“Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne”

8th Edition of the Design Biennale in Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne, 24 january 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). From 14 to 31 March 2013, Saint-Etienne will host the Biennale Internationale du Design (International Biennial of Design). This event is expected to attract 85,00 visitors with 40 countries represented. This year’s theme is “empathy or the experience of the others”. Five prizes will be awarded: the “Prix Marc Charasse Création & Invention” to a young designer, the “Prix Design et Prospective” to an innovative company anticipating lifestyle changes, the “Prix Design de Serves-Groupe La Poste” rewarding innovative projects in terms of services invented by people under 35 or students, and the “Prix Atelier Visionnaire” rewarding project linked to the theme of empathy. Visitors will enjoy 50 exhibitions scattered through different spaces: “Prospective et Innovation”, a space dedicated to the Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design de Saint-Etienne, “International dans la biennale”, Design as an expertise, “Biennale sur le territoire de Saint-Etienne métropole” (Biennale on the territory of the metropolis of Saint-Etienne), and les “Résonances de la biennale sur le pôle métropolitain” (Effects of the Biennale on the metropolitan area). The biennial is intended as a place for discussions, through forums, conferences and seminars and visitors of all ages will be able to enjoy the event with a space for children imagined by Matali Crasset and named...

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The International Design Biennial in Saint-Étienne in 2013

Saint-Étienne, September 11, 2012. Art Media Agency (AMA). The next International Biennial Design Saint-Etienne will take place from March 14 to 31 2013. The theme chosen for this edition is “Empathy or experience of the other.” Empathy is a mechanism by which an individual can feel, experience, understanding the emotions, feelings or even beliefs of others. This theme thus suits well with artistic work. Biennial International Design Saint-Étienne will broadcast throughout the country, with the participation of different actors: Museum of Modern Art, Museum of mine, Museum of Art and Industry, Le Corbusier site in Firminy. Exciding this territorial resonance, Biennale will shine beyond borders: Commissioners, visitors, exhibitors and foreign journalists are invited to participate in exchanges. Cities from the UNESCO Design Creative Cities Network will particularly be honoured. According to the press release, this eighth edition will be firmly focused on innovation, forecasting and research by design. Thus, designers, firms, and students (including those of the Graduate School of Art and Design in Saint-Étienne), economic and institutional actors are invited to present their projects and achievements, their lifestyle proposals related to our current or future...

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