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May 20, 2013

Tomorrow … Imagine the Role of Design Schools

Paris College of Art (PCA)

Designer’s Days, founded in 2000 by a small group of professionals, aims to promote awareness of design among the general public. Over the past twelve years, thanks to the growing success of the event, the spectrum of its participants has expanded, and now includes public cultural institutions, schools, museums, publishers, distributors, manufacturers, galleries etc. Every year in June, the association brings together the members and partners of the association in providing the public with a week of events devoted to design.

Paris College of Art, in responding to this year’s Designer’s Days theme “and Tomorrow…” proposes:
This creative workshop takes the form of “inversed” round tables in which the students become the panel of “experts” presenting their projects and the experts are part of the audience. Moderated by guest professor Jean-Jacques Wunenburger, Université de Lyon, the goal of this workshop is to develop a dialog about and imagine the design school of tomorrow.

Sessions include:

IMAGINING: New Forms of Organizations
Projects to be presented:
–ESSEC and Ecole Centrale Masters students in Entrepreneurship and PCA Design Management students work in collaboration  on innovative methods for improving business model propositions through the integration of good design.
–EDF Sustainable Design Challenge – The Piezo Project, to encourage responsible energy behavior  for better living. Should design schools become incubators for innovative design concepts?

With the participation of Bastien Sennegon of Nekoé and Stéphane Hugon, PhD, Director of Eranos

IMAGING: Emotions & Sensorial Design
Project to be presented:
–Lace Design: Junior year PCA students designed contemporary lace patterns based on the theme Cosmos for the Fédération Française de Dentelle et Broderies

With the participation of Régine Charvet-Pello of Certesens: Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur les TEchnologies du SENSoriel (Centre for Studies and Research on Sensory Technologies)

IMAGINAL: Prospective Representations of Societal & Urban Transformation
Project to be presented:
–Paris Galaxie 2030 is an ongoing research project of Grand Paris hosted by Sorbonne University with the partnership of PCA, and was recently awarded a research grant from the city of Paris.

With the participation of Raphaele Bidault Waddington, expert on Grand Paris, and Stéphane Vincent, Director, La 27ème Région

For more information, contact Brigitte Borja de Mozota, [email protected].

 

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