As part of the exhibition The Camargue between two watersthe Musée de la Camargue from October 2023 to October 2025, the presentation of a new section "Bras de Fer, a Rhône with a very brief destiny (1587-1711) was inaugurated on Friday 13 October at Mas du Pont de Rousty, the home of the Camargue Regional Nature Park in Arles.
Because it traces the great natural mobility of the channels and coastline and sheds light on the processes involved in the creation of a delta, this former arm of the Rhône is today the laboratory for the interdisciplinary research of Claude VELLA (Senior Lecturer AMU- CEREGE), Jules FLEURY (Head of the Research Department at AMU- CEREGE), Jules FLEURY (Head of the Research Department at AMU- CEREGE) and Claude VELLA (Head of the Research Department at AMU- CEREGE). SIGéoCEREGE), Véronique RINALDUCCI (Archaeologist CNRS - LA3M), Philippe RIGAUD (Teacher) and Anna KHARLANOVA (Doctoral student CEREGE).
"Between two waters" also refers to an indecisive situation where choices have to be made and adaptations have to be found. This is the case at a time when global warming is leading to a reduction in freshwater resources, salinisation of the soil, retreat of the coastline and an increase in the number of hitherto exceptional meteorological events. So it is, literally and figuratively, a Camargue between two waters that we are talking about here, both as a reminder of the solutions that have been found over the years, and as an attempt to explain the solutions that must now be sought, at a time when change is accelerating as never before.
Expo dossier produced in collaboration with the Centre Européen de Recherche et d'Enseignement en Géosciences de l'Environnement; Aix Marseille Université UMR34 - CNRS UMR 7330- IRD UMR 161 - Collège de France (Chaire Eco) - INRAE UMR 1
This exhibition and its programme are supported by the French Ministry of Culture, the towns of Arles and Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, the Département des Bouches-du-Rhône as part of Pays d'Arles Capitale Provençale de la Culture 2022 and the Région Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.