The Foundry was an iron foundry in the 15th century. Then there was a castle, which was destroyed by Napoleon’s armies in the early 19th century. Using the stones of the ruined castle, people built a manor house from which the surrounding farms were administered. Then, in the 1970s, everyone left.
The Foundry will be a space where intellectuals can do intellectual work without dealing with the university and where artists can work on projects that don’t fit the demands of a grant program; a heterotopia where all motivations other than intellectual enthusiasm are suspended.