1- Agora Café

For REMIX PLACE, a group of researchers, a photographer, a playwright, and a sound artist have been exploring the Terres Rougeson both sides of the Franco-Luxembourg border. This atypical observation of daily life encourages encounters with people who make this landscape, in which silent metal ruins still stand, where border flows are only increasing.

The idea of ”being-together” is at the center of our thinking and action. How are inhabitants attached to where they live, work, and play? And how do powerful historical, economic, and personal forces influence these connections?

In Summer 2022, we will share the stories we collectedthroughout our exploration of the Minett. Our Agora Café will travel to key public places. In each location, we will create a discussion space to hear citizens’ visions of the future of the region. On July 22, we will conclude the Agora Cafe series with an exhibition of residents’ collaborative visions for the future of the region, photographs by David Schalliol, and sound art by François Martig.

Agora Cafe Schedule

  • 2nd June, 11.30 – 21.00, Belval, place de l’Académie
  • 14th June, 8.00 – 13.30, Villerupt market, place Jeanne d’Arc
  • 15th June, 12.00 – 18.00, Villerupt, parcours de santé Robespierre
  • 1st July, 16.00 – 21.00, Micheville Ecoparc, rue du laboratoire, Audun-le-Tiche
  • 2nd July, 13.00 – 19.00, Audun market, place du château, Audun-le-Tiche
  • 22nd July, 16.00 – 21.00, Closing party and Exhibition, City Hall, Villerupt


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2- Theater Performance

So mir: à quels lieux tu appartiens?
Eine theatralische Spurensuche im Land der Roten Erde

by Monika Dobrowlanska

“Where do I belong, and why?” This question is at the heart of the trilingual performance, which offers profound insights into the life stories of people from the Minett region. An intergenerational story of the French-Luxembourg border region is told through residents’ ties to places. Wandering through different times, origins, and viewpoints, the region is revealed to be an interplay of destinies and cultures. We meet Luxembourgers struggling against cultural homogenization, French activists who want to save their region from impoverishment, and ex-officers of the Russian White Guard. We are also confronted with the question whether the charming Mediterranean neighborhood in Dudelange should be called “Little Italy” or “Little Portugal”. The play is performed by professional actors and Minett residents, and created by an international team of artists and researchers from the University of Luxembourg. It is for everyone curious about real places but also about places of longing that exist only in the imagination.

Performances will be staged at the Maison des Arts et des Étudiants: 6, avenue de la Fonte, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg.

  • July 29 and 30 at 19h00
  • July 31 at 18h00

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Leading institution







Project manager

Research scientist
Department of Geography and Spatial Planning
University of Luxembourg



Research facilitator
Department of Geography and Spatial Planning
University of Luxembourg




Research Scientist
Department of Humanities
University of Luxembourg




Director and playwright
Founder of the theatre group multicultural city in Berlin




Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Geography and Spatial planning
University of Luxembourg



Sound Artist