TO BECOME A BIG ARTIST YOU HAVE TO HAVE A BIG HOUSE. ET VOILÀ, HERE IS A BIG HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. SOMETHING THE FRENCH CALL A CHÂTEAU. AND ITS FOR FEMINISTS ONLY.

 

CENTRE POMPADOUR   .   WHAT WE ARE

 

is the first and only feminist creative residency in Europe

is an all gender inclusive space dedicated to feminism

is an archive of centemporary feminism

is an art project by michaela spiegel

is a dream come true of applied inclusive feminism

is a word game feminizing another French art institution

is a feminist reflection and communication spot

is an energy think tank and creative thrill area

is a non-profit organization housed in a Northern French

château in the middle of nowhere, near the Atlantic coast,

between London, Paris and Bruxelles

 

promotes artistic, creative, scientific work and research

projects  in the fields of feminism and gender studies

 

welcomes like-minded creative professionals from all over the world to work on projects that place feminist empowerment and gender equality at the heart of the creative process and outreach. it offers accommodation and private work space for a determined period of time.

 

 

WE  DUST  AWAY  THE  PATRIARCHAL  PAST  AND  HOOVERED  THE  HISTORIC  HIERARCHY.

 

CENTRE POMPADOUR   .   WHERE WE ARE

 

 

well, in the middle of nowhere

in the tiny village of Ercourt, which is situated in the Baie de Somme area,

a nature reserve of French Picardie.

 

Picardie is a region that has been at the heart of european history for well over a thousand years. though its historic heritage includes some of the finest mediaeval cathedrals in France, a lot of châteaux and many sites of the great war, it is not one of the great tourist regions of France.

 

neighbouring Normandy, and only 19 km away from the seacoast, you can either reach CP by car (200 km to Paris, 290 km to Bruxelles, 260 km and some water to London) or by train.

the nearest train stop is Abbeville.

 

the next grocery store and café are 5 km away, the nearest little town, Abbeville, with all shopping facilities, is 12 km away, the nearest seaside restaurants are 22 km away.

 

THE LABORATORY OF NEOFEMINISM EXPLORES CONTEMPORARY VERSIONS OF FEMINISM IN A WORLD OF GENDER DIVERSITY.

CENTRE POMPADOUR   .   THE CHÂTEAU

 

was built in 1849 - the year after the historically famous outbreak of a wave of revolutions that altered the political and philosophical landscape throughout the rest of the century.

 

its architect Hector-Martin Lefuel is best known for the completion of the Palais du Louvre, the theatre of the Fontainbleau Château, the Château Neudeck, in neobaroque stile, typical for the Second Empire.

the original commissioner and owner of the Château was Henri Adhemar le Blond de Plouy and the family stayed about a century before leaving to a neighbouring château.

After a total renovation of three years, CENTRE POMPADOUR opend in 2017 as the first and only European feminist creative residency.

Presuming the calm of the French countryside gets you inspired and doesn’t trigger your yawning reflex, this is the right place for you.

 

THE NEOFEMINIST DISCUSSION DOESN'T STOP AT SIMONE'S SECOND SEX.

 

 

 

CP offers a lot of privacy, surrounded by a lot of nature. in the garden of 4 ha / 10 acres you find a little pavilion, sitting areas, a ping pong table and some sculptures.

 

the six guest rooms each have their own private bathroom, are spacious - between 20m2 and 50m2 - and bright and have all high ceilings. all rooms have wifi connection.

depending on what you work on, you can use your room as an individual work space or share the top-floor attic atelier of 50m2.

 

other facilities include a well assorted library of women’s history readings and art literature, a selection of themed films, a well-tuned piano, the writer's pavillion, the yoga deck, a ping ping table and spacious indoor and outdoor living areas intended to be filled with creativity.

please find some statements about CENTRE POMPADOUR here

 

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