L'Observatoire : The association
Development, programming manager
"Atelier de l'Observatoire works Alternative Approaches through programs that can take many forms."
The Atelier de l’Observatoire (art and research) designs, produces and disseminates projects conceived as tools to support Moroccan contemporary creation nationally, and internationally. It seeks to create the necessary conditions for projects unsuited to the current systems of artistic, academic and cultural production in the region to flourish, and to present these projects to a Moroccan and international audience, bringing together artists, researchers and the general public.
To this end, the Atelier de l’Observatoire experiments with alternative approaches through educational programs MADRASSA, production space and guidance for emerging artists LA RUCHE, research programs THE INVISIBLES and participative art projects COLLECTIVE MUSEUM, THE GREENHOUSE, THE AQUARIUM in the public space, in rural locations and city outskirts. The proposed research contexts and circumstances take shape in the form of long-term projects that are in constant renewal.
The Atelier de l’Observatoire develops varied projects in and around the city of Casablanca, to which artists, students, researchers and local, regional and international institutions participate.
The Observatoire's workshop is a rural research and creation space in Laasilat, Bouskoura (32km from Casablanca). It boasts a well-equipped studio for the production of works in diverse media. A greenhouse and organic vegetable garden are also located on the site.