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Design: between political and critical stakes. A think-tank and project-factory for affirming a view of what design is, and what it can contribute to society.

The isdaT design course has been devised with this affirmation in mind. The course gives access to fields of knowledge dealing with all contemporary societal contexts, and fosters openness towards a wide range of practices, whether these are orientated towards research or various professional activities. Through a transdisciplinary mode, social, political and economic problematics are developed, revolving around the notions of “humanity” and “fabrication”.

The contexts in which design applies are continually diversified in a society experiencing constantly accelerating heterogeneous and complex transformations. Teaching design is therefore not only limited to the traditional fields of object and space, but deals with determining concepts and questions that are currently in debate. It develops a corpus of scientific and critical ideas, methodologies and tools, which probe the conditions of existence (local / global / “glocal”) and the states of being of individuals in the world. Associated with related disciplines (art, architecture, town planning, landscape, etc.) or distant ones (biology, neurosciences, etc.), it engages in exploring established, emerging or prospective practices, which question the notion of scales, temporalities and economies, enabling experimentation on the diverse range of materialities and modes of production involved in projects.

In this sense, the isdaT develops a dialectical approach, through its association with institutions (universities, art centres, Institute of the City…), associations and craft-related organisms.

DNSEP design d'Aurélie Berthelon, juin 2017 © Franck Alix, isdaT Toulouse

DNSEP design d'Aurélie Berthelon, juin 2017 © Franck Alix

Workshop La Rue, février 2016, isdaT Toulouse

Workshop La Rue, février 2016

Fanny Bergerot, DNSEP design, juin 2016 © Franck Alix

Fanny Bergerot, DNSEP design, juin 2016 © Franck Alix

Yixuan Peng, DNSEP design, juin 2014

Semaine des workshops, février 2018, isdaT Toulouse

Semaine des workshops, février 2018

DNSEP design de Léo Fasa-Grandet, juin 2017 © Franck Alix, isdaT Toulouse

DNSEP design de Léo Fasa-Grandet, juin 2017 © Franck Alix

Semaine des workshops, février 2018, isdaT Toulouse

Semaine des workshops, février 2018

Option design, isdaT

Option design, isdaT

Fanny Joly, DNAP design, juin 2014

Antoine Gervois, DNSEP design, juin 2015 © Franck Alix

Théo Lacroix, DNSEP design, juin 2016 © Franck Alix

Théo Lacroix, DNSEP design, juin 2016 © Franck Alix