The Foundation is renewing its support for the Festival Agir pour le Vivant (21-27 August, Arles) and organises as part of the festival’s open-air talks programme a round table discussion “Creators facing the climate emergency”.
With: Emmanuel Tibloux, Director of ENSAD Paris and Samuel Tomatis, designer.
How can we become one with the earth? How can we think a body of earth and water whose relationship to the ecosystem is drawn through creation?
As part of the fourth edition of Agir pour le Vivant and its “Open-air conversation” program, and in the continuation of the cycle Creators Facing Climat Emergency, the Fondation Thalie presents, on August 23 at the Jardin Lapidaire in Arles, a conversation with Emmanuel Tibloux, Director of the ENSAD – School for applied arts in Paris, promoter of the Post-master Design of rural worlds, a delocalized program of ENSAD in Nontron, Dordogne, dedicated to the development of rural areas through design, and operating on the principle of responding to local issues in close collaboration with local players, and the designer Samuel Tomatis, who draws from the phenomenon of eutrophication that results in the proliferation of green algae in the waters, in order to propose a notion of biodesign that creates together with plants as it suggests a world in which living beings, human and non-human, help and regulate each other in a reciprocal way.
Wednesday 23 August, 2023, 6pm-7pm
Venue: Jardin Lapidaire, Arles
Moderation: Nathalie Guiot, Founder and President of Foundation Thalie and Chiara Vecchiarelli, curator of the program “Creators facing Climate Emergency”.
A conversation with Emmanuel Tibloux, Director of the ENSAD – School for applied arts in Paris, promoter of the Post-master Design of rural worlds, a delocalized program of ENSAD in Nontron, Dordogne and Samuel Tomatis, designer graduated from ENSCI – Les Atelier specialized in biodesign.
Emmanuel Tibloux is Director of the École des Arts Décoratifs since 2018, formerly Director of the Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts de Lyon. A former student of the École normale supérieure de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud, he has directed the École supérieure d’art et de design de Saint-Etienne, the École régionale desbeaux-arts de Valence and the Institut français de Bilbao. Emmanuel Tibloux’s project for the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs takes into account the specificities of this school of excellence which welcomes more than 800 students per year. In 2019, he initiated the plan for a “School of Transition”, making the School of Decorative Arts the first higher education institution to adopt an ecological transition plan.
Samuel Tomatis, a 2016 graduate of ENSCI – Les Ateliers, after a degree at the Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués. The young designer maintains a close relationship with science and ecology. His work oscillates between industrial design and ephemeral architecture. Seduced by the sea and the phenomenon of tides, his research revolves around the world of marine resources, and seaweed in particular. He collaborates with a wide range of professionals, including scientists and craftsmen. Experimentation, working with materials and eco-design are at the heart of his approach.
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