Meta Friche is the logical extension of Civic Friche, the research project launched in the Spring of 2010 that examined France’s tactical appropriation of marginal sites for public function. Where Civic Friche analyzed a new approach to urbanism through civic initiative, temporary and interim uses, and public participation, Meta-Friche studies recent exemplary projects where a cadre of French architects have abstracted and applied these lessons of reappropriation to architecture and urban design projects on virgin sites.