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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.

Program Outline


Architect / Designer tutors : Erwan Bouroullec

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 advice 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 …
  • 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

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 16/10/2023 to 27/10/2023

Typical day and week schedule​

Program Outline

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