Alfred Palestra. Tehnica Schweiz, Katarina Sevic, Zoe Gray (Eds.).

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What you are holding in your hands is the printed manifestation of Alfred Palestra. At first, it took shape as a workshop with a group of high school students from Lycée Émile Zola in Rennes, designed as a method to comprehend plural narratives. The workshop aimed to develop skills to interpret a very particular historical constellation: The school was the place where Alfred Jarry almost met Alfred Dreyfus. It served as the location for the second Dreyfus trial in 1898, held just after Jarry had graduated from there. The Lycée thus became the cradle of the avant-garde during the cataclysm of the republic.