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The way of ambiances

L'usage des ambiances

The sensory experience of situations

Une épreuve sensible des situations

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Published on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

Sensory atmospheres and ambiances are open to a wide variety of uses, whether in the arts, the urban or the social sciences. How do ambiances contribute to put ordinary situations to the test of the sensory experience? How do they open up new paths in terms of artistic work, methodological experimentation or theoretical exploration? What about a situated socio-aestheticism, mindful of the percepts and affects that pervade our living environments and seep into the contemporary sensitivities?

Announcement

Symposium organised by the ESAAA Research Unit and the CRESSON team (AAU UMR)

Argument

Sensory atmospheres and ambiances are open to a wide variety of uses, whether in the arts, the urban or the social sciences. How do ambiances contribute to put ordinary situations to the test of the sensory experience? How do they open up new paths in terms of artistic work, methodological experimentation or theoretical exploration? What about a situated socio-aestheticism, mindful of the percepts and affects that pervade our living environments and seep into the contemporary sensitivities?

Such questions will be asked during the symposium, meeting a threefold requirement: on the one hand, special attention will be paid to interactions, mutual contributions and questions between the art world and social sciences. On the other hand, it is necessary to initiate a meeting, to open a new dialogue with the English-speaking thinking on that matter, connecting and questioning the approaches of ambiances and atmospheres. Lastly, the uses of ambiances will be studied through surveys and theories, as well as actual practices and situated experiences. The days of the symposium will be organised as to switch between reflective thinking and concrete experimentations, to share experiences and to question arguments.

To some degree, the use of ambiances leads to experimenting a new symposium structure, between scientific discussion and artistic experimentation.

Programme

Communications (followed by debates)

The Way of Ambiances

  • Didier TALLAGRAND, Jean-Paul THIBAUD & Nicolas TIXIER: Opening
  • Gonçalo M. TAVARES: Places, bodies, literature [conference-reading]

Urban sensitivities

  • Nia PERIVOLAROPOULOU & Philippe SIMAY: What forms does modern sensitivity take?
Exchanges prepared and introduced by Céline BONICCO-DONATO
  • François J. BONNET & Marc BRÉVIGLIERI: What is the future of contemporary sensitivity?
Exchanges prepared and introduced by Anne BOSSÉ  

Designating vs Designing Ambiances

  • Paola VIGANÒ: What a soil can do
Exchanges prepared and introduced by Laurent DEVISME
  • Andres BOSSHARD, Pierre LAFON, Alexander ROËMER & Daniel SCHLAEPFER: Passages of the sensible
Exchanges prepared and introduced by Pascal AMPHOUX

The challenge of Atmosphere

  • Olivier LABUSSIÈRE & Derek McCORMACK: Ambiances vs Atmospheres
Exchanges prepared and introduced by Ola SÖDERSTRÖM
  • Tonino GRIFFERO & Paul SIMPSON: What do you mean by affect?
Exchanges prepared and introduced by Niels ALBERTSEN

New Perspectives on Attunement

  • Sofie KINCH & Izabela WIECZOREK: How to sensitize interior space?
Exchanges prepared and introduced by Bruno QUEYSANNE
  • Marie KOLDKJÆR HØJLUND & Friedlind RIEDEL: How about sounding atmospheres?
Exchanges prepared and introduced by Damien MASSON

Media and formats

  • Pierre-Damien HUYGHE: Secondary forms
Conversation with Jennifer BUYCK and Naïm AÏT SIDHOUM
  • Noëlle BATT, Thierry MOUILLÉ & Pauline NADRIGNY:

Ambiances of thoughtExchanges prepared and introduced by David ZERBIB

Closing

  • Performed restitution of the “Design & Place” workshop
  • Resituated dialogue between artists and researchers

Other types of intervention

Morning Whoosh

  • PhD students introduce every morning by a testimony of their experience on the field, or about their research.
Gwendoline L’HER, Vanessa STASSI, Maïlys TOUSSAINT, Sarah VAN HOLLEBEKE

Sensory Moments

  • Young artists talk about a place, a situation, an ambiance. Diane AUBRUN, Léo BAUDY, Dorian DEGOUTTE, Jérémy LANCHON, Quentin LAZZARESCHI, Hedi MESTIRI, Marion RAIMBAULT, Linda SANCHEZ, Florence SCHMITT, Joana TEULE

Small performative forms

  • Short presentation of a research work and artistic production. Naïm AÏT SIDHOUM, Jean-Marc CHAPOULIE, Julien CLAUSS, Alexandre COSTANZO, Giuseppe GAVAZZA, Stephen LOYE, as well as a tribute to Jean-Yves PETITEAU

"Design & Place" Workshop

  • Students in the Design & Place Master’s degree question the CCIC, its locations, its ambiances and its debates. Jérémie NICOLAS, Adeline OFFRET, Margaux PINTO, Sonia REYNOSA ALVARADO, Anita SANCHEZ, Lana STEILER, Xu YAN, Xiyuan ZHANG

Chairs

  • Didier Tallagrand, ESAAA
  • Nicolas Tixier, ENSAG, CRESSON (UMR 1563 AAU), ESAAA
  • Jean-Paul Thibaud, CRESSON (UMR 1563 AAU)

With the support of

  • Experimental School of Arts Annecy Alps
  • Graduate School of Architecture of Grenoble
  • Ambiances Architectures Urbanités Laboratory (1563 UMR CNRS)
  • Department of Artistic Creation
  • General Directorate of Heritage/ BRAUP
  • International Ambiances Network

Places

  • Centre Culturel International de Cerisy
    Cerisy-la-Salle, France (50)

Date(s)

  • Tuesday, September 04, 2018
  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018
  • Wednesday, September 05, 2018
  • Thursday, September 06, 2018
  • Friday, September 07, 2018
  • Saturday, September 08, 2018
  • Sunday, September 09, 2018
  • Monday, September 10, 2018

Keywords

  • ambiance, design, espace, pratique scientifique, pratique artistique

Contact(s)

  • Nicolas Tixier
    courriel : Nicolas [dot] Tixier [at] grenoble [dot] archi [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Nicolas Tixier
    courriel : Nicolas [dot] Tixier [at] grenoble [dot] archi [dot] fr

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« The way of ambiances », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, https://calenda.org/444737

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