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Saint-Ètienne Design Biennale 2017

09 Mar - 09 Apr 2017


The mutation and shifting paradigms of work
The Biennal in Saint-Ètienne is one of the most popular design festivals in Europe. In 2017, the event takes place already for the thenth time. Under the title “The mutation and shifting paradigms of work“ the Biennal focuses on the changes in the way we work – now and in the future. Visitors will follow a walktrough series of exhibitions made up of ten stages addressing the following three specific topics in particular:

_Digital Labour
_Shared utopie
_Existences Futures

Detroit – guest of honor
The US-American city Detroit has faced substantial changes within the last decades. Since the downfall of the automotive industry, the number of inhabitants has decreased from three million people by more than three quarters. Especially wealthy classes migrated and left empty plants, buildings, and streets. The AKOAKI collective will present the development of the city’s ideas and its ingeniousness in reinventing itself among others in an exhibition.

For further information visit: biennale-design.com

Flashback – this was the 2017 Biennale