17 February 2016
The paper-based collection accumulated by the seventeenth century antiquarian François-Roger de Gaignières offers a huge textual and iconographic set of documents consisting of originals and a majority of copies, which tell the story of the nobility and the French monarchy, the history monuments and the history of costume.
Description of the project:
The genius of Gaignières lay in the fact that he planned for the growth of his collection by means of various processes (use of expandable containers, pages left blank etc.), used a system of multiple filing (copies of copies), organised references, used key words, indexes and set up inventories. These devices, which meant the collection was fully exploitable, in many respects augured today’s computer databases with their multi-criteria searches and cross referenced information.
Virtually reconstructing the now dispersed Gaignières collection on the basis of inventories and conserved items by following the clues offered by the classification logic applied by the seventeenth century scholar will bring to light the original scholarly structure and so bring out the wealth of historiographical information it contains.
Given the possibilities offered by information technology, the focus is on: data encryption, the internet, interoperability and the design in order to not only update the collection – without betraying its scholarly structure and its author’s project – but also to design the conditions for its digital existence and its discernible emergence.
– Archiving process and indexing rationales for document collections (inventories, references, lists, hyperlinks, etc.) leading to designing the means of access to a historical collection, finding new opportunities through the web and interoperability.
– Forms of the archive, graphical inventions, and modes of existence and display of information.
– Uses, development of a collection, and its both paper and digital future.
The project is led by two researchers from the laboratories of two heSam Université institutions: Anne Ritz-Guilbert (lecturer-researcher at l’École du Louvre) and Sophie Fétro (lecturer in design, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)
Scientific committee: Philippe Durey, Dominique Jarrassé, Anne Ritz-Guilbert (École du Louvre); Sophie Fétro, Pierre-Damien Huyghe, Alain Schnapp (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Nathan Schlanger (École des Chartes); Claudie Voisenat (EHESS); Michel Pastoureau (EPHE).
Members associated with the project: Pascal Schandel (École du Louvre); Anthony Masure (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne).
31 March 2016
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12 February 2016
2015 Edition - Building on student teams made up of students from ENSAPLV, in partnership with students from CNAM and ENSAM, the objective of this intensive workshop is to develop an innovative and buildable design for an ecological house made from wood in Hokkaido, northern Japan as part of the sixth International Lixil competition. It offers students the opportunity to design a building taking the environmental risks and changes into account, and questioning the notions of architectural features. As the winning project is built on the LIXIL campus in Japan, the innovative technical and construction aspects must be thoroughly covered.