“EmpathiCITY, Making our City Together” was curated by Laetitia Wolff and Josyane Franc to activate the UNESCO creative cities of design network, which Saint-Etienne joined in 2010. EmpathiCITY explores the general International Design Saint-Etienne biennale 2013 whose theme was “empathy or the experience of the other”. EmpathiCITY aimed to reveal the transformative power of design as a tool for social cohesion in the urban context. EmpathiCITY is an invitation to the 11 cities of design, members of the network including Buenos Aires, Berlin, Montreal, Nagoya, Kobe, Shenzhen, Seoul, Shanghai, Saint-Etienne, Graz and Beijing–to create a special project or to present results of actions developed in a collaborative framework. In partnership with non-profit organizations, community associations, municipal agencies, designers conceive interventions to improve the quality of urban life while fostering social bonds.
The exhibition EmpathiCITY also included a section dedicated to expoTENtial, as one of the main collaborative models of inspiration.
For those who missed the Urban Alchemy experiment on Saturday May 14, 2011, 8-10pm at the corner of Lafayette & Bleecker, here is the story in a few words and images.
Also indie filmmaker Maria Byck helped us keep track of the whole creative process with a sweet documentary, posted on Paper Tiger Television site, one of our project partners. Check it out hereNo comments
Tonight, Monday May 16, 6-8PM come celebrate, with lab participants, Shonquis Moreno, Tucker Viemeister, Robyne Kassen and Sarah Gluck, ExpoTENtial’s Par Corps Lab, at the Center for Architecture. It is on view until May 31st. And the Sixth Annual Fit City Conference opens the following day, May 17th, also at the Center for Architecture.No comments