• Director(s):

    ADDA (CATHERINE)

  • Producer(s):

    ARTE FRANCE, FILMS D'ICI (LES)

  • Territories:

    Worldwide.

  • Production year:

    1997

  • Language(s):

    German, English, French

  • Rights:

    NON-THEATRICAL, TV, INTERNET

Jean-Baptiste André Godin put Charles Fourier's ideas for community living into practice, building palatial collective housing for the workers at his factory.

The "Familistère de Guise" was a housing project created by Jean-Baptiste-André Godin for 1800 inhabitants. It was designed in order to lead a huge, utopian and audacious social experiment. It still interests historians, sociologists, economists, urban planners and architects.