Workshop + exhibition UIA Seoul 2017: Bio-digital as soul of the city

Towards the complex projétation the international Bio-Digital thought movement is developing on a Franco-Korean axis. It brings together academics and creatives. These specialists reconcile new methods of scientific analysis and new approaches to creation and development. They want to meet the new demands of the people and meet the new planetary constraints. This movement of thought is interested in the new methods of Constitution/re-constitution of the real proposed by the digital and the biological. How can the parameterization, the algorithm, the Écosystémie, the self-organization, fertilize and enrich the project approaches in the fields of architecture, urbanism, landscape, agriculture, governance, art, Sustainable development? That is the central question. The new approaches of projétation are to be examined. Continue reading

Towards a bio-numérique city / Claire Bailly and Jean Magerand invited to the Cité des Sciences with Thierry Paquot

As part of the cycle of conferences “Cities of the Future: New Utopias?”, the City of Science and Industry organized a conference confronting the viewpoints of Claire Bailly and Jean Magerand, with those of Thierry Diquot.

The conference was held on June 14, 2016 and was presented in these terms:

Imagine a friendly city, integrating local work, designed for pedestrians and bicycles, promoting biodiversity, mastering recycling and short circuits, hybridizing knowledge, cultures and functions, respecting the health, sensitivities and well-being of individuals. Utopia? With Claire Bailly, architect Urbanist researcher at the laboratory virtual space in architectural and urban design (EVCAU) of the School of Architecture of Paris-Val-de-Seine (ENSAPVS); Jean Magerand, architect, researcher at the Laboratoire EVCAU (ENSAPVS), Teacher of the prospective pole at theArchitecture Faculty of Mons University (Belgium); Thierry Paquot, urban philosopher.


6 Conferences to feed the workshop "resilient, climate and digital Habitat"

Meetings from Tuesday 16 to Sunday 21 February at 15h: Tuesday 16 February: “Imagining architecture as a partition” by Cédric Brandilly-plastic urban analyst. Wednesday, February 17: “What City in 2030?” George-Director of the corporate program “City and Building of Tomorrow” Direction Research and Technology ENGIE. Thursday, February 18: “Representations and dynamics of the city” by Gilles Gesquière-professor at the University Lumière Lyon 2 researcher at LIRIS at the CNRS vendredi19 February: “Digital Technologies, City and Architecture: What Stakes for Tomorrow?” by Serge Wachter-Professor at the ENSAPLV Saturday 20 February: “Living environment and digital solidarity” by Claire Bailly-landscape architect, teacher-and Jean Magerand-landscape architect teacher Sunday 21 February: “Social housing in the European Union” Soviet: Training and mutations “by LiudmilaPiskareva-PhD student Université Paris Diderot

Doctorates "prospective architectures" at the Faculty of Architecture and urbanism of Mons

Thesis Director: Jean MAGERAND These few lines are intended to specify, for future PhD students, research leads that can be deepened within that doctoral course. The latter is based on a Belgian-Korean axis linking the faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of Mons and the Faculty of Architecture of Yeungnam University in Daegu, South Korea. Continue reading

Workshop in Seoul (Seoul Citizen Hall)

IMG_5018 This workshop is a workshop of MediArchi (Media + architecture), with international students in architecture, urbanism, landscape and multi-media advanced. This workshop is held at the same time as 2 conference days involving experts, and an exhibition of ‘ 5 artists + 5 Architects ‘ around the theme “Bio-Digital”. The event is also an international cooperation between the City of Seoul and the French Embassy in Korea.

Partners Seoul Citizen Hall, Embassy of France in Korea, Seoul Citizen Office, International Urban Institute, Universcience/Cité des sciences et de l’industrie in Paris, Yeungnam University, French Institute, Université de Mons (Belgium), International Workshop for the Biodigital city, DMP Partners (Seoul)

Jury/Coordination Baek SeungMan (professor at Yeungnam University, Korea), Jean MAGERAND (Professor Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Université de Mons, Belgium), Claire BAILLY (Ecole d’architecture de Montpellier, France), Kim Hyeonggi (University of Chung-Ang, Seoul, Korea), Mun Jinho (Representative DMP), Son Sukyoung (director Deojum Art Centre)
Organizing Committee

Baek SeungMan (University Yeungnam Direction ensemble), Son Sukyoung (Deojum Art Centre, exhibition), Choe Jeongpil (Seoul Civil Administration, Production space supervisor), Kim Gihong 1 (Kyosks, Executive adviser), Kim Gihong 2 (( 3d printing), Bak Hyerin (Ewha Women’s University, ensemble design)

