Speed is one of the crucial factors of our manmade world. There IS quite a number of linked parameters, such as logistics or machinery, but it can also be movement, time, development. I propose to study and explore what we can do to accelerate or slowdown, what are the obstacles that speed is creating and what are the solutions it proposes.
My own belief is that most of the parameters of our world followed an exponential curve, and that we are reaching a point in which the complexity is getting to a level of non-control, and beyond day-to-day practical decision, design needs to address a wider exploration of transversal schemes.
On one hand I essentially experience a workshop through the idea of building something, but on the other hand listening, exchanging, exploring through shared experience, the world we live in is the best that we can do together.
I don’t have a very clear point of view on what can be built, but I know anything can be engaged. Something lightweight, short, maybe with no physicality, but it can also be in the long term, something made to be abandoned for a year or more, something addressing the timeframe of nature. Building is the only way of challenging parameters, being enough impolite to change the way.
But I also want to collect experiences, and sometimes build on words and concepts. The world can be seen as a logical environment where actions and consequences follow a clear path. But there are some other ways of looking at things, where we can consider the world as a jungle, certainly complex but without a very clear reason for its structure. I always like to learn about people’s experience and knowledge and imagine shortcuts between practices. Creativity is essentially recoding steps and actions on a different dance.
So a large part of the workshop will be about exchanging, collecting, sharing and assembling rules in a different order and logic than they are usually.
Architect / Designer tutors : Erwan Bouroullec
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 advice from tutors and speakers.
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.
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.
Price: 3900 € inc VAT
Dates : Upcoming Sessions
From 16/10/2023 to 27/10/2023