Living at high school

For the Rhône-Alpes Region, the notion of citizenship is at the core of its high school policy; but what does it mean to be a citizen for a student? It is this ambiguous concept that a team of residents went questioning in a school in Annecy in the spring of 2010.

The students live in a pleasant environment at the school, with no apparent problems. They come to school to attend classes, but do they really inhabit this place? Are they players or consumers? After a first week of discussion with the school’s “inhabitants”, from the student to the technician, the residents decided to explore projects with them to find ways to embody the concept of citizenship at school.

Being a citizen means: opening up to the outside world by organizing an inter-school party; posting projects carried out by students outside the school; becoming part of a community and getting to know it (speed dating or giant picture frame project); speaking in public and sharing one’s views (microphone at your disposal); assuming ownership of the place by playing with the signage (sensitive signage); but also learning to share a home (living with roommates) and behaving responsibly, primarily regarding one’s Internet consumption (upload/download counter) …

Learn more about the project: download our French deliverable

And discover it in photos


March 2010 - May 2010


Lycée Gabriel Fauré, Annecy

Initiated by whom?

Rhône-Alpes Region

With whom?

Jacky Foucher, designer, co-founder of the Grrr Agency

Jean-Sébastien Poncet, designer

Camille Pène

David Masson, artist