Teachers Kim Gihong (urban design director KyOsk, architect DPLG français), Yi Jongeun (Mindbrick Director of Design Lab, French architect DPLG), Kim Byeonggyu (Chung-Ang University, Graduate School of Advanced Imaging, Ph.D., DATA + Lab), Kim Sug-Won (Seoul National University, PhD, University College London + AA school), Lee Young-Seok (urban Index Holdings, London Cambridge Univ + AA school), Song Seon (Chung-Ang University PhD Graduate School of Advanced Imaging, DATA + laboratory), Kim Dongjo (Chung-Ang University, advanced Imaging, Ph.D., DATA + Lab), Woo JJonghyeon (Hansen GSD, Rotterdam Berlage), An Na (Ankun Design Group, Rotterdam Berlage + Univ. Of the Arts of London), Jeong Haehyeon (Chung-Ang University PhD Graduate School of Advanced Imaging, DATA + Lab) Participants-35 students from Korea-1 student from the United States-student from Canada-5 students from Europe representing 20 different universities:- 13 Korean Universities (3 from province + 10 from Seoul)-1 American University-1 Canadian University-4 European universities

Chronicle | The Attali report, or the revival of Utopias?

In a guided analysis of the Attali report, the architect and urban planner Jean Magerand assumes the role of Candide; It does not address the problems that are annoying because it is the working method and the areas of design, environment and construction, in the broad sense, that have taken its attention. A useful model? Prospective chronicle. Continue reading

Chronicle | From academicism to foresight

Why a prospective and architecture section? Because we must respond to an expectation too long dissatisfied, because we suffer from a time that is polarizes especially on the present and the short term and so little on the future, and because, more simply, we like to look at the distant future the Eyes in the eyes. Prospective chronicle of Jean Magerand and Claire Bailly. Continue reading

Chronicle | Foresight as a tool for analyzing a "modernity-true"

What quality (s) for the Branly Museum of Jean Nouvel with regard to essential values constituting the new culture in the process of establishing itself in our civilization? In the field of architecture, the world of ideas would remain blind to the transformations of the contemporary world? Prospective chronicle of Jean Magerand. Continue reading

Chronicle | What are future architects dreaming about?

When we talk about foresight, what could be more normal than to evoke the rising generation of architects. I have chosen to present five students diplômables among those who have enrolled in the "prospective group" which I animate at the School of Architecture of Paris-la-Villette. Prospective chronicle of Jean Magerand.

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Chronicle | Will high environmental quality (HQE) kill architecture?

The recent Grand Prix of Architecture, Rudy Ricciotti, has blasted the new HQE standards, insisting that architects will be bridled in their creativity. According to him, over-insulations and removals of thermal bridges will bundle the architectural hardware in their binding and unsightly coat. Prospective chronicle of Jean Magerand.

This column was first published on CyberArchi on September 20, 2007

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Chronicle | A true modernity… Why not?

Promoting a forward-looking speech requires constant attention to anything that can significantly influence the evolution of contemporary thought. In history, the future often begins with an evil-being in the present, whose symptoms are only discerned, most of the time harmful, without being able to perceive neither the causes nor the mechanisms.

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Chronicle | Prospective Chronicle

Working and expressing oneself on foresight inevitably leads to a critical look at our contemporary ways of doing and thinking. Foresight disturbs the conformism and therefore requires, to express itself fully, a medium of free expression. Also, when Christophe Leray asked us to open a forward looking section in the architect's mail we did not hesitate. Continue reading

Chronicle | To urban hyper-density?

Difficult to define precisely what will be the nature of our living environment for tomorrow because our time, like that of the late 19th century, brings together all paradoxical situations. Will the very high urban density, predictable, be compatible with human activity and the balance of the planet? Prospective chronicle of Jean Magerand. Continue reading

Chronicle | Emmanuel Natchitz: ICT City needs competent specialists

Making life easier in the city with new methods? Since September 2010, it is the goal of the new master specialized URBANTIC launched by the School of Engineering of the city of Paris (E.I.V.P.) soon joined by the Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech. A training based on an observation: new knowledge can improve the quality of life in the city. Prospective chronicle.

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Chronicle | When Utopia and operational techniques rub shoulders

A prospective debate worthy of the name is fed alternatively of theoretical, practical and utopian substances. Today we present a fragment of the manifest text accompanying the project of bio-Digital City presented in the competition ' D3 Natural System '. The objective of this international competition was to propose architectural, territorial or urban devices designed to the articulation between nature and the artificial. Continue reading