What are the approaches taken by design in order to bring about much needed changes in our lifestyles, with a view to creating a sustainable world? City Eco Lab is an event, a market of travelling projects that bears witness to experiments carried out around the country. For this reason, the 2008 biennial, will organise workshops, encounters and exchanges centred around daily life themes: foodstuffs, water, energy, mobility etc. Visitors will be encouraged to think about how they might use these commodities in a more sustainable world.
Video footage of the building of City Eco Lab exhibition at "The Fabrique 5000".
L’îlot d’Amaranthes, Emmanuel Louisgrand,
L’îlot d’Amaranthes [The Isle of Amaranthes] (Lyon) is an artistic garden created by the artist Emmanuel Louisgrand occupying an abandoned plot, at the invitation of the Roger Tator Gallery.
The Isle of Amaranthes has become a neighbourhood life centre, hosting organisations and associations.
In a loop (baskets), Gwenaëlle Girard in partnership with Pascal Raffier, ESAD, Paris, 2008.
A project carried out in partnership with basket weavers from the Limousin region, using chestnut wood, a very abundant material in France, possessing numerous attributes (cheap, long-lasting, flexible etc).
The germinator, teaching area, Exhibitions / workshops
Défi Eco Design in the Loire.
The Cité du design, in collaboration with the PREAC design (a resource centre for Artistic and Cultural Education) and the CDDP de la Loire, are offering Saint Etienne Metropolis schoolchildren the opportunity to participate in an experimental project on the occasion of the
2008 Saint Etienne design biennal!
The five college classes will be able to participate in and observe at first hand, work on the following questions:
- what is yours School’s environmental footprint ?
- what are the design actions that you would propose in order to reduce this footprint ?
5 Colleges: Present and exhibit their productions
Gambetta, Saint Etienne : 17 November
Waldeck Rousseau, in Firminy: 18 November
Jean Rostand, in Saint-Chamond: 20 November
Sainte-Marie, in Saint-Chamond: 21 November
Valbenoîte, Saint Etienne: 24 November
2 designers : Marie Larat and Jean-Sébastien Poncet