The ActionExpo "Infinite Creativity for a Finite World" aims to highlight the unique capacity of design to actively engage in the co-construction of a desirable future, to seek, reveal and enhance "common sense" through modest and sober practices whose resilience has been proven over time. In these difficult times, young designers feel more than ever the need to "give people a voice", to question their spontaneous methodologies of investigation and production, the plurality of their actions within a world whose finiteness we all now recognise.
The ExpoAction invites you to dive into a plurality of Actions in progress carried out by a new generation of designers committed in the long term development of collective creative projects revealing the power of social bonds.
Starting from socially, politically and economically vulnerable, complex and conflicting situations, ExpoAction shows the capacity of co-design to direct the infinite creativity of each individual towards more responsible, concrete and restorative Actions that respect the fragility of the human being, the living and the finiteness of the planet by building a more sustainable relationship to the others, to time and space, to the environment and, more generally, to the world.
It may seem almost anachronistic and absurd to have dared an exhibition based on the principle of Action in a world paralysed by the health crisis, by the very Action of a microscopic organism. Yet it is precisely in this context that many of us have been able to measure the interdependence that links us to each other and the fundamental value of common Actions in solving conflictual situations.
Now it’s time that these necessary and respectful Actions for the human and the living, co-initiated by international designers and artists and the students of the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs, will be explored, questioned, modulated and shared... ad infinitum!
Photo Credits: Béryl Libault
SYNTROPIC MATERIALS - VERS UNE POLYCULTURE DES MATÉRIAUX ET DES CONNAISSANCES - Eugenia Morpurgo
COUNTER-COLONIAL AESTHETICS - THE PUNKAH AND CLIMATE - Marginal Studio
BLOOMING GROUND - Anne Fischer
COUTEAU CHIEN - TAXONOMIE POTENTIELLE DU COUTEAU CHIEN - dach&zephir
Couteaux CHIEN pou fwi é légim, dach&zephir, © Andrés Baron 2020
VOCABOLARIO DI QUARTIERE - VOCABULAIRE DE QUARTIER - Polimi Desis Lab
LIVRAISON À DOMICILE - Talking Hands
Produced by the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, "Infinite Creativity for a finite world" is part of the European research project "From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture" (Creative Europe 4Cs www.4cs-conflict-conviviality.
L’ÉCOLE DES MUTANTS - Hamedine Kane et Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro
Textile mapping the circulation of ideas, initiatives and political alliances linked to the history of the utopias explored by the School of Mutants, on the African continent, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.
MANIFESTE POÉTIQUE SPLENDEUR NATURE - Tōraki
Welcome to Tōraki Land, Maureen Barbette
VIVANT.ES - Alexia Venot et les etudiant.e.s Zoé Arnaud, Pauline Aubry, Antoine Behagel, Marianna Faleri, Séverine Luxerrois, Phi Lou-van
LES PARADIS NE DURENT QU'UNE SAISON - Nicolas Verschaeve et les étudiant.e.s Adèle Jacquier, Adélia Bellier, Adrien Buyukodabas, David Schroeder, Samer Selbak
Adèle Jacquier, Adélia Bellier, Adrien Buyukodabas, Alexia Venot, Andrea De Chirico, Anne Fischer, Antoine Behagel, Antoine Tour, Atelier 21, Carmen Bouyer, Caroline Grellier, Chloé Helson, Dach & Zephyr, David Schroeder, Eugenia Morpurgo, Fleur Moreau, Florence Doleac, Judith Zantain, Lily Saillant, Lorenzo Oliva, Stu-dio, Marginal Studio, Maureen Barbette, Marianna Faleri, Nicolas Vershaeve, Orizzontale pour Lungomare, Pantopicon, Pauline Aubry, Pauline Landrieu, Philomène Robert, Phi Lou-van, Polimi DESIS Lab, Quentin Poudollec, Samer Selbak, Séverine Luxerrois, Simon Ballen Botero, Stéphane Verlet-Bottéro et Hamedine Kane, Talking Hands, Vera Dubost, Wilfried Becret et Zoé Arnaud.
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