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Strange night of design: The action of design faced with current realities, 24 hours of discussion around the world

 

As part of Lille Métropole 2020 World Design Capital, the Civic City association is organising the Strange night of design from Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 October in partnership with the Institut français and the World Design Organization.

Updated on 07/10/2020

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The Franco-Swiss designers Ruedi and Vera Baur, founders of the Civic City association, have conceived a night of reflection on the present and future of design with more than 70 participants from all over the world at the Tri Postal in Lille and on social media. To think about the role of design collectively faced with the future of our society, the programme is developed around a series of interviews with designers, personalities and design theoreticians elaborating on critical thought about their activity.

These discussions are part of the Et soudain, la Terre fut immobilisée (And suddenly the world stopped turning project that Ruedi and Vera Baur initiated during lockdown by conducting a series of filmed interviews with designers). 

Some of these interviews are broadcasted on the Institut français YouTube Channel

"Et soudain, la Terre fut immobilisée" - Ruedi Baur

"Et soudain, la Terre fut immobilisée" - Ruedi Baur
"Et soudain, la Terre fut immobilisée" - Ruedi Baur

PROGRAMME: from Saturday 10 to Sunday 11 October 2020

The full programme will be broadcast live on @institutfrancais.pageofficielle.

2pm—2.15pm Presentation Caroline Naphegyi (Lille Métropole 2020 World Design Capital), Giusi Tinella (Institut français), Anne Asensio (World Design Organization), Vera Baur (Civic City)

2.15pm—2.45pm Introduction to the Strange night of design with Ruedi and Vera Baur (Montreuil, Zürich, Genève)

2.45pm—3pm Tribute to Jordi Cano with Claudia Cano and Beatriu Malaret (Barcelona)

3pm—7pm Resumption of “Et soudain, la terre fut immobilisée” discussions in French and English lead by Ruedi Baur with

  • 3pm—3.15pm Pablo Giorgieff (Paris)
  • 3.15pm—3.30pm Uwe Fischer (Frankfurt)
  • 3.30pm—3.45pm Ewa Satalecka (Warsaw)
  • 4pm—4.15pm Lars Müller (Zürich)
  • 4.15pm—4.30pm Franck Houndegla (Bordeaux/Paris)
  • 4.30pm—4.45pm Susanna Cerri (Florence)
  • 5pm—5.15pm Philippe Casens (Milan/Hong Kong)
  • 5.15pm—5.30pm Roger Paez (Barcelona)
  • 5.30pm—5.45pm Kiko Farkas (São Paulo)
  • 6pm—6.15pm Rico Lins (São Paulo)
  • 6.15pm—6.30pm Giovanna Massoni (Brussels) 
  • 6.30pm—6.45pm Jean-Louis Frechin (Paris)

7pm—8pm The modern normal. A series of discussions in English lead by Hubert Klumpner (Zürich) with

  • 7pm—7.15pm Vera Baur (Montreuil, Zürich) with Hubert Klumpner (Zürich, Caracas) 
  • 7.15pm—7.30pm Diego Ceresuela and Diogo Figuereida (Barranquilla)
  • 7.30pm—7.45pm Bojana Papic / Harris Piplas (Sarajevo)
  • 7.45pm—8pm Anne Graupner (Johannesburg)

8pm—9pm Discussions organised in partnership with Lille Métropole 2020 World Design Capital and the World Design Organisation (WDO)

9pm—10pm Design and development of weakened communities. A series of discussions in English and French lead by Giulio Vinaccia (Milan) in discussion with

  • 9pm—9.20pm Patrizia Scarzella (Milan)
  • 9.20pm—9.40pm Fabiola Bergamo (São Paulo)

10pm—12am Design in the context of the United States fighting for civil rights. A series of discussions in English lead by Miguel Robles-Duran and Gabriela Rendon-Duran (New York)

2am—4am Art and design confronted with social conflicts in Latin America. A series of discussions in Spanish lead by Esteban González Jiménez (Medellin, Paris) with

  • 2am—2.20am Isabel González, Jaime Patarroyo, Tania Pérez-Bustos (Sonsón, Quibdó, Bojayá, Mampuján)
  • 2.20am—2.40am Adriana María Ruiz, David Rincón Santa (Medellin)
  • 2.40am—3am Fernando Grisalez (Bogotá)

4am—5am Discussions organised in partnership with Lille Métropole 2020 World Design Capital and the World Design Organisation (WDO)

5am—6am Defiance and Vision: The daily action of the Social design circle. A series of discussions in English and French lead by Emiliano Gandolfi (Rotterdam) with

  • 5am—5.20am Sandeep Virmani (India)
  • 5.20am—5.40am Sheela Patel (India)
  • 5.40am—6am Vera Baur (Montreuil, Zürich)

6am—7am Resumption of “Et soudain, la terre fut immobilisée” discussions in French and English lead by Ruedi and Vera Baur with

  • 6am—6.15am Samuel Aden (Montpellier)
  • 6.15am—6.30am Jan Piechota (Warsaw)
  • 6.30am—6.45am Danielle Rosales & Robin Cohen (Berlin)

7am—8am Design in Madagascar, analysis of an evolution. A series of discussions in French lead by Dominique Rasanjison (Antananarivo) and Imke Plinta (Certaldo, Italy)

8am—9am Discussions with Moroccan designers, in partnership with the Institut français Morocco. A series of discussions in French lead by Martin Chenot (Casablanca) with

  • 8am—8.15am Hicham Lahlou (Rabat)
  • 8.15am—8.30am Soukeina Hachem (Casablanca)
  • 8.30am—8.45am Salima Naji (Rabat)

9am—10.30am The action of design facing current realities. A series of discussions in French, German and English lead by Vera Baur with 

  • 9am—9.15am Odile Khoury (Beirut)
  • 9.15am—9.30am Christopher Dell (Berlin)
  • 9.30am—9.45am Philippe Macasdar (Genf/Marseille)
  • 9.45am—10am Zaka Toto (Martinique)
  • 10am—10.15am Carine Delanoë-Vieux (Paris)
  • 10.15am—10.30am Katharina Antonaki (Athens)

10.30am—12.30pm At the crossroads of Europe and History: working, military and colonial traces to welcoming the exiled, forces and initiatives on the Hauts de France region. A series of discussions in French lead by Capucine Légelle with

  • 10.30am—10.45am Audrey Célestine (Lille)
  • 10.45am—11am Amjad Abbas Abdallah (Calais)
  • 11am—11.15am Veronika Boutinova (Calais)
  • 11.15am—11.30am Ismaël Eidos (Aulnoye-Aymeries)
  • 11.30am—11.45am Charlotte Talpaert (Lille)
  • 11.45am—12pm Thomas Deltombe (Lille)
  • 12pm—12.15am AnoNyme (Dunkirk/Leffrinckoucke)

12.30pm—1.30pm Open discussions with the public, in the presence of Ruedi and Vera Baur (Montreuil, Zürich, Geneva)

1.30pm—2pm Conclusion and propositions for today’s times, with Caroline Naphegyi (Lille Métropole 2020 World Design Capital), Ruedi and Vera Baur (Civic City)

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The Institut français and the event

Ruedi et Vera Baur of Civic City propose, in partnership with the Institut français, the Strange night of design : The action of design faced with current realities, 24 hours of discussion around the world. 

 

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