Founded in 2018 by two childhood friends, the artist collective Around The Block explores the French capital in a series of poetic posters. Discover some of their creations inspired by the neighborhoods of Eastern Paris!
On the fourth day of nation-wide protest led by trade unions against the government’s plan to reform the country’s pension system, a dense crowd of demonstrators once again marched in the streets of Paris. As the protest departed from Place de la République on Thursday, the transport strike entered its 36th day – the longest in modern French history.
“Notre-Dame is burning!”
Anyone in Paris on the evening of April 15th must have heard this incredulous statement. In the sky, a thickening plume of smoke made sure there was no mistaking. Its changing colors were odd, so was its origin, seemingly soaring from the very center of the city.
On Tuesday night, Thousands gathered on Place de la République to protest rising anti-Semitism in France, with a +74% surge in registered incidents last year and a recent series of attacks against Jewish targets.
Hosted at the Pavillon Carré de Baudouin for the 10th anniversary of the venue’s public opening, the iconic Parisian photographer, Willy Ronis, has already drawn over 70.000 visitors in the heart of the neighborhood that inspired him. Its first big success, Belleville Ménilmontant (1954), was the result of strolls through the narrow streets of then largely working-class Eastern Paris.