ENSCI – Diplorama+

To spark a dialogue between technology and aesthetics, make sophistication familiar, reveal technology in a bid to better domesticate it and to generate new practices: this is what these young ENSCI-Les Ateliers graduates express in the  8 projects presented within the Diplorama+ exhibition, supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.


In these projects, which were all produced in 2014, our young designers turned the technological systems they used into modes of expression in their own right. They also turned their minds to defining alternative production modes and installing productive dialogues between immaterial and material worlds: in summary, they worked to make design a major tool for inhabitable worlds. With the participation of Sylvain Chassériaux, Handcrafted Electronics
Maxime Loiseau, Roll to roll
Axel Morales, Piezzographie
Alexandre Poisson, Dune
Samy Rio, Tube Story
Christopher Santerre, L’objet réflexif
Pauline Taillandier, Face à face
Philippe Thibault, Figures et Variations

About ENSCI-Les Ateliers

Founded in 1982, ENSCI-Les Ateliers is jointly governed by the Ministries of Culture and Industry. The School offers advanced study, consultancy and research in all aspects of contemporary design practice. Each year 50 students are selected for integrated master study tracks of 5, 4 or 3 years, depending on previous qualifications and experience. Our degree is recognized at level 1 of the national register of professional certification. The School also offers a Textile designer master (DT), a professional master in Design and contemporary technology (CtC) and the Innovation by Design (IdB) program for non-designers. Les Ateliers is recognized for its innovative approach to design education, based on diversity of student profiles, individualized programming and project-based learning. Academic study is balanced with professional experience and the study platform allows each student to develop his / her own profile, vision and field of practice.

About the Cultural Services of the French Embassy

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States provides a platform and resources for cultural exchange between French and American artists, intellectuals, professionals, curators, students and the general public. It is dedicated to creating new models for international dialogue in the arts and education from French and American perspectives. Based in New York City, Washington D.C, and eight other cities across the US, the Cultural Services’ principal fields of action are the arts, literature, cinema, the digital sphere, French language and higher education.