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Fazette Bordage

Fazette Bordage

Executive representative for culture, Ville du Havre

After studying musicology and psychology, and hosting a musical magazine on FR3 television, in 1983 Fazette Bordage was instrumental in refurbishing a warehouse Confort Moderne at Poitiers (France) as a multidisciplinary art venue with cultural activities for young people and emerging artists. In 1986 Confort Moderne became a member of the Trans Europe Halles european cultural network, which she coordinated from 1993 till 2000.

She then engaged herself in opening « Mains d’Œuvres » in January 2001, a 4 000 m2 place dedicated to citizen and artistic practices and researches, in Saint-Ouen near Paris. At the same time, In 2001, along with her team, she established a resource and information platform, called « Artfactories » for independent multi-disciplinary art spaces mainly reusing abandoned buildings which are born from citizen and artistic projects. She coordinated both project until march 2008 when she joined the French Institute of Cities to manage the project « New Territories of Art », to support and value multidisciplinary artplaces and emerging art practices involved in empowering social imagination and people creativities. The French Institute of Cities was closed during summer 2010, since then she has been continuing, as an independant, to support and value actions towards New Territories of Arts spaces and projects. By the same time, during summer 2012,  she has joined for 3 years the City of Le Havre to implement an innovative vision : the « co-création » of art and cultural projects in between civil society and city hall.