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Land out

The failure of our world is “noise”

The LAND OUT – furniture program invites participants to design and produce new types of urban furniture, creating unique links between nature, in situ experiments and projections in the city. From the fountain to the bench, from bus stations to shade, how can we rethink urban space as a space of rest, meeting or daydreaming?

An immersion in the landscapes of La Puisaye and the MaNa Campus, and a concrete approach by matter, such as wood, vegetable fibers and raw earth, will allow to sketch collective utopias, and to propose soothing and intelligent public spaces. During this workshop, participants will be nourished by meetings and exchanges with theorists, artisans and designers. They will be trained in the techniques of implementing their ideas and projects, as well as their staging in urban contexts.

This program takes participants in immersion to the heart of our workshops for a transversal discovery of different materials and know-how, and offers a unique participatory experience to imagine the uses of tomorrow.

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Architect / Designer tutors : Amandine Chhor 

Ceramist : TBC
Speakers : TBC

Content and forms of teaching

Ma.Na’s innovative teaching is based on the contributions of renowned designers/architects, craftsmen specialized in their discipline and speakers (theoreticians, artists, scientists…) who shed light on, and put into perspective, the creative journey of the training. This triptych, enriched with many other experiences on campus, guarantees participants a complete training combining conceptual contributions and technical learning.

Ma.Na's team accompanies the participants through a range of complementary activities:
A time of reflection and research to document the subject
Hours of work in the workshops as well as on the field
Various highlights: conferences, visits, masterclasses
Individual and collective scenarios
Individual and collective conversations and advices from tutors and speakers.

Typical day and week schedule

General learning objectives

The program is designed to support the participant on four levels : creation, technical learning, defining a professional project and collective work.
The mastery of knowledge and techniques related to woodworking and clay.
The ability to develop and present your work, your practice, your ideas.
The ability to research a subject.
The ability to work collectively.

Training tools / materials


Access to references, preparation documents, recommended readings, filmography, etc. before the program starts.
Material provided
Technical learning via your own selection of hand, stationary and power tools. Includes : an introduction to the working of these tools, explanations for good maintenance and training on how to use them.
Set-up of your own « technical passeport » combining evaluations and upgrades of tools & assembling techniques, particularly through fundamental exercises.
Follow-up on your work at MaNa, daily meetings, intermediate rendering and collective presentation in the end of the training.
Individual meeting on your current practice, based on the portfolio, allowing to reinforce, correct or orientate different questions.
The work will be a collective work.

Assessment methods

Documented and well-argued final project
The acquisition of knowledge and experience during training, the progress of work and the final rendering are taken into account training validated by a MaNa certificate.

Admission criteria / prerequisites

Self-taught or graduate of the discipline - the experience is assessed during the admission process.

Step 1: Sending a CV and portfolio
Step 2: Validation of the application by the admission board, which ensures that the profile and the requirements of the training match.

Program details

Material(s): Ceramic
Domain: Object Design & Scenography
Duration: 2 weeks
Language: French & english

Price: 3900 € inc VAT

This price includes the cost of training, accommodation and full board, materials and personal protective equipment.

Dates : Upcoming Sessions
From 20/08/2023 to 02/09/2023

Typical day and week schedule​

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