CANCELLED!! Vers un design libre

Speaker(s) : Christophe André

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Monday 8 July 2013
  • Schedule : 16h20
  • Duration : 60 minutes
  • Place : K.4.201
Theme : Free Hardware
Fils rouges : Enjeux sociétaux
Public cible : DécideursGeeksGrand publicProfessionnels


Free design is a practice developed by the Entropie Laboratory. The Laboratory aims to democratise the technique by removing the abstract nature of objects that surround us. All of the objects that we develop are the subject of documentation that is distributed for free, so that other people can access it. We take the risk of creating alternative forms of production that are based on mutual aid, collaboration and the free circulation of knowledge. We have researched the new issues facing society that underlie this practice, and we disseminate this research in the form of lectures and publications.


Christophe André is an activist designer, he lives and works at Grenoble, FR. After an engineering degree (National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France (INPG)), he chose to leave the world of industry to develop alternative modes of production at the National School of Art of Grenoble where he obtained a Higher National Diploma in Plastic Expression (DNSEP). Denouncing design methods integrating the principle of planned obsolescence which consists of producing objects deliberately with a limited lifetime to feed the consumer society, he now realizes objects with a "free design" to regain and share skills, take away the abstraction that surrounds our everyday objects so everyone become actor responsible for the world we shape.