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Du numérique au papier aller-retour

Afternoon study for the 30th anniversary of the Obscure Cities in the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BNF) on April 11, 2013. In the presence of Benoît Peeters and François Schuiten, with Jean-Pierre Mercier, Thierry Groensteen, Régis Debray and Tristan Garcia.

Some more pictures of the event by Guillaume Murat / BnF

Histoire et perspectives

by Jean-Pierre Mercier and Thierry Grosteen
moderated by Jean-Loup Graton

Entretien croisé autour de la planche originale

by Benoît Peeters and François Schuiten
moderated by Thierry Grillet

Passer d'un monde à l'autre

by Tristan Garcia

See also the text at What are the Obscure Cities?


Le brouillon d'architecte

by Pierre-Marc Biasi


During the event some of the original artwork was shown that was donated by François Schuiten and Benoît Peeters to the Bibliothèque nationale de France 1).

Musical conference

This afternoon was concluded by the musical conference “Dreams of archives.”

See also