After Milan in April 2016 and Belgrade in Februry 2017 , Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale will meet the audience in France at Biennale Internationale Design Saint Etienne 2017.
For its 10th edition, the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne will be held from 9th March to 9th April 2017. Organized by Cité du design, it will focus on the general theme “Working Promesse. Shifting work paradigmes”. Since its first edition in 1998, the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne, has gained an international reputation in the design field, attracting more than 200 000 visitors. The aim is to reveal the current state of design and creativity worldwide and to invite visitors to question themselves on the evolution of societies and on new ways of life.
Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale will be a core event of this Biennial, with an exhibition-lab, a conference, a workshop and the regular meeting of the projects’partners. Human Cities event will be proposed during the week dedicated to Cité du design international networks, and its activities will mix Human Cities , BEDA, Design for All and Living Lab partners, as well as local designers, associations and policy makers involved in Human Cities Saint-Etienne project.
The Human Cities exhibition lab will be displayed in 4 locations :
Monday 13th March 2017
9.00-16.00 : Workshop Human Cities
An urban walk visiting, meeting and testing the activities of Saint-Etienne Human Cities experimentations:Cité du design exhibition
Ici-Bientôt:40 rue de la Résistance
Human Citizens Office : 8 rue de la République
Hypermatière : 25 rue Neyron
Open to : Human Cities partners, international designers, local communities and public stakeholders
17.00-20.00 : Conference Human Cities at Cité du design auditorium
– Keynote speakers :
Maurizio Carta – University of Palermo, Italy
Anya Sirota – Akoaki design studio – Detroit, USA
– Human Cities European Partners
– Saint-Etienne Human Citizens
Open to : general audience, international partners, local authorities representatives
Tuesday 14th March 2017
09.00-17.00 : Human Cities technical meeting (Human Cities partners only)
18.30 : Official opening of Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale /Saint-Etienne 2017 (8 rue de la République)