The centre of creation as represented by Plaine Commune rests on three strong dimensions which give it all its substance. That way, in addition to the economic project of building a hub of excellence in terms of creation and digital media in the wider.
The commitment made by Plaine Commune as centre of creation for a Greater Paris relies first and foremost on its own resources :
New imagery, digital media, live arts as well as arts and crafts already constitute key elements in the centre for creation, and the individuals contributing to these various sectors of activity are already settled in the region. For instance, Plaine Commune houses 65 shooting studios (around half of the national capabilities). These are wired through the principal worldwide broadband providers and eleven data centres are established across 100 000 m².
Key-sites which are economically boosting the creation industry in the imaging domain are already established in Plaine Commune :
There are also important events that are essential to the sector :
The strong presence of higher education institutions makes Plaine Commune the second university centre in Ile-De-France after Paris itself, with notable establishments such as Paris 8, Paris 13 but also the engineering school of CNAM in Saint-Denis.
Aside from these institutions, the area will soon comprise new and first-class establishments of higher education :
The parameters of the centre for creation involve various sectors of activity, which are connected each other in many ways. The activities of broadcasting technologies, animation, video games, software and digital entertainment, as well as music and live shows constitute sectors in which the region has many
assets. Likewise with the design, graphic design, fashion and Arts & Crafts sectors.
Beyond these specific areas, other activities such as architecture, publishing, advertising, photography, information technologies and communication are intertwined with the centre for creation.
Since its birth in 2000, the urban community had a set goal: to put into place an overall project of urban development, so as to put the emphasis back onto the strengths of a varied and creative, popular region. It is within that perspective that it adopted a Scheme for Regional Coherence or schéma de cohérence
This regional project is based on various, distinctive objectives :
For many years, Plaine Commune has welcome ambitious developments in its region :
One of the bets for the centre of creation is to encompass not only the Pleyel neighbourhood, but also the whole urban community and the town of Saint-Ouen. This implies the involvement of all the possibilities of the region, all of which are of a different nature. In that view, five entities have been identified by urban planner Djamel Klouche's team :
Plaine Commune strives to create multiple bridges between individuals from the research sector with the business world and the wider public.
The 'technology lunches' organised every year represent real links between the companies and the Research laboratories, encouraging the transmission of technologies and ensuring the economic development of scientific progress.
At the same time, Savante Banlieue, an event organised each year by Plaine Commune as part of the Fête de la science, aims at making scientific advances from different research areas accessible to a wider public, particularly for schools, and with each edition a specific theme.
The Seine-Saint-Denis, and particularly Plaine Commune, are areas of an extreme wealth when it comes to creation in all its varieties.
The area of Plaine Commune is lucky to be home to various cultural actors of high reputation :
Aside from these institutional actors, the region is full of talent in different areas of urban culture, as demonstrated by the exhibition Terre de Création, organised by the urban community under the artistic leadership of photographer Stéphane Gladieu.
With the capacity to offer reading to the public at large across the region, Plaine Commune has 23 media libraries linked by a network which travels through the eight towns of the community. The media libraries, added to the two mobile libraries, offer locals and regular visitors free access to a collection of 850 000 documents (books, CD, DVD, press), some of which in foreign languages.