From November 23 to November 27 our students of the 3rd year International Class have worked on thematic workshops related to their program. Focusing on research and experimentation, they spent the week working under the guidance of professional designers.
The topic of the Industrial Products thematic workshop was to re-imagine a simple object through the prism of biomimicry. Inspired by the forms, materials, processes and functions of living things, the students had to imagine how to apply these properties to everyday objects. Our students worked under the guidance of Guillaume Salmon.
Supervised by Maxime Zoffoli, designer specialized in data visualization, our Digital Media Design students had draw their portrait of containment. To do so, they had to measure and quantify the changes brought about by the containment to their social life, screen time, eating habits and daily life. With all the data collected, they thus had to produce their portrait altered by its changes.
The Retail & Interior Design workshop supervised by Raphaël Aubrun, scenographer, led our students to imagine an educational space on the water. In the form of a floating hut that can be installed on a defined body of water, this pedagogical space aims to raise awareness about climate change and its consequences on the eco-system.
Our students enrolled in the Brand Design program had to reinvent a material graphic language without digital assistance. Students worked on cutting out a pattern from an ink pad to create imagery, a new typeface or logos, under the guidance of Michel Lepage. The backdrop of this project being how to imagine new graphic identities without digital assistance.
These workshops were held face-to-face in compliance with health regulations and represented a real challenge for our students. They were able to experiment and benefit from the expertise of their supervisors at the school, as well as the equipment and team of the model-making workshop.