​One and Three Books

21 Mar 2019 at 06.00 PM - 22 Apr 2019 at 07.00 PM Alumni, Current Students, Industry/Academic Partners, Prospective Students, Public

From March 21 to April 22, 2019, the Cité du design Saint-Etienne is hosting the 11th edition of the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, under the title ME/ YOU/ NOUS: Designing Common Ground.

The exhibition One and Three Books has been invited to be part of the pedagogical mega-show Stefania. One of the main pillars of the Biennale, Stefania will be held at the École Supérieure d’Art et Design of Saint-Étienne (ESADSE), and it will present more than thirty French and international schools.

The exhibition One and Three Books is the outcome of an ongoing research/pedagogical project led by Danne Ojeda at the School of Art Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Inspired by the artwork One and Three Chairs (1965) by Joseph Kosuth, it analyzes the relationship between the book as a concept, the book as a process (its making-off), and the book as an object of communication.

The 11th Biennale Internationale Design Saint Etienne is dedicated to the Chinese UNESCO Cities of Design: Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Wuhan; the Biennale celebrates the exponential growth of China within the international design scene. In this context, One and Three Books will exceptionally introduce a series of works having as a subject matter Chinese historical and cultural heritage in Singapore.

Contributors (Visual Communication, School of Art, Design and Media)

Kaysie Pillai
Liying Chan
Marianne Ang
Pei Jing Tan
Qi Wei Kong
Shi Hui Koh
Wen Hui Teo
Ying Li Toh


March 20–24 | Inaugural week– China Guest of Honour
March 20: Official opening
March 21–22: Forum UNESCO Cities of Design “Cooperation & Impact” (conference & workshop)
March 23: Opening of Banc d’Essai 2019 - prototypes of urban furniture tested on public space

March 28–29 | Material Days
Conferences and meetings about sensitive, future and unusual material (mainly in French)

April 2–7 | International Design Networks’ & Business Week
April 2: DZING DZING – Design Research in Art Schools: Our concerns (under the umbrella of Cumulus for EU Industry Days 2019)
April 3- 5: Design & Innovation Forum for business, institutions and designers
April 4- 5: Pre-Summit Meeting of Design Declaration for Signatory entities

April 9–14 | Design Research Week
April 10: Italian Design Days
April 10: Conference “Designing representative bodies”
April 11: Conference “Design and Anthropocene: Business as unusual”

April 16–21 | Chinese culture week
April 16: Lecture by François Jullien, philosopher and sinologist, introduced by Fan Zhe
April 17: Roundtable “Design Schools and China”

Related links

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