Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial

Saint-Etienne International Design Biennial

Organized by the Cité du design, the XIIth Saint-Étienne International Design Biennial takes place from April 6 to July 31, 2022 on the theme of Bifurcations. This theme was born from an intuition about a widespread desire among designers to "change society", to "reorient the future".

The historic, unprecedented crisis of COVID-19 precipitated this collective awareness: on March 17, 2020, France radically bifurcated, and in record time, the course of our lives changed, experimenting in our turn the generalized slowdown. The experience of confinement lived worldwide, at the same time, has become exceptional and overwhelming.

From this ordeal, thinking about bifurcations within the framework of the XIIth International Design Biennial of Saint-Étienne 2022 becomes not a simple exercise but a challenge that mobilizes the entire design profession and its allies, to open up an essential cultural debate at the heart of our techno-industrial society.

The University's research is on display at the Biennial:

Through its Arts, Research, Territories, Knowledge (ARTS) initiative and its partners, Jean Monnet University wished to be actively involved in this mobilizing event for the Saint-Étienne territory, by elaborating an ambitious cultural proposal embodying its missions:

- Explorations Arts/Sciences: shared research: an exhibition accompanied by a series of screenings of experimental films, from April 8 to 17, 2022 at the Bâtiment des forges, curated by Gwenaëlle Bertrand and Rodolphe Olcèse, lecturers in the Department of Plastic Arts, members of the Eclla laboratory.

- Sub-limis: the mining heritage "recharged" to make landscape differently: an exhibition presented from April 6 to July 31, 2022 at Courit, Musée de la Mine, curated by Nathalie Siewierski (Parc-Musée de la Mine) and Georges-Henry Laffont (ENSASE / EVS).

- Faire steel #3: an exhibition proposed from April 8 to May 21, 2022 at the ESADSE Antenna (Arcades de l'Hôtel de Ville) by Juliette Fontaine (ESAD / IRD) with the Masters Altervilles and Enquêtes sociologiques.

- Montages sauvages, paysans arriérés: an exhibition proposed by Delphine Hyvrier, UJM/ESADSE doctoral student, winner of the Arts x Sciences 2020 grant from the Jean Monnet University Foundation, from April 13 to June 24, 2022, at the TEM-Press in Saint-Étienne.

- Inhabiting the margins, inhabiting the city: a scientific event organized by Pascale Pichon (UJM / Max Weber Center) at the Cinémathèque, May 3 & 4, 2022.

- Social responsibility and ecological upheavals: an interdisciplinary study day in literature, arts and applied arts, young research and young creation, organized on June 1, 2022, by Marie Bouchereau, Delphine Hyvrier and Jonathan Tichit with the association alt.516, with the support of the Deep Design Lab, as part of the exhibition Inside production curated by Ernesto Oroza as part of the 2022 International Design Biennial, Saint-Étienne.

- In the forest: an exhibition at the Salle des Cimaises, from June 3 to 8, 2022, proposed at the end of a workshop organized by Céline Cadaureille, Carole Nosella, Rodolphe Olcèse, Jacopo Rasmi from the Eclla laboratory, Xavier Wrona from ENSASE and Oscar Barnay, doctoral student (Eclla / ENSASE).

- Digital reconstruction of a sunken landscape, a return before the bifurcation: a documentary film proposed by Michel Depeyre and Pierre-Olivier Mazagol of the EVS laboratory, with the support of the MSH Lyon-Saint-Étienne, presented at the Bâtiment des forges/Centre des Savoirs pour l'innovation and then at the Château d'Essalois, and screened during a meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 2:30 pm at the Cinémathèque de Saint-Étienne.

- Sound and Music Computing 2022: a multi-faceted event around acoustics, music and audio technologies that will take place in Saint-Étienne from June 5 to 12, 2022 and will have as its theme: Music, Technology and Design. SMC-22 combines a summer academy (June 5-7), two scientific conferences (SMC June 8-11 and the International Faust Conference June 7-8), a festival (June 8-11) and mediation activities (June 9-12).


To see the complete program of the Biennial on the english website of the event.