Flaneur #9: Paris, Boulevard Périphérique
238 x 310 mm, 220 pages
Berlin, Germany (English-language and French-language, this issue)
Editors-in-chief: Fabian Saul and Grashina Gabelmann
Design and art direction: Studio Yukiko
Each annual issue of the visually-striking Flaneur is produced on location in a different city. The magazine team settle on one particular street and collaborate with local writers and artists to tell the many stories from that single street.
This much-anticipated issue, their first in four years(!), celebrates the Boulevard Périphérique in Paris, the famous ring road that circles the inner city, as it celebrates its 50th anniversary. ('The ring road is a boomer. It’s a bit passé, but it doesn’t care.')
'What could be more hostile to flaneuring than a highway? And yet we have walked. Together with four curating editors and contributors of many disciplines we tried to grasp this ring road marking the city limits of Paris, layer by layer – and we found a road where much is at stake and a road of many voices...'