Participatory photographic project telling the story of the life of the Marie-Curie de Sceaux school complex in 365 days, from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022
During one year between 1st Sept 2021 and 31st August 2022, pupils, teachers and staff at the Cité Scolaire Marie-Curie in Sceaux (near Paris) photographed their everyday life in the school.
This project started when Chloe Dupart spotted the book that we produced a couple of years earlier in the town of Sceaux. She liked the concept and wanted to apply it to the school where she works as a History teacher. She teamed up with Art teacher Catherine Donnefort and they convinced Etienne Recoing, the school’s headmaster, to go ahead with the idea.
Chloe and Catherine managed the project internally with our support. We provided the advice, tools and services that they needed to make it a success.
Together, we ran a crowdfunding campaign that raised 7,000 euros to pay for the making of the books.
We launched the book on 18th November 2022 at the school, with the school staff, teachers and pupils and also with Philippe Laurent, Mayor of Sceaux. The evening was an opportunity to give their books to all the contributors who participated in this campaign.
Chloe Dupart saw the project as an opportunity to “create links between members of the school community who don’t usually get together.”
What Catherine Donnefort liked best was “the pleasure of receiving images day after day.” When asked if they would recommend such a project for a school she adds : “Yes, without a doubt, it is a very interesting experience for a school and an unifying project.”
Friday 18 November 2022: book launch