Winter School 2021 – Theme & Registration
The 9th winter school organized by CRESSON is welcoming this year the « B-AIR Art Infinity Radio » project supported by the Creative Europe Culture Program (EACEA).
As since 2013, the CRESSON winter schooltakes the form of a week of research and practices in order to discuss and explore the laboratory’s methods and concepts in their capacities to give some answers to a specific topic in link with the sound environment, its study and its transformations.
This year the theme is “vulnerabilities and sounds, the experience of listening”.
In a world where the immediacy of information as well as the quickness of actions have become the rule, it seems more and more challenging to take the time. The acceleration of lifestyles and ways of thinking has become a prerequisite for success. Nevertheless, in parallel with this fast-moving world, long-term issues are being increasingly neglected, creating social, environmental and spatial « vulnerabilities ». It is precisely at the intersection of these stakes that the question of ambiances and more particularly of sounds can appear as a catch. Listening to the environment, a gesture that may seem simple and insignificant, becomes a powerful tool for considering places and words at scales and temporalities that are difficult to reach with the visual.
Sound is a medium intrinsically related to time, but also very capable of questioning scales that are often « left aside » because they appear to be too obvious, too small or on the other hand too large. Therefore, sound could be considered as a lever for considering, questioning or reframing these issues.
The Winter School will be held this year both in Grenoble (École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Grenoble) and in Volos, Greece (Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly). This event is funded by the « B-AIR Art Infinity Radio » project, one of the winning projects of the European call of the Culture Program of the European Agency for Culture, Education and Creation (EACEA). Students, teachers, researchers, decision-makers, architects, artists, urban planners, sociologists, sound recorders, young or “less young” professionals … and to anyone interested in sound are welcome to participate in and need to fill the application here :
** Due the covid-19 crisis, all the week of events will take place on line**
Theories and practices over 5 days, from
monday 18th to friday 22nd January 2021
The program of the week will articulate training times and theoretical speech to a workshop on the « material » sound whose objective will be to achieve a production over the week resonating with the topic. The workshop will thus be an opportunity to question sound as a way of entering or projecting on issues that today appear to be more and more important, but less and less in phase with the trends and mediums of our contemporary world.
The mornings will be dedicated to theoretical contributions and thematic exchanges that will present angles of approach on the theme but also tracks of reflection that can then be used during the workshop time.
The afternoons will be exclusively dedicated to the time of the workshop, which will last the whole week and will frame the production by the participants of a creative/reflective/interrogative proposal through the sound material.
As a conclusion of this week, Friday will be organized in the morning with times of exchange between the speakers and participants to open the perspectives of debate and the afternoon will be a time of « restitution » and exchange on the participants’ productions.
Working languages: English / French / Greek
Registration & fee
Registration is now open.
For that please download the ***registration form 2021***
and send it back to
before the 15th of january
Some of the theoretical contents will be accessible in streaming without registration, the participation to the workshop is on the other hand conditioned by your registration (places limited to 40).
Due to the sanitary crisis and the online nature of the week, registration is free for everyone this year.
General Chair :
Théo Marchal & Sébastien De Pertat (Grenoble)
Nicolas Rémy & Evangelia Paxinou (Volos)
Françoise Acquier, David Argoud, Pavlica Bajsic Brazzoduro, Giuseppe Gavazza, Katarina Habe, Marc Higgin, Tina Kozin, Charlotte Laffont, Théo Marchal, juL McOisans, Rajko Muršič, Panayotis Panopoulos, Dana Papachristou, Giorgos Papakonstantinou, Evangelia Paxinou, Sébastien de Pertat, Irena Pivka, Radio Cona, Radio Slovenija, RadioTeater, Saška Rakef, Nicolas Rémy, Patrick Romieu, Bojana Šaljić Podešva, Georges Samantas, Jean Paul Thibaud, Nicolas Tixier, Maïlys Toussaint, TwixTlab, Brane Zorman.
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