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The "Memories of the Future" association was founded at Club 44 in La Chaux-de-Fonds on 7 February 2007 as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Candidature of La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle.

Prologue to the articles of association :
"Arising from the desire to promote among its inhabitants, with its inhabitants and beyond its boundaries, the urban, cultural, social and economic identity of the Neuchâtel mountain region, the association promotes any form of action which may be termed “unrelocatable”. The word “unrelocatable” here is taken to mean any material or immaterial object, past or future, which, in one way or another, reflects a region’s identity.
The Neuchâtel mountains are brimming with hidden treasures. Memories, living testimonies, knowledge, attics, cellars and collections are all materials to be gathered, organised and showcased with a view to bringing the heritage to life.
Any creative act expresses a crossover between at least two pre-existing things. There can be no creation without a memory which collects disparate information. The act of creation means fusing together. The association’s ambition is to promote these two steps: collecting things and inventing with them new objects and uses in a spirit of celebration.
The insistence on celebration reflects the understanding that any form of successful economic, tourist or demographic development results from a promise of enjoyment, never a cause. With the memory of the Neuchâtel mountains, the association hopes naturally to create some sparks of happiness."

The Committee currently has four members.
Chairman: Nicolas Babey, He-Arc university lecturer, La Chaux-de-Fonds
Secretary: Anne-Marie Jacot-Oesch, notary, Le Locle
Treasurer: Claudio Colagrossi, legal expert and project developer, Le Locle
Giovanni Spoletini, doctor, La Chaux-de-Fonds

Become a member of the "Memories of the Future" association and contribute to this ambitious project.

For more information:

La Chaux-de-Fonds/Le Locle
UNESCO World Heritage Candidature
Case postale 2357
CH - 2302 La Chaux-de-Fonds
032 967 62 35
  Document PDF Statuts  147.92Ko  
  Document PDF Bulletin d'adhésion  17.35Ko  

The Memories of the Future Association is active !

The Memories of the Future association has just brought out a card game inspired by the heritage of La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle. Price : CHF 25.-/piece (8x12 cm)
  Document PDF Le patrimoine des deux villes raconté en 36 cartes, Sophie Bourquin, L'Impartial, 2 mai 2008  1.25Mo  
  Document PDF Des cartes pour séduire experts et population, Claude Grimm, L'Express, 28 décembre 2007  456.97Ko  
  Document PDF Mémoires du futur entend promouvoir..., 21 juin 2007  350.02Ko  


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