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Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne: 6 April–31 July 2022

The Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, organized by the Cité du design and the Saint-Etienne Higher School of Art and Design, is a major event that has enabled Saint-Etienne to successfully enter the international design agenda since 1998.

The theme of the 12th Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne is “Bifurcations”. The lockdown experience, lived simultaneously all over the world, is overwhelming. As a result of this event, thinking about the bifurcations becomes an issue that mobilizes the entire profession of designers and its allies to open a cultural debate that cannot be ignored at the heart of our techno-industrial society.

What does design already do? What more can it do? What else can it do?

This 12th Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne encourages those involved in design to set off on an adventure, to take a step aside to explore new paths, here and now, and to experiment with other possibilities, collective, sober, adapted to each context: in a word, this Biennial is an invitation to take a fork in the road.

The Cité du design and the Saint-Etienne Higher School of Art and Design have designed the biennial event for all audiences, design initiates and non-initiates alike, envisaging situations of individual bifurcation, collective experimentation, creative, agile, and innovative acts.

A detailed programme will be shared in due time.

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