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5 exhibitions that celebrate the political dimension of design

1 - Spotlight on Lille, the capital of design

Crowned with the title "World Design Capital 2020", the city of Lille - the first French community to obtain this distinction, after Turin, Seoul or Helsinki) was to celebrate this in the spring.Obviously, the Covid has been there and Lille has waited for its visitors ...So it's time to postpone this fall - and all security measures have been taken into account.

In such a context, the program has chosen to emphasize "a more inclusive and affordable design, focused on social, societal and environmental causes, rather than on the production of artefacts and collectibles", explain the organizers Clearly, the aesthetics of the meaningless object no longer has its place at the present time.Design must be at the service of cities and those who inhabit them.

Among the flagship exhibitions, “The Manufacture: a labor of love” at Saint-Sauveur station, imagined by Philip Fimmano and Li Edelkoort, the high priestess of trend forecasts.

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The experiments of a new generation of designers are explored here, not only around materials but also manufacturing processes.All this resonates with the health crisis we are going through.So, "why do design?" "Asks in turn the exhibition" Designer (s) of design "at Tripostal.Imagined by the multi-award-winning digital creation agency No Design, the exhibition converse with more than sixty contemporary French designers such as Philippe Starck , Jean-Marie Massaud, Matali Crasset, Mathieu Lehanneur, Constance Guisset but also Ruedi Baur and Patrick Jouin concerning the projects for the Grand Paris metro.

Posted Date: 2020-12-30

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