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In january 2015, we have been running a workshop with Master’s students (Mastère Design Global, Recherche & Innovation) at École de Condé, in Paris. This workshop aims at :

  1. confronting educators and students with a method based on disputing the project and its context
  2. sharing conceptual and methodological inputs emerging from our current « Misbehaving » research
  3. exploring the possibility of sharing if not teaching project methodologies based on a misbehaving attitude
  4. turning a design education context as a possible design research field

We propose students to misbehave within their current « regular » global project (the global projects are adressed by interdisciplinary teams of students in MDGRI, students are selected from the 4 major fields of design : product, space, fashion, visual communication). The tools we offer them to use are related to our current research practices : setting a conceptual frame (Tiphaine Kazi-Tani & Charles Guilemette), setting a « uncanny » narrative frame (Max Mollon), pointing out what can be « de-conditionned » (Juste Peciulyte & Frédéric Valentin) and shaping reflexive and critical artifacts (Emeline Brûlé).

Once a week during five weeks, our workshop tries to be an opportunity to adress and dispute the design project as a « dispositif » but also to explore ways of renewing and rethinking the practitioner’s attitude towards and within the project.

Link to the fanzine reviewing our workshop.