Exhibition « Saint-Etienne changes design, French capital of design » .
From 2nd of April till 12th of September 2016 at BASE Milano (ex Ansaldo) Zona Tortona next to the MUDEC (Museum of Cultures) – Within the framework the XXI International Exhibition Triennale di Milano “Design after Design”
To answer the topic “Design after Design”, the Cité du design Saint-Etienne conceived an exhibition presenting an UNESCO creative city of Design. The exhibition “Saint-Etienne changes design” demonstrates the shift of an industrial city that, despite the crises, invents new development driving forces. It is a changing city that innovates, experiments and enhances the living conditions of the local population, facilitates the co-creation and transforms its territory in a living laboratory thanks to design.
The Triennale di Milano selected Saint-Etienne to represent France for the XXIst Triennale International exhibition, a flagship event relaunched in 2016 after a 20 year break.
The expo is co-curated by Olivier Peyricot, Director of Research Department at Cité du design and Eric Jourdan, Head of Design Department at Saint-Etienne Higher School of Art and Design, it expresses the strengths of a city of ambition in a 250m² space laid out by Eric Jourdan:
Human Cities_Challenging the City scale is one of the projects shown in the Cité du design activities section of this exhibition. It’s also interesting to note that the “Human Cities exhibition/ Milano” and “Saint-Etienne changes design” exhibitions will be presented in the same location during the Milan Design Week (12th -17th April 2016), with connected topics and moments between the 2 events.