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Skills Academy: Morning session 4

Materials and Techniques 2 – Thinking about tomorrow: New developments in wood and wood-working techniques

Saturday 5 April 2014, 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
Ecole du Louvre, auditorium
Place du Carrousel, Paris 1er
Open to the public (by prior booking only): 

Fondation d'Entreprise Hermès - Skills Academy: Morning session 4

Following on from Materials and Techniques (1, exploring the current state of technical advances in the world of wood, Materials and Techniques (2) looks at the latest innovations in wood-related R&D. New experimental studies (often still at the theoretical stage) herald profound change in the working and applications of wood. The Skills Academy’s fourth morning session surveys the wood-working techniques of tomorrow. 


9.30 a.m.
Wood: R&D and innovation
Round-table discussion moderated by Patrick Jouin, Guest designer and Skills Academy programme director.
Andreas Kleinschmit von Lengefeld, Innovation and Research director – FCBA (Institut Technologique Forêt Cellulose Bois – Construction Ameublement)
Yves Weinand, architect, engineer, director of IBOIS Institut du bois – EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne).
Nicolas Henchoz, director of EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne) & ECAL (École Cantonale d’Art, Lausanne) LAB.

2014 sees the launch of the Skills Academy – a biennial programme from the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, aimed at artisans, designers and engineers seeking to re-examine their professional practice and the transmission of core skills in the context of new developments and change in their field. The theme of the inaugural Skills Academy is ‘Xylomania! Exploring wood-working skills and expertise.’Throughout the Academy’s first semester, morning sessions open to the public examine a broad spectrum of topics in the world of wood and wood-working. 

> Forward to Morning session 5: Exploring constraints

> Back to Morning session 3: Materials and Techniques (1)

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Under the supervision of Patrick Jouin, Guest designer and Skills Academy educational director.