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Design as a tool for transition

Atelier Luma is a think tank, a production workshop and a learning network of the Luma Foundation.

Event, Research Seminar

Salle du LIEPP, 254 Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris


Atelier Luma is a laboratory that charts the Mediterranean community of Arles, in the Camargue wetlands region, as a work site for design and production, and as a resource for creative ideas and collective intelligence. Jan Boelen, Artistic Director of Atelier Luma, will present how the initiative tests out new ways of making, thinking, and designing, and claims new roles and responsibilities for design in the 21st century.

Jan Boelen’s bio

Jan Boelen is Artistic Director of Atelier Luma.

In 2001 he founded Z33 House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Belgium, and headed the Master department of Social Design at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Boelen currently acts as rector of the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) in Germany and was curator of the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial in Turkey in 2018. He serves on various boards and committees including the advisory board of the V&A Museum of Design Dundee in the UK and Creative Industries Fund in the Netherlands.