F.A.C.E. (French-American Creative Exchange) is a non-profit association. Founded in 2001 by American artist Monte Laster, it is based in Moulin Fayvon, a historical mill located in the middle of the infamous housing projects known as ‘la cite des 4000’ in the northern suburbs of Paris.
Through collaboration with artists representing a variety of disciplines, F.A.C.E. endeavours to inspire and empower local urban communities by way of a creative, micro-political exchange. Interactive arts projects draw from their imagination and input in order to highlight social issues such as civic preservation and revitalization, education and progressive urban planning, all of which have a daily impact on local citizens.
From local residents to highly respected professionals in contemporary art, urban planning and architecture, FACE has the rare ability to bring together diverse groups of people from differing backgrounds. FACE also works on an international level, forging ties with cities that share similar urban complexities such as Harlem, New York.