In a world where everyone is in contact with everyone else, having something truly collective often emerges as difficult. In this context of globalisation and migrations, the issue of identity is more and more prevalent. An identity in its original sense means: what is identical to us, keeps us together. Beyond differences, what makes us identical? To explore this question, Ideal Lab’ invited artists, designers and the inhabitants of two harbour micropolises: Saint-Nazaire in France and Florø in Norway. After having exchanged and found recurring issues, the Agents have imagined objects and art pieces generating identity. An identity based on what brings people together, local techniques and aesthetics.Three scenarios structure the exhibition: share, adapt and belong.

Curated by
Ideal Lab / Ralston & Bau

Twelve works of art and design

Design: Ralston & Bau
Size: 100-250 m2

French tour

Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Saint-Etienne
12 March – 12 April 2015

Le Garage,
40 rue des Halles in Saint-Nazaire
16 Octobre – 8 Novembre 2015
Click here fo the press release here in french and english.

Les Docks – Le Cité de la Mode et du Design
34, quai d’Austerlitz, Paris 13e
20 Novembre 2015 – 4 January 2016

Norwegian tour

Samfunnshus, Florø
Public opening: 14 January 2016 at 19.00
Public seminar: 15 January 2016 from 09.00 to 15.00
Open to the public: from 14-24 January 2016

Kraft, Bergen
Vågsalmenningen 12
Opening 5 February at 18h
Open to the public: from the 5 February – 13 Mars 2016




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