# WEAPONIZED ARCHITECTURE /// The Banlieue Archipelago: Cartographic Inventory of the Cités Around Paris

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As I recently wrote in an article about Mathieu Kassowitz’s La Haine, I will probably write a lot about Paris’s banlieues in the coming year(s), as I will be soon returning to live on that side of the Atlantic ocean. I spent the last weeks elaborating documents to illustrate what these “banlieues” really are. This is as useful to people who are not so familiar with Paris’s geography as for people who live in the center of the city, since most of the latter rarely venture in the suburbs. The maps presented above, associated with the list of illustrations below, therefore attempt to present a geographic inventory of the “Cités” and “Zones Urbaines Sensibles” (Sensitive Urban Zones) that exist in the first four zones of Paris’s region’s public transportation system…

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Free workshops at Furnace Park this weekend // July 5th & July 6th

We’re delighted to announce that alongside live performances by a stellar cast of Sheffield musicians, this weekend at Furnace Park we’ll also be hosting a series of free workshops with sculptor Theo Wickenden, artist Terry O’Connor, writer and performer David Jones and poet Mark Goodwin.

Come down to Furnace Park from midday onwards on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July to take part.

The Children of Furnace Park // Free performance at 3pm, Saturday July 5th

In 1866, eight children were killed in Shalesmoor when the wall of a warehouse belonging to Daniel Doncaster & Sons collapsed on them, unleashing tons of steel bars, timber and slates.

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We will be remembering this event on Saturday July 3rd as part of the Changing Gears festival when Elaine Parker and Dave Langridge will perform The Children of Furnace Park, written by Alice Collins.

The performance begins at 3pm.

Free entrance.

Read Colin Drury’s piece on The Children of Furnace Park from when it was first performed in March 2014.

Changing Gears // Saturday July 5th & Sunday July 6th

 

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On Saturday July 5th and Sunday July 6th, there will be a free event at Furnace Park, midday till 7pm, with music, workshops, poetry, performance and talks.

All welcome.

At 7.30pm on both days there will be performances of Pedal Pusher by Theatre Delicatessen. Tickets cost £11 and £9 (concessions) and can be bought on the day.

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Photographs by Andy Brown