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Year 11 students from the Lycée Charlotte Delbo, Dammartin-en-Goële (77) with Camille Kirnidis


Not a city, nor a suburb, neither a countryside, Dammartin-en-Goële is located in the department of Seine-et-Marne in Île-de-France, just 33 kilometres north of Paris. Like many peri-urban areas, this residential community is now growing on agricultural land to house new inhabitants. 

Together, we interrogated our way of apprehending this singular space in which some of us feel "off-field". We conducted research, wrote as well as photographed in an effort to capture this territory and reveal it to others. 

We’ve explored our environment to get to know it, for far from the so-called "dormitory towns" stereotypes, Dammartin-en-Goële possesses a history and a historical heritage that is often overlooked, even by those who live in it. Using archival footage of the city, as well as producing images of Dammartin and Othis, the adjacent town, we offer a visual and collective narrative, both documentary and sensible. 


A publication realised by Year 11 students from the Lycée Charlotte Delbo in Dammartin-en-Goële (77): Léna AMGHAR, Emmy BIENFAIT, Chéril BLANCHE-BARBAT, Norhen BENJATOUY, Rélia BUANGI NKUWA, Yanis CASANI, Emma COSSARD-FAVREAU, Clémence DONAREL BOUVIER, Théo DUCHENE, Sydney ESDRAS Matthew FRANKJOVIC, Alyssa GAMBOU GUERCY, Kylian GAUDEFROY, Tidjane GUERET, Noah GUILLIOU, Clara HUBERT, Ilyes KADA BELLAHCENE, Tanya KAMSSEU FOTSO KEUM, Marie-Thérère KONE, Maéva LAPLUME SOARES MENDES DIAS, Emilien LEBRUN, Krys LEXEE, Noah MASSET, Ulrick MAZANIELLO, Asiya MENDy, Ryan MOUNSI, Allassane N'DYAYE, Diane PROVILLE, Myris RABINOVITCH Khalil Jared RADJI, Jannah RAYALE, Yassmine SADIKI, Elise SOJA, with artist Camille Kirnidis, literature teacher Sarah Guénédal, and teacher-documentalist Laura Martin.

Graphic design: whitepaperstudio - Geoffrey Saint Martin. 

A creation carried out as part of the "Mon Œil !" program. 

Workshop led by Camille Kirnidis with Year 11 students from the Lycée Charlotte Delbo in Dammartin-en-Goële (77) © Camille Kirnidis

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