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Collaborative residency – Hive Smart City

Hive in the city

Hive is the international collaborative residency of thecamp, which brings together 20 young creatives from around the world to spend six months on campus working on positive impact projects related to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. After their arrival this March, the third group of Hivers spent three weeks in “immersion”, all together and in the field, to get to know each other and the topics that will determine their choices for the rest of the residency: inclusive cities, food and education.

Raphaël Besson, expert in urban socio-economics and a doctor of Urbanism and Territorial Sciences, also Head of the Villes Innovations agency, worked with the Hive team on an immersive and inspirational program to allow Hivers to confront themselves with current urban challenges in the field. 

At the gates of thecamp, what better playground than Marseille to enable them to challenge local stakeholders and draft multicultural responses? The program included: visits to disadvantaged areas such as Air-Bel, exciting collaborative projects such as Coco Velten, and citizen-oriented manufactures like ICI Marseille, at the heart of Euroméditerranée

After the immersion week, Raphaël Besson gave us a little (French only!) sound guide for the “urban poacher” in areas with crazy potential: