Design Commons serves everything everyone needs, whether natural entities (e.g. a river and its ecosystems, etc.) patrimonial bodies, immaterial or material; or even software and digital information. By focusing on usage and the conditions of this use, it offers forms of cohabitation, governance and circulation of objects and spaces as well as transition strategies and tactics.

The specialisation Space / Ecology / Design enables to design a public or private space, inside (scenography, interior architecture) or outside (rural, urban, rurban). Leaning on research in a design commons, the course deals with an idea of space and objects through the notions of cohabitation, reallocation and regeneration. It helps students acquire methods which aim at a balance between technical means and their environmental effects, from conception to production. It is earmarked for artists, designers and architects, and is particularly directed at those concerned about questions on territories, the environment and the ecological transition.

Outline in Space-Ecology design 

  • Balance in conception (contemplating technical means according to their environmental effects) 
  • Awareness of scales (place, territory, environment)
  • Design of transition (cohabitation, reallocation, regeneration)

This specialization is supported by the research programme “Liga – Cohabiting the river”.

The degree works of Lise Cognard (2018), Fanny Ehl (2018), Alexandre Esteves (2019), Emmanuelle Farges (2019), Adrien Jacquemet (2019), Léo Morales (2017), Violaine Toth (2017), Hugo Vidil (2019)

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Annual registration fees
720 €

Coordinator: Gunther Ludwig (Art historian)
Research programme director: Gunther Ludwig
Course teachers: Marie Compagnon (Designer), Emanuele Quinz (Doctor of Aesthetics), Eric Verrier (Scenic Designer) + guest lecturers

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