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3. Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2017

01 Jun 2016

Working Promesse,
Shifting Work Paradigms – Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2017

The Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 2017 will present a state of the art and a great experiment, a giant laboratory, entitled Working Promesse focused on the shifting work paradigms.

Work is one of the major preoccupations of our society. For us all, work generates income and status; a promise of emancipation and prospect. Offshoot of the dream of a generalised full-employment, work is at the heart of political and economic attentions, but at the start of this 21st century, it is changing and transforming. From digital labour to the share, the world of work is being reshaped; it is inventing new organisations, new services but also new throes and new hopes. Designers, companies and the Saint-Etienne territory will gather in 2017 around this thematic in order to confront perspectives, ideologies, innovations and desires. And it is with the participation of the public that we will work towards this promise.

For this 10th edition of Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne, UNESCO Creative Cities of Design will represented by the invitation of Detroit as Honour guest and a special programme linked to the network.

Several calls for projects are linked to the Biennial:

  • Call for projects for designers and companies – deadline: 11th May 2016
  • Call for projects “Banc D’essai 2017” on urban furniture and objects prototypes to be tested in public space – deadline 4th July 2016
  • Call for projects “Rue de la République du design” on the creative occupations of vacant shops of a Saint-Etienne commercial street – deadline: 11th July 2016

Further Information and on-line application on http://biennale-design.com/saint-etienne/2017/inscription/