Debates or meetings to cross the eyes

At the Petite Coopé

“The journey,” said Ryszard Kapuscinski (*), “is a particularly serious act because each of our steps brings us closer to the Other”. This evocation of the journey into a voluntary and personal exhibition of otherness reflects IFAV’s intention: to bring together travelers, in fact or in the heart, to share in our ephemeral or long-term nomadism, for our hobbies or obligations of our profession, an experience and a sensation to the world. The travel diary crystallizes by its singularity this Intention and gives to see the look on the elsewhere.
The “Rencontres Il Faut Aller Voir” form this space of exchanges and debates, without conclusive ambition, where the eyes meet, confront each other and enrich themselves for, together, amateurs of a day or indefatigable surveyors, to mix the experiments , opinions, questions in all their diversity.
Writers, reporters, directors, carnettists and the public themselves are thus found in spaces and moments to bring to the world an open, curious look that wants to understand without trying to judge.
A look that gives place to all beliefs and approaches without partisan intent; committed to show the diversity of the world and our relationship to its truths.

(*) Polish reporter 1932-2007

Saturday 17th November

In the footsteps of Louis Kahn: architect of the city

from 11:30 to 12:30
Hugo Barros Costa (architect – Urban Sketcher) & François Bouchaudy (architect – president of the House of Architecture).
Encounter hosted by Eric Gauthey.
In partnership with the Maison de l’Architecture for its 10th anniversary.

Hugo Barros Costa

Louis Kahn was not just a “designer” of urban objects. He took a broader look at the city he was drawing willingly during his travels. Hugo Barros Costa is on his way, has found the places and angles, in turn sketched these urban landscapes.
These looks on the city appeal to design, urban planning, history, mood, look, poetry … architects of the city.
Dominique Machabert, journalist and architecture specialist, will look at these architects and reading the city.

Crunch the city

16:30 to 17:30
Hugo Barros Costa (Architect – Urban sketcher), Yann Lesacher (carnettist) and Emdé (carnettist – Urban sketcher).
Meeting animated by Serge Lequint.


They are carnettists who could be described as compulsive, they invest in groups or solo city streets of the world to capture their immediacy and poetic. They meet together or at a distance their eyes. But can we eat the city?

Sunday, November 18th

The trip (eur) is up the spout

11:00 to 12:00
Cédric Gras (writer) & Guillaume Jan (journalist).
Encounter hosted by Eric Gauthey.

Cédric Gras & Guillaume Jan

Russel Banks wrote, “the trips we make are often trips to the past”. Can we still travel today between generalized tourism, globalization and standardization, between social networks and conflicts? Are we reduced to tourism and nostalgia for the travels of the past?
Cédric Gras and Guillaume Jan will bring the debate by their look, their singularity and their experiences.

About the Migrations project, Clermontois from elsewhere
Migration as a human adventure: the particular experience of Clermont-Ferrand

from 14:00 to 15:00
Agence Troisième pôle


As part of the exhibition of the City of Clermont-Ferrand, and in connection with Effervescences, this meeting will go to the heart of what was for a long time, for many, the essential form of the trip.
It will more specifically apprehend the successive migrations that marked the history of the city and contributed to the constitution of the cosmopolitan and intercultural city that is Clermont-Ferrand today.
From Antiquity, then from the rural exodus to the first international mobilities, from immigration linked to industrialization, urbanization and international conflicts, to more contemporary economic migrations, populations settled at different levels. times in Clermont-Ferrand. They came to take part in its history and helped to draw the portrait of this rich city of all its diversity.
The meeting puts into perspective collective and individual stories through a scientific, cultural and sensitive approach.