D’Talks – Débats

A cycle of meetings, debates and discussions, D’TALKS questions the potential of design, creativity and innovation in view of the major challenges of our contemporary societies.

An integral part of the programme, the D’TALKS cycle avoids the traditional codes of conference-debate to promote and develop new approaches to the challenges of design. In 2014, a focus on “design thinking” will be proposed. Different stakeholders from the sector, far from proposing pre-defined solutions, will compare their ideas, share their experiences and contribute to feeding into and opening the debate which is based on humans and their usages; creativity is, above all, all about ideas!

D’TALKS voluntarily eclectic themes aim to raise questions about design as a discipline but also the relevance of its intervention in other fields of activity.

The Festival inaugurates this cycle with a first major meeting on Monday 19 May at 3 pm at the Conseil Economique, Social et Environnemental, with Chantal Hamaide, Director of the publication Intramuros, and an international figure from the world of design,or an associated field of experience.

On Tuesday 20 May, a morning of dialogue between the world of crafts and design will take over the conference room at the Museum of Decorative Arts (debate supported by the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation). Interactive design is invited to the Google Cultural Institute Lab on Tuesday 20 May at 6 pm. Later, over a period of three days, starting on Thursday 22 May from 5 pm and 7 pm, informal meetings will be held at La Gaîté Lyrique on the themes of mobility, service design and social design.

These meetings will be recorded and will be broadcast on the D’DAYS website, www.ddays.net and the talks on 22, 23 and 24 May will be broadcast live on La Gaîté Lyrique’s website, www.gaite-lyrique.net

This programme is realise with the support of the Fondation Hermès