Rebecca Armstrong has just been appointed general delegate of the association that has the candidacy. The file must be submitted on November 11, 2022.
This is the new face of Rouen’s candidacy as European Capital of Culture in 2028. Rebecca Armstrong has been appointed general delegate of the association in charge of the file. Her role will be that of a “a driver who has a vision of all the projects in progress” summarizes Christine de Cintré, president of Rouen Normandy Tourism and Congress. The Rouen bid brings together a dozen communities along the Seine, from Vernon to Le Havre, and someone is needed to identify good initiatives and bring all these people together. ”
I am a son of this great territory, sums up the young woman. I grew up in Val-de-Reuil, studied in Rouen and worked for various local authorities. » Rebecca Armstrong is also known for her #2050 podcasts in which her guests describe society in 2050 with her.
Find the “Counterchamp” section on the Rouen bid:
A file of 100 pages and 40 questions
But well before 2050, and before 2028, the filing date of November 11, 2022, is in the sights. “The goal is to complete the file: 100 pages, 40 questions, the same for all candidates, explains Rebecca Armstrong. For example, one of the questions is: has the city chosen to extend the application to other territories? For Rouen the answer is yes, and we must explain why. Another question is: how are you going to mobilize the inhabitants? We have also just answered this question by hiring François Hervé who must work in particular with third places, excellent links where knowledge is already exchanged between the inhabitants. »
With the arrival of Rebecca Armstrong, the team in charge of carrying out the application has grown to 7 people, which will allow us to take a step forward. Because at the moment, the project is not making much noise on the cobblestones of Rouen… “It’s a choice not to communicate widely, not to market right away. We want to build a strong case first. What is for the general public is programming, and that is not going to come right away”, warns Christine de Cintré. Meanwhile, it is still possible to contribute to the project through participatory workshops that will take place on May 6 and 7 in Kindarena.
Rebecca in two authors
A Bedside Book Never Leaves Rebecca Armstrong: The Complete Tragedies of Sophocles. “It may seem pompous but for me there is a magic trick in his texts. » La Normande also loves the poems of Milène Tournier, which she presents in YouTube videos. Eclectic!