The Social Urban Development
Our participation in the D.S.U. goes back to 1998. Members of
association, at the time summer had solicited in order to ensure
on the ground the realization of the project " memory of
district " carried by the municipal files of Dunkirk. For
reasons practise the G.R.A.A.L. was associated since 1999 with
the development projects and their unfolding. The ambition displayed
through this project is the discovery or the rediscovery of the
urban environment by the interessées people, and to the
first head the inhabitants, via the elements of its history.
It makes it possible all to have access to the urban inheritance.
Developed philosophy consists in making it possible to the people
concerned to apprehend the present through the knowledge of the
past. This is not history for the history, but a taking possession
of the current urban landscape.
For 2001, the G.R.A.A.L. is able to propose other
activities through the rediscovery of the old gestures. Indeed,
we realized that in our modern world, it was easy to lose the
contact with a concrete reality: the car, the equipment electric
household appliances, Internet, give the feeling, with the young
people in particular, of an easy world, related to the objects
which assist us. The possibility of showing how the problems
of tous.les.jours were solved before must make it possible to
approach the world or we live in a less virtual way.