On the International Scene - Workshops & Events
International competition: Dream 2074!
On the occasion of the Cumulus conference in April 2018, the Comité Colbert in partnership with Ensaama and the Cumulus association announced the launch of the 2018 – 2019 international competition: Dream 2074! A Utopia for French Luxury. Open to all the members of the Cumulus Association, this international competition invites students represented by their institutions to dream up a desirable future for French luxury.
In 2014, the Comité Colbert, which gathers 81 French luxury houses and 15 cultural institutions, looked sixty years ahead and imagined an optimistic future. Their positive vision for tomorrow’s society has been put into words in collaboration with six sci-fi writers in the digital book Dreaming 2074: A Utopia Created by French Luxury.This competition being a forward thinking exercise, candidates will have to select elements from the science fiction short stories and to dream up the future of French luxury in 2074, in the desirable society depicted in the book.
2018 CUMULUS CONFERENCE
Ensaama, a member of the Cesaap (Conférence des écoles supérieures d’arts appliqués de Paris, including Boulle, Duperré, Estienne and Ensaama) hosted the 2018 CUMULUS CONFERENCE in Paris from April 11th until April 13rd in a series of conferences and round tables on the theme ‘To get there: Designing together’.
Watch live videos: Cumulus Paris 2018
And also…in the context of the Cumulus conference:
- A year in residence at the Mobilier National: Presentation of the creative production of the Cesaap’s experimental master’s degree at Les Ateliers de Paris in the exhibition ’Collection(s)’.
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- The exhibition ’Futurs en transmission’ at the Arts et Métiers Museum invited visitors to discover the work of the 4 schools’ new generation of designer-makers and master artisans.
« Together at the Centre Pompidou »
INTERNATIONAL CROSS-DISCIPLINARY WORKSHOP
In the context of the Paris 2018 Cumulus Conference hosted by the four Parisian schools of Art & Design –Boulle, Duperré, Estienne and Ensaama- an international multidisciplinary workshop was offered to students from the colleges affiliated with Cumulus.The workshop took place at the museum from April 3rd to 8th, 2018. As a response to the Centre Pompidou’s invitation, Together at the centre pompidou offered young designers the possibility to work in teams on the subject of the living museum as embodied by the Centre Pompidou. The students were invited to cast a designer’s eye on the works, the collection, the places, and the missions of the museum.This was a real opportunity for onsite cross-disciplinary work in the context of an international teaching exchange. The project was supervised by members of the teaching staff from the four Parisian schools and coordinated by Jérôme Picard from the Norwegian architecture agency 3RW. It benefited from the support and equipment of the curatorial and cultural mediation departments of the Centre Pompidou.
Product Design / Spatial Design
on the theme of the ‘THINKING UNIT” with Central Saint Martin’s, London, UK
INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE PROJECT T.H.E.A.T.E.R.
on the Theatre professions between Ensaama/France, Italy and Bulgaria.
T.H.E.A.T.E.R. – « Techniques, Handicraft Exchange Around The European Regions »
Arts & Crafts have become more and more important in the world of contemporary creation. Today, traditional and ancient savoir-faire are both called into question and used for their potential in creative research as well as the quality of their materials. Ensaama has partnered with Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte and the Pergola Theatre in Florence, Italy, together with Eyncrin, Bulgaria, so as to confront and complement the materials and practices related to the theatre professions. The aim of the project was to open up new horizons for the future of education and international contemporary creation. Carousel workshops in the field of Arts & Crafts (creation of costumes and sets) have been organised throughout Europe in all three countries. A temporary ball room and costumes were exhibited at the Ensaama for the 2018 January open house. The installation was on display until April 2018.
This is an Erasmus + programme co-funded by the European Union from October 2016 until March 2019.
FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR 2017
In October 2017, the French pavilion hosted the productions of 53 Ensaama graphic design students majoring in print and digital media.
Seventeen teams, each composed of three graphic designers, created short videos, animated films, and video clips in response to the subject proposed by the teaching staff: Opening a book means…
This carte blanche was an opportunity for the students to evoke the discovery of a new literary universe, the appropriation of a text by the reader, the sense of losing oneself involved in the act of reading, the memories associated with reading, the sudden emotions conjured by sentences, pages, images, sensations, exchanges, the pleasures, be they shared, differed, or alternative between readers, the recollections, the books forgotten, lost, retrieved, the notes in the margin…Echoing the visual identity created by graphic designer Ruedi Baur for the Frankfurt fair, the creative constraint given to the students was to respect the central axis of the screen. Thus, the shape was linked to the central fold of the book, which allows for the dialectic of a double-page spread where photos, fonts, drawings, and images, give an interpretation of the pleasure of reading.The silent 15-second video modules especially designed for the event animated the screens displayed in the French pavilion, in the heart of the bookcases. The videos were played in a loop throughout the duration of the fair in October 2017, and then prensented at the Sorbonne in June 2018.