Samuel Remy

Co-founder, WoMa, Paris

As one of WoMa’s seven founders, Samuel Remy works specifically on building transdisciplinary initiatives at this “fabrique de quartier” or neighborhood factory in Paris.

The name WoMa is the contraction of the words Working and Making. WoMa is a coworking space and a “Fablab” for people who want to connect ideas and materials through collaboration. Set within the 19th district of Paris, WoMa has been running for a year so far, and provides access to a range of fabrication and prototyping tools. WoMa supports emerging practices for startups and formal businesses. It also provides learning for citizens and children and work opportunities for young people.

Trained as an architect and engineer, Samuel began his career in 2001 working on the direction, set design and music for a mobile theater. Three years later, he moved to Venezuela to work in informal settlements, and to study participative urbanism and design, habitat micro-economics and rights to the city at the Central University of Venezuela. Returning to France in 2009, he founded juste avant l’aube, an architectural practice focusing on sustainable buildings. He also advises internationals companies on their building policies.