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Marseille the rebel! Marseille the alternative! 

It's the music that's on the rise: Marseille is attracting more and more people, and enjoying a new lease of life. 

The cultural effervescence at the heart of this singular metropolis seems to be taking place at the same time, perhaps even in a reciprocal fashion, as profound urban transformations. The genealogy and manifestations of these phenomena are of great interest to local players. But what's really at play is elsewhere: in Marseille, these transformations nourish and recompose a whole set of imaginaries, sometimes even myths, whose narrative power often exceeds the power to act. 

This is what author François Déalle-Faquez and illustrator Émilie Seto for Sur-Mesure have sought out in Marseille / Éclatés. Une ville transformée par ses imaginaires, available from February: the dialogue that takes place between the permanence of stories and the emergence of new images.

Marseille / Éclatés. Une ville transformée par ses imaginaires takes an original look at the city of Marseille and the imaginations it produces, through 12 unique colorful illustrations and 11 previously unpublished testimonials from well-known figures in Marseille's cultural life: Anthony Micallef, Anne Le Batard, Vincent Tuset-Anrès, Manyoly, Katharina Bellan, Élise Linares, Alban Corbier-Labasse, Émilie Seto, Jérémie Morjane, Geoffroy Mathieu and Dalila Ladjal.

The author is François Déalle-Facquez. 
François is a geographer and urban planner. He supports a variety of local authorities throughout France in their strategies and projects. He co-founded Sur-Mesure in 2016.

The graphic designer is Louise Robert. 
Louise is a graphic designer. She has been designing identities, communication media and mediation tools since 2016.

The illustrator is Émilie Seto. 
Émilie is an illustrator for the press and many other channels. She works and lives in Marseille.

Marseille / Éclatés. Une ville transformée par ses imaginaires is a made-to-measure edition.

To document the diversity of situations within urban spaces, at once social and technological, local and global, political and poetic, Sur-Mesure values a diversity of formats and registers: from essay to portrait, from scientific article to comic strip, via travelogue. Sur-Mesure is based on the principle that both expert analysis and the voice of the citizen inform us about the issues of the urban world, as many points of view on the same object. 

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