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Workshop 1 | In Time and Place: New technologies for local resources

This english speaking workshop will explore the potential of “Transition Design” in the neighbourhood of Montreuil; a design that “focusses on the need for cosmopolitan localism, a lifestyle that is place-based and regional, yet global in it’s awareness and exchange of information and technologies.” In collaboration with the Écofablab of Montreuil, we will design solutions for the needs of the neighbourhood, researching local waste materials and economies; envisioning the Ecofablab, and digital technologies, as production means for our prototypes.
Guided by:

Eugenia Morpurgo

Designer, professor at the faculty of Design and Art of the Libera Università di Bolzano


Workshop 2 | En Temps et Lieu : Architectures transitoires

Atelier en français avec pour objet la construction grandeur nature d'architectures transitoires (habitats temporaires). L'atelier aura lieu in situ, 24/24 à La Générale (11e arrondissement). « Une architecture transitoire est un logement fixe destiné à être habité durant une période restreinte puis abandonné. Elle se dissocie des modules nomades tels que les yourtes, caravanes, baraquements militaires, etc. en cela qu’elle n’est pas transportée d’un point à un autre par ses habitants mais construite sur le site avec les ressources qui lui sont associées. (…) Il s’agit d’observer en bâtissant. A chaque nouvelle implantation, l’expérience et la faculté de saisir toutes les opportunités sont les seuls bagages nécessaires. » – Laurent Tixador (FR), artiste et activiste, est à l'initiative de 'Architectures Transitoires', une recherche in situ et participative qui se décline à long terme, au cours de stages intensifs attirant des personnes diverses aux intérêts communs. Cet atelier s'inscrira dans la durée de la semaine, afin de se laisser porter par le temps et par les matériaux, les découvertes et les opportunités; le temps devient ici paramètre de production. Qu'est-ce qu'un logement imaginé, vécu, construit et démonté en l’espace de cinq jours? En partenariat avec: La Générale.
Guidé par:

Laurent Tixador

Artiste et aventurier


18.00 – 20.00 Round table conference


The session will focus on the element of time within a process of ecological, economical and social transition. The three speakers will highlight three fundamental ingredients of this delicate transition moment in time: the powerful and disruptive ideas of the philosopher Timothy Morton, the inspiring and highly human creative forms described by the writer and theatre maker Lucy Neal and the more concrete but sensitive stories analysed by Philippe Schiesser. Timothy Morton will clarify his concept of “hyperobjects” and how these not only become visible during our time of ecological crisis, but are also capable of alerting humans to the ecological dilemmas by defining the age in which they live. Lucy Neal, activist in the grassroots Transition movement, will focus on her investigation on the role of creativity and imagination in inventing new ways of living. Philippe Schiesser, also active in the transition movement in the city of Montreuil, will share his experience on how to create a more sustainable community capable of sharing resources, material and knowledge on different scales by using, among others, sharable technologies and setting up fab labs.
With :

Timothy Morton

Philosopher, author of Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World and Rita Shea Guffey Chair at Rice University

Lucy Neal

Instigator, theatre maker and educator, member of the Transition Towns Movement

Philippe Schiesser

Founder of the sustainable design consultancy Ecoeff, president of APEDEC, the Ecodesign Fablab in Montreuil, professor at the University of Cergy Pontoise, department of Geosciences and Environment

Jour 02




18.00 - 20.00 Round table conference


The recognition of time as an essential dimension of design practice is relatively new. In the light of the approaches of sociologist of time Barbara Adam and architect Philip Beesley, this session will explore what kind of time we are inserting while designing: how does a design unfold in time, at which pace and rhythm, and through which typology and patterns of movement? Through notions such as timescape, timeframe, timing, tempo, temporality, and futurescape, Barbara Adam will highlight the importance of understanding how time is conceptualised and especially how we can embrace it as an embodied dimension, interdependent of the place, the people, the matter and the technologies through which it is mediated. On the other hand, Philip Beesley will introduce us to his kinetic experimental architectures and geotextile installations by discussing how time has become a new dimension of his work and how it is negotiated at the intersection of theory and practice.

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Barbara Adam

Sociologist and founding editor of the transdisciplinary journal Time & Society, Emerita Professor at the Cardiff School of Social Sciences

Philip Beesley

Visual artist, architect and director of Living Architecture Systems Group and Riverside Architectural
Press, professor at the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo, CA

Jour 03




18.00 - 20.00 Conférence table-ronde


Séance sur la construction de notre rapport au temps. Le philosophe Élie During interrogera notre conception du temps: « L’affaire est mal engagée si on se représente d’emblée le temps comme une dimension subjective du vécu ou comme un aspect de la symbolisation mathématique de l’univers physique. Le temps n’est d’aucune façon donné; il n’est pas un objet, concret ou abstrait, mais une forme à construire. » Lyes Hammadouche et Ianis Lallemand présenteront Texel, un sablier interactif qui interroge le rapport subjectif au temps et l’idée de ‘profondeur de temps’.

Mots clefs : art, expérience, interactivité, nouveaux médias, subjectivité, temps, variabilité.

Avec :

Élie During

Philosophe et maître de conférences à l’Université de Paris-Ouest Nanterre

Lyes Hammadouche & Ianis Lallemand

Artistes et doctorants SACRe / EnsadLab / PSL Research University

Francesca Cozzolino

Enseignante-chercheure (spécialiste en anthropologie de l’art et du design, EnsadLab, et chercheure affiliée au Laboratoire d’Ethnologie et Sociologie Comparative de l’Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, LESC-CNRS)

Samuel Bianchini

Artiste et chercheur, maître de conférences habilité à diriger des recherches en art et sciences de l’art, EnsadLab

Jour 04




Ateliers et montage d'exposition / Workshops and exhibition build-up

Jour 05




14.00 - 17.00 Exhibition and round table conference


What happened in the space of one week? What did we learn and unlearn during the workshops and evening sessions? Can we detect missing links? To which new temporal horizons do the produced works and thoughts open up to? Can some of them be extended and shared beyond the selected participants of In Time and Place, where, with whom and how?

With :

Ed van Hinte

Design critic, engineer, founder of Lightness Studios and special day-to-day columnist for Forging the Future

Laurent Tixador

Artist and adventurer

Eugenia Morpurgo

Designer, professor at the faculty of Design and Art of the Libera Università di Bolzano


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