Initiated by the sectors Design Textile & Matière and Design Objet of the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (Paris, France), this edition of the cycle "façonner l'avenir" (forging the future) looks at how the fields of design and science can work together towards an ecologically minded urbanity. Alternating thinkers and actors from the realms of science, economics, politics, culture and creativity, the cycle unfolds in two main chapters.
Firstly, what do we understand by ‘an ecological practice’? What are its mental, social, ethical, economical and political operating modes, and conditions? Which urgent issues must it address today to be able to act meaningfully tomorrow?
Secondly, which current research projects – conducted in the arts, design, or sciences – have the potential to re-imagine an ecology that is in line with urban dynamics? What kinds of know-how do these projects contain? And how to let these different types of know-how build on one another in a constructive manner?
ECOLOGY IN THE CITY: EXPLORING TOMORROW'S TACTICS AND TOOLS
design facilitator, educator, writer & activist
Fictions, frictions and functions : Design
as capability, adaptability and transition
January 21, 2015
La fin du monde et de l’humanité. Essai de généalogie du discours écologique.
January 7, 2015
Professor of Sustainable design
Meaningful stuff: Designing sustainable material experiences
February 4, 2015
EMILE DE VISSCHER
Polyfloss Factory versus Grow your Ink : Outils et matériaux de demain
March 4, 2015
Designer and Researcher
Plastic: Promises of a homemade future
March 11, 2015
Artist & Researcher
The Incredible Shrinking Man Meets: Becoming Beetle
February 11, 2015
Designer & Researcher
Designing for a circular fashion economy:
technology, collaboration and creativity
April 1, 2015
March 25, 2015
The art of living, together. Emerging aesthetics for sustainable and resilient ways of living
April 8, 2015
École nationale supérieure
des Arts Décoratifs
31 rue d'Ulm - 75005 Paris