+ built by philosophers, pilgrims & punks
In its early years, Seymour Projects, led by Melissa Unger, existed as a nomadic initiative supported by the pro-bono efforts of a dedicated group of individuals, who kindly and tirelessly donated their time and talent to the daily operations, evolution and growth of this small underground project. During this period, Seymour Projects communicated principally via a weekly online magazine and a series of ephemeral ‘pop up’ events in Paris and New York.
In 2014, thanks to a six-figure grant from a private philanthropist, Seymour Projects secured its official status as a non-profit organization under French fiscal law and opened a temporary base of operations located at 41 Boulevard de Magenta near the Canal St Martin in Paris. From 2014 – 2017 this location housed our offices and our SEYMOUR+ space. In August 2017, at the end of our 3 year lease, we decided to transcend that physical space in order to evolve once again.
These days, Melissa Unger lives in Brooklyn, New York where she collaborates with Team Seymour and other like-minded people, groups and organizations on a project-by-project basis. Together they endeavor to create innovative propositions that serve the public.
Seymour Projects | Champion of outcasts, marginal thinkers & iconoclasts