Nawal BAKOURI

Founder of Social Design platform

Nawal Bakoury

After graduating from the Ecole du Louvre, Paris, in African Arts and Arts of the Maghreb in 1999, Nawal Bakouri obtained a post-graduate diploma in Esthetics and Sciences of Art in African Contemporary Arts at Pantheon Sorbonne University Paris in 2001, and a Master's Degree in Cultural Engineering at AEMC Paris in 2004.
She is both an independent design curator and theorist, and a consultant, and coordinates the social design platform of which she is one of the founders. Her field of interest concerns social design, design and caring, and the exhibition as a social space. She has taught design history and theory at ESAM Caen-Cherbourg, and the Academie Charpentier in Paris.
She is currently preparing an international exhibition within the framework of Reciprocity-Design Liège 2018 : Handle with Care. At the Saint-Etienne Biennale in 2017, she proposed an exhibition concerning the representation of the elderly and disease : Care’s Expression. She is the author of several articles on graphic design and social design, and was the director of the Anatome Gallery, the only permanent graphic design exhibition showroom in France, for 7 years.

Session Title: Citizenship: resolving tensions

Together, we aim to debate on and look for answers to the societal issues at stake in the current state of our economically and ecologically over-saturated world.
Citizenship will serve as a guideline in our approach to educational and social practices committed to envisioning the future of design, of the city, and of the planet. We propose a collective reflection on the notion of individual responsibility for all stakeholders - designers, architects, sociologists, urban planners - in order to find solutions to create new patterns of life.
Three languages:
-Together: For education and transmission
-Together: Towards a new participative and collaborative approach
-Together: Towards social ecology as a concrete objective in offering future generations “feasible utopias” which are effective.
Three guidelines for resolving conflicts:
-To get “where”? The question of mobility.
-To get “where”? Redefining growth.
-To get “where”? Towards the creation of new systems.

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