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Respire, pour un design climatique
Breathing symbolizes our absolute dependence on the environment we live in. Breathing is such a natural act that we forget it is essential to every human being. Without oxygen, we could not survive.
How do we question our breathing?
How do we acknowledge breathing as part of our productive activities?
How can these activities become vectors of change in a binding shared effort?
From sensitive experiences, and in the context of the fight against pollution, the exhibition Breathe, for a climatic design offers answers to these questions by taking breathing as a paradigm of new ways of being and doing.
More broadly, Breathe, for a climatic design intends to raise awareness of an invisible resource that we must preserve at all costs: air.
Several associated public events, a symposium, and Artem and cross-border masterclasses are organized by Ensad Nancy and Esch2022 over the course of the exhibition.
Considering the materiality of our living contexts and atmospheric phenomena in object and spatial design has opened a new field of design, climatic design, in which air becomes a material, where flow modelling replaces solid geometry.
Whether it is approached with the most recent scientific concepts, with sophisticated technological tools or through traditional know-how, the objective of climatic design remains the same: finding natural conditions that guarantee a symbiotic relationship between all living organisms and the rest of the world.
The exhibition Breathe, for a climatic design is a project by the DMLab, laboratory of environmental design at Ensad Nancy, École nationale supérieure art et design, the Ministry of Culture, organized as part of Esch2022, European Capital of Culture, and labelled as part of the "PFUE 2022 - French Presidency of the Council of the European Union".