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Saint-Étienne and Kobe, or the “Hybridisation of cultures”

Saint-Étienne and Kobe, or the “Hybridisation of cultures”

Mon, 07/18/2016 to Wed, 07/20/2016

From 18 to 20 of July, Saint-Étienne will invite the designer Kanako Yamauchi from Kobe to carry-out a design workshop called the “Hybridisation of cultures” for children from 8 to 11 years old at the Espace Boris Vian of Saint-Étienne in cooperation with Kaksi Design.

As part of the Network, the Cité du design of Saint-Étienne and the Centre of design and creativity of Kobe (KIITO) have launched a cooperation programme in 2015 and 2016. In February 2015, Kobe invited the studio Kaksi Design – Élodie Vichos and Guillaume Granjon from Saint-Étienne for a workshop on the theme of the hybridisation of cultures with young visitors of KIITO.

In turn, Saint-Étienne invites Kanako Yamauchi whose workshop will last three days and showcase three specificities of Japanese culture: the construction of a tatami mat, calligraphy and the ceremony of tea. This three-day workshop aimed to share some Japanese culture assets to a young audience.

Through this initiative, the Cité du design fosters the mobility of designers within the Network at the international level, offering them the opportunity to exchange know-how, and live an immersive experience of the hybridisation of cultures. 

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