|Place au changement/Place du géant. Credit : Collectif ETC, 2011|
The eighth edition of the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne places prospective at the centre of its programming, exploring the major issues of society, and revealing through design the innovations which will influence our life tomorrow.
|Les frères Plo n°1, meuble de rangement, Gaspard GRAULICH, 2012|
All the regional actors have worked together to develop the regional dimension of the event. The Biennial will therefore be present in 60 different sites, with 49 exhibitions and 27 rendezvous spread throughout the Saint-Etienne agglomeration and the metropolitan region.
|Collection Axor Bouroullec, 2010, Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec|
Traits d’union objets d’empathie
Curator and Scenography: eliumstudio
Cité du design - la Platine
March 14th - September 1st, 2013
PETBOL for Marca Carcel X Satorilab, Alejandro Sarmiento, Lujan Cambariere, 2012
EmpathiCITY, Making our City together
Curators: Lætitia Wolff & Josyane Franc
Scenography: Adrien Rovero
Scenography: Adrien Rovero
Cité du design - Bâtiments H
Designers sometimes fulfill the role of mediators between citizens, communities and governments. What should be done for their ideas to lead to transformations on a human level, rather than just for buildings? How can we give communities a sense of responsibility through collaborative processes, and combine design, social engineering and technology to make a city better connected?
First Village below the Sky, Hyunjin PARK, Dong-soo PARK, Seoul Design Foundation, 2009
Site Manufacture — Bâtiments H
Volume is the transcription of a new vision of outdoor dwelling, far removed from the present offer of mobile homes and chalets... The principal idea was, to make a multi-purpose, transportable, fun space, from a bulky useless disused container, able to host 4 people in a surface area of 30m². A space without constraints, able to be adapted to the wiles of the occupants. Volume proclaims itself to be "a loft in the middle of Central Park".
Place au changement
The Collective Etc, commissioned by the Public Town-Planning Institution of Saint-Etienne (EPASE), offers to create a second phase of the project "Place au changement/ Place du Géant" (time to change, giant's square). This participative work of public space construction, in the heart of the Chateaucreux quarter, had been initiated following a public tender for the project in 2011. The Collective Etc wishes to create places of discussion and to concretise an improvement in the building environment and utilisation in and around the "Place du Géant". The collective will accompany the worksite with activities making this temporary space an urban laboratory.