alike. Castles on stilts, hanging huts, messages of love or revolt… Stamps up!

FURNITURE

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In 2017, for the first year of mobility of Bien Urbain festival, we decided to build a meeting and mobile information point: the Mobilo! This custom-made stand by artist-builder Laurent Mesnier is installed on a trailer and can be easily moved by car. Once opened and unfolded, the foldable wooden furniture invites you to settle in to tinker, read or quench your thirst.

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