Farmer designers, agriculture on the move

from 14 July 2021 to 17 January 2022

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Real Facts

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At the invitation of the Musée des Arts décoratifs et du Design de Bordeaux (madd-bordeaux), second year Bachelor of Industrial Design students from ECAL/Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne, accompanied by designers Erwan Bouroullec and Adrien Rovero, have given form to their observations and questions about the current agricultural landscape. Real Facts is a set of neophyte points of view on current agriculture, through the prism of design.

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“At the beginning of our discussions with Constance Rubini (director of the madd-bordeaux), we underlined the fact that we are not specialists. Nevertheless, what is interesting about agriculture, is that everyone has a picture of it, and in a way, every person as a citizen has a certain point of view about the manner the productive nature should be carried out. But after all, most of the time, our understanding of what is really happening in a farm is non-existent or fragmented. And this in every way: what are the tools, the scales, the temporality, who, when, where? For what price, what destination…?” explains Erwan Bouroullec, designer.

Behind Real Facts, the intention was to highlight a certain number of “facts”, testimonies or examples that allow visitors to wonder about the reality of today’s agriculture, whether it is appealing or repellent: 1 out of 3 farmers is a woman, out of some five hundred varieties of tomatoes, the most consumed, and thus the most cultivated, is the “round” one; agriculture is the second world market of service robotics; in France, one out of four fruits consumed is a tropical fruit; a mushroom doubles in size every 24hrs.

An installation set up with the valuable support of the Association vaudoise de promotion des métiers de la terre Prométerre, and as part of the Summer University programme of the Direction générale de l’enseignement supérieur (DGES) – Canton de Vaud.

#1 Industrious - Dario Aguet and Fanny Bichet 

#2 Selection - Yann Cistac and Masen Al-Saguir

#3 Labelling - Louis Bosnjak, Paul Carluy and Camila Hidalgo

#4 Contrast - Marine Bouvard and Lucie Herter

#5 Holidays - Frederik Buchmann and Emma Casella 

#6 Robotisation - Alexandre Desarzens and Sophie van der Bij

#7 Cycling - Léon Felix and Guillaume Gindrat

#8 Logistic - Gabriel Hafner and Alex Nguyen

#9 Iteration - Nima Kaufmann and Kim Lissy

#10 Balance - Anaïs Lehmann and Anaïs Rochat

#11 Conversation - Timothée Lehmann and Alexandre Margueron

#12 Women - Lirjeta Maxhuni and Théodore Simon

#13 Heritage - Stéphane Mischler and Constance Thiessoz

#14 Tree - Jilian Reichlin and Laure Wasser

Real Facts Booklet