ECOLAB International Symposium Digital Ecologies
November 9 – 10, 2017
Orleans Higher School of Art and Design, France
“SAVE THE DATE” for the international « Digital ecologies » symposium hosted by the ESAD/Higher School of Art and Design) Orléans! It represents the inaugural activities of the ECOLAB research unit specialised in the study and experimentation of ecological and digital issues in the field of design.
Hosted by the ESAD, Orléans Higher School of Art and Design, the international « Digital ecologies » symposium represents the inaugural activities of the ECOLAB research unit (certified by the Ministry of Culture and Communication), specialised in the study and experimentation of ecological and digital issues in the field of design.
The fundamental concern of the international « Digital ecologies » symposium is to question the terms and conditions of an « ecological » approach through contemporary design practices. It rests on the idea that ecology is inseparable from the study and protection of nature, and consequently must be understood in every sense as a relational, dynamic and complex approach which can be applied to artificial environments, in particular the digital one which has become the environment associated with our lives..
It is therefore a question of ecological plurality or spreading several levels and dimensions in the study, criticism and creation within the digital environment of our lives.
In this symposium, it is therefore not only what computing does to design but especially what design can do to and for computing, so that it can be less destructive for nature just as for the mind, for things just as for the environment, without which there is no creation possible, nor worthy and ethical existence for the human community.
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE OF THE SYMPOSIUM
ECOLAB research group
Jacqueline FEBVRE Dean of ÉSAD Orléans
Ludovic DUHEM Philosopher, Head of research – ÉSAD Orléans
Emmanuel CYRIAQUE Publisher, Visual Design Coordinator – ÉSAD Orléans
Gunther LUDWIG Art critic and exhibition curator – ÉSAD Orléans
Caroline KASSIMO-ZAHND Multimedia designer – ÉSAD Orléans
Franck CORMERAIS Philosopher Bordeaux – Montaigne III
Fabrice FLIPO Philosopher – Institut Mines- Telecom Institut Mines-Telecom
Find out more info on the dedicated website: https://ecolab-esad-orleans.wixsite.com/ecologiesdunumerique