AGI Open Paris

Monday – Thursday
18 – 22.09.2017


The programme

‘Borders’ functions as the core theme of the Paris meetings. Every day presents a specific sub theme, closely linked to the venue and to the communities of artists, scientists, authors, philosophers, theatre directors and architects that gather around these places. The attempts to push the thinking about graphic design into new domains are surely going to benefit from their views and from the discussions that will unfold. Because each venue brings different partners and specific subjects, the 6-day programme offers a broad range of opportunities for AGI members to meet with old friends and new soul mates.

Next to a general publication about the event, separate publications will be made for each day, outlining the backgrounds of the themes, places and people involved. Every booklet has its own team of editors and designers.


Monday 18 September 2017
Venue: Odéon–Théâtre de l’Europe
Graphic Design and Performing Arts (Arts du spectacle) in the main theatre hall. With the participation of the theatre’s director Stéphane Braunschweig.

Tuesday 19 September 2017
Morning and afternoon:
Venue: ENSAD (École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs)
Encounters with students in small group sessions. AGI members can exchange ideas on education and the role of graphic design with the coming generation of designers.
Meeting around the transfer of knowledge through books, magazines, infographics and other formats, including digital media. How can we understand the future role of these media? Can we find ways to mutate existing formats into new ones, by the use of technology but also through visual imagination?

Wednesday 20 September 2017
Venue: Maison de la Radio
Morning and afternoon:
In what ways can graphic designers and architects/urban planners enhance their collaborations, especially around the development of plans for complicated urban environments? How can architects benefit from graphic design expertise in visualising complex data?

Thursday 21 September 2017
Venue: Palais de Tokyo
Morning and afternoon:
As a laboratory for the meeting of contemporary art and society, Palais de Tokyo is famous for its ground-breaking exhibitions and events. Thursday’s programme will revolve around the communication between cultures. In the broadest sense it will look at the connections between design and its surroundings: politics, society and art.

Friday 22 September 2017
Venue: Palais de Tokyo
Ken Garland
interviewed by Adrian Shaughnessy

Day two

Day three

Day four

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