Study day “Reinventing the world (s). Crises, public spaces and contemporary creation. ésam Caen / Cherbourg – Caen Caen site Wednesday October 6, 2021
Study day “Reinventing the world (s). Crises, public spaces and contemporary creation. ésam Caen / Cherbourg – Caen site, October 6, 2021 09:30, Caen.
Wednesday October 6, 9:30 am On site [email protected]
Organized by esam Caen / Cherbourg and Sciences-Po Rennes, Campus de Caen as part of the seminar “Urban utopia: creation and participation in public space”.
Moved by Abir Belaid, Brice Giacalone and Nicolas Escach.
October 6, 2021, from 9:30 a.m.
ésam Caen / Cherbourg, Caen site.
The ecological crisis, the shortage of natural resources, the risk of pandemics and the social and economic inequalities which never cease to imply a questioning of our relationship to our ecosystem, in a context of increasingly certain transition to an epoch of the Anthropocene.
If the urgency and gravity of the situation have given the issues linked to our environment a major importance, we note that the notion of “ecological crisis” has given way to that of “transition”.
These crises have deeply affected our urban environments. The recent pandemic has accentuated the phenomena of isolation, travel problems and increased inequalities. It has also once again brought to the fore the notions of cities and towns, of living together and of the configuration of public spaces.
Our cities are faced with the challenge of adapting to climate change in particular, but in a more global ecological and health manner. The ecological transition is increasingly impacting the projects of architects, designers, town planners and artists, and is bringing out a generation of creators who are more sensitive and concerned about the challenges of the transition, capable of designing projects that question our habits and which question uncertain but possible imaginaries, and which question democracy through the participation of the inhabitants and especially the taking into account of theirs.
Finally, the advent of digital technology has allowed amazing collaborations in cross-creation between art, design and science and reinforced the idea that contemporary can become a driving force and an accelerator of ecological transition in public spaces.
This day therefore proposes to reflect on the place of creative practices in the installation of a transitional policy in our urban territories around three major questions:
– How do art and urban design evolve under the influence of crises and revolutions?
– What challenges do crises (including the health crisis) have for town planners and artists?
– Faced with climatic, political and social emergencies, are creation and design capable of offering resilient responses and thus becoming a real engine of ecological transition?
– How can contemporary creators strengthen this place of democracy in the perspective of an ecological transition? What place is left for citizens and, more broadly, what actors for tomorrow’s transitions in the implementation of urban projects and in decision-making processes, and at what scale?
9:30 a.m. Welcoming remarks by Arnaud Stinès, general manager of esam Caen / Cherbourg, Abir Belaid, Brice Giacalone and Nicolas Escach
9.40 am Gwenaëlle Bertrand and Maxime Favard, “Deconstruct to repair”
10:10 am Max Mollon, “Design for debate”
10:35 am Debate & questions
10.55 a.m. Break
11:10 am Virginie Lyobard, “HERE, artistic effects on the movements of a neighborhood”
11:35 a.m. Florent Orsoni, “Design, a lever for the transition?”
12h00 Discussion & questions
2:30 pm Mickaël Marie, “Remaking the city in the footsteps of its past. The Valleuil district in Mondeville »
3:00 p.m. Discussion & questions
3:20 p.m. Break
3.35 pm Sarina Basta and Amélie Mourgue d’Algue, “The art of the interior, outside the comfort zone Art, participation and urban heritage: the office of invisible hours”
4:00 p.m. Debates & questions
4:20 p.m. Conclusion and general discussion
ésam Caen / Cherbourg – Caen site 17 cours Caffarelli, 14000 caen 14000 Caen Calvados
Wednesday October 6 – 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.