ENSCI Paris DESIS Lab (2012)

ENSCI Paris DESIS Lab // 

The course will explore scenarios of local development based on collaborative services bridging social innovations and public innovations. The suburban area of Saclay, 20 kilometres South-West from Paris has been chosen to host a high level R&D Campus with universities, research labs, high-tech companies, etc… This top-down development project expect 100 000 researchers and related infrastructures to settle down in what is now a mix of agricultural land and suburb, to live there or commute from Paris… The goals of the course are to explore current initiatives developed on the field, potentials brought by the participating actors and co-develop with them scenarios focusing sustainable way of living, quality of life, integration and collaboration within the new mix of populations. The expected outcome of the courses is to prompt the social conversation between stakeholders involved and outline promising areas of collaborative services exploring synergies between top-down enabling public infrastructures and bottom-up social initiatives…