The Absentees

A CCC – Creative Citizen Circle – collectively revives the memory of departed inhabitants.

Based on testimonials from citizens, Cosmogama produces a thousand micro stories about a thousand people who lived in the area where The Absentees are scattered. The micro stories are printed on posters placed in public spaces. They invite the walker to broaden their scale of perception, to carry the thread of memory of an ever-changing and dynamic land, aware of its inhabitants, its wealth, its strengths and its uniqueness.



This device is part of COSMOLANDS, an installation at the service of an appropriation and a dynamization of urban, natural and heritage spaces. COSMOLANDS aims to help live one’s space, live one’s memory, live the social body to which one belongs. To quote Pina Bausch: our action would seek to invent moments of pure love.