La Station/ Collectif MU
Festive and convivial place, a social laboratory dedicated to emerging artistic scenes and its margins
In 2016, Collectif MU, an association based in Paris 18, opens the doors of La Station – Gare des Mines, a disused coal station at the Porte d’Aubervilliers built in the 1950s. In a rapid and spontaneous way, La Station has organized itself by bringing together a constellation of initiatives, artists, collectives and associations. Since its opening, La Station – Gare des Mines welcomes a plural artistic scene within the same place: concerts, club nights, exhibitions, workshops, projections… La Station – Gare des Mines is a festive place and an art laboratory dedicated to emerging scenes.
In 2021, La Station – Gare des Mines expands with Station Nord, new outdoor and indoor large spaces that increase the audience size for music events (720 people) and offer a better visibility to artistic, solidarity and convivial activities like “Air de Repos”, a garden hosting a refugees day-care center and a restaurant open to workers of the area. The Station – Gare des Mines is run by the Collectif MU, an artistic production office created in 2002 by 2 producers from the Fresnoy art school and specialized in the fields of sound art, music and new media.
Small Concert hall (audience capacity: less than 300), Large Concert Hall (audience capacity: more than 300), Outdoor stage, Multifunction Hall, Workshop room, Artists Studio, Rehearsal or Practice Room, Music Recording Studio, Multimedia or Audiovisual Studio, Playground, Artistic Residency Accommodation, Café / Bar, Restaurant, Maker Space, Arts / Creative / Business / Social Incubator, Community Areas, Multi-purpose Space, Courtyard, Garden
Research, Production, Exhibition and Programming, Education and Training, Mediation, National advocacy
Music, Theatre / Performance, Dance, Visual Arts, Multimedia and interactive Arts, Film, Crafts, Literature, Publishing, Media (Radio & TV), Design, Architecture and Urbanism, Technology, Software, IT and Gaming, Art residencies, Education, Community and Relational Arts, Ecology and Sustainability, Gastronomy