After 14 Years, La Miroiterie in Paris Faces Shutdown

March 16th, 2013

La Miroiterie, a long-running artist’s settlement and squat in the Parisian neighborhood of Ménilmontant is facing eviction from the development company that owns the abandoned mirror factory.  Founded in 1999, the space has a reputation as fiercely independent, and avoided working with the Parisian government to legitimize the space.  “The City Council has always respected and admired what was done at La Miroiterie, but we never supported them” financially “because they never wished for their project to be institutionalized,” said a spokesman for the Paris city council.

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