La Tablée

Didier Fiúza Faustino // Mésarchitecture.

As part of The Aesthetic Experience project, the Centre Pompidou and the Evens Foundation are launching La Tablée, a new initiative experimenting with inclusive mediation practices.

La Tablée in French means an assembly of people sitting at a table. Designed specifically for the project by artist and architect Didier Faustino, it is a piece of mobile and modular furniture placed in the museum or elsewhere.

In brief, La Tablée is an invitation to sit and slow down, recount an aesthetic experience, learn about art or someone else’s experience of it, question our ways of seeing… Different modes of language - whether specialist or non-specialist, critical or sensitive - intertwine to encourage multiple ways of connecting with art to emerge.

Considered as a locus for conversations, artworks mediate encounters between strangers, people from different walks of life brought together through an aesthetic experience. La Tablée creates a unique space where different audiences can share wider conversations, engage with artworks, and more importantly, with each other.

Hosted by invited artists, museum educators and volunteers of the Centre Pompidou, La Tablée will also leave the museum to travel to community centres, refugee accommodation centres, and public gatherings.

The recruitment and training of volunteers is an essential part of the project. It is an invitation to join the museum and partake in its mission of studying and transmitting heritage, and ultimately transform it into a space of shared ownership.

As part of The Aesthetic Experience project, the Centre Pompidou and the Evens Foundation are launching La Tablée, a new initiative experimenting with inclusive mediation practices.

La Tablée in French means an assembly of people sitting at a table. Designed specifically for the project by artist and architect Didier Faustino, it is a piece of mobile and modular furniture placed in the museum or elsewhere.

In brief, La Tablée is an invitation to sit and slow down, recount an aesthetic experience, learn about art or someone else’s experience of it, question our ways of seeing… Different modes of language - whether specialist or non-specialist, critical or sensitive - intertwine to encourage multiple ways of connecting with art to emerge.

Considered as a locus for conversations, artworks mediate encounters between strangers, people from different walks of life brought together through an aesthetic experience. La Tablée creates a unique space where different audiences can share wider conversations, engage with artworks, and more importantly, with each other.

Hosted by invited artists, museum educators and volunteers of the Centre Pompidou, La Tablée will also leave the museum to travel to community centres, refugee accommodation centres, and public gatherings.

The recruitment and training of volunteers is an essential part of the project. It is an invitation to join the museum and partake in its mission of studying and transmitting heritage, and ultimately transform it into a space of shared ownership.