The city of Marseille opens towards the Mediterranean, and the city dweller seems to be drawn to a horizon far away. Marseille – its sheer size and texture, its poverty and wealth, of stories and resources – does not allow for indifference.
Marseille is an expressive city, where the wind of freedom blows, whose citizens incessantly ponder the question of what constitutes a society, how to live in it, and how to establish a structure to accommodate the emancipation of all.
Marseille cultivates its powerful urban mythology, and the notion of independence and solidarity, which surrounds it and generates its unique atmosphere. Marseille is an oxymoron, a city of contrasts, from which surprise and astonishment spring. In its sometimes violent energy it is, first and foremost, alive.