The Pavillon is a building in the south of L’Ile Saint Denis which has been empty since February 2020. We occupied the building during the New Year, and ten Afghan refugees are now living there. The building is owned by the town hall, and was formerly used by local associations. However, it has been deserted since February 2020.
We have two aims:
1) provide shelter for refugees;
2) make sure that the building is not left to rot, but will re-open as a living space for activities in the neighbourhood.
Who are we?
Some of us are refugees from Afghanistan, some of us are long-time residents of L’Ile Saint Denis, others are friends from different places and countries. Some of us are involved with local collectives and associations, others are simply individuals. We invite all our neighbours to join us and participate in this project.
- sans papiers