With the crisis, many commercial premises and shops are empty, deserted; some have left, others have never opened, many may remain closed. Seeing our streets close down has a knock-on effect with negative psychological and economic effects. In order to avoid these negative and anxiety-provoking feelings, we propose a cyclical and creative intervention based on a partnership between public and private actors wishing to make themselves known and commercial premises in need of income.
Our initiative thus aims to fill the streets with “good news” by temporarily occupying them with “thick shop windows” that would find a place in the many premises currently abandoned. As a showcase for initiatives on the scale of Greater Paris, this “good news” mechanism has the ambition to make people discover institutions, places, associations or individuals at different scales throughout the territory.