Skills Academy 2021: “Glass”

2020
2021
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Skills Academy 2021: “Glass”, 2020 © Tadzio / Fondation d’entreprise Hermès
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Skills Academy 2021: glass, masterclass, 2021 © Tadzio / Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
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Skills Academy 2021: glass, masterclass, 2021 © Tadzio / Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
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Skills Academy 2021: glass, masterclass, 2021 © Tadzio / Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
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Skills Academy 2021: glass, masterclass, 2021 © Tadzio / Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
Through the Skills Academy, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès continues its material-centred exploration of craft skills and potential innovations. From January to November 2021, the fifth edition of the programme will be dedicated to a transparent material at once strong and fragile: glass.

Every two years since 2014, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès has invited craftspeople, designers and engineers to take part in the Skills Academy. With a strong emphasis on collective intelligence, this programme – emblematic of the Foundation’s commitments – aims to undertake broad explorations of universal materials by bringing together prospective visions and the transmission of skills.

An adept of glass, designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance is the pedagogical director of this fifth edition of the Skills Academy. By selecting this transdisciplinary theme, the Foundation seeks to approach the arts of glassmaking in all their richness and complexity. The Academy looks to (re)discover and explore the historical, symbolic and aesthetic resonance of glass, as well as its chemical and physical properties and its economic and social dimensions.

To this end, the Foundation offers an ad hoc programme that enables participants to enrich their knowledge through monthly talks bringing together leading specialists. Academy participants will also be invited to put into practice the skills acquired through these varied encounters in a final group workshop. Across a series of seven morning sessions, artists, curators, academics, manufacturers, designers, architects and craftspeople are invited to exchange their points of view, their experiences and their technical and historical expertise around glassmaking. The first five sessions will take place online and will be open to all, via a broadcast on the Foundation’s YouTube channel. For those eager to learn more about glassmaking, a film screening and guided visits of sites in Paris that look to extend this transversal approach to the material will also be open to the public (reservation required).

At the same time, a series of masterclasses conceived specifically for the Academy participants will allow these professionals to discover sites specialising in glass production, preservation and research. The participants will also be invited to put into practice the skills acquired through these encounters in a final collective workshop led by the pedagogical director of this edition of the Skills Academy, Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance.

Disciplines
Design
France
The fifth edition of the programme will be dedicated to a transparent material at once strong and fragile.
An adept of glass, designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance has been chosen as the pedagogical director of this fifth edition of the Academy.
This programme – emblematic of the Foundation’s commitments – aims to undertake broad explorations of universal materials by bringing together prospective visions and the transmission of skills.

Informations

Events' programme

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2021
THE BASICS
Lecture online on YouTube

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2021
GLASS: ARTISANSHIP, ART AND INDUSTRY
Lecture online on YouTube

SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 2021
LIGHT AND TRANSPARENCY I
Lecture online on YouTube

SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2021
LIGHT AND TRANSPARENCY II – CLEARER AND CLEARER?
Lecture online on YouTube

SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2021
LOOK FURTHER, SEE FAR, WATCH CLOSELY
Lecture online on YouTube

SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2021
A POINT OF VIEW…
Lecture online on YouTube

SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 2021
GLASS IN TOMORROW’S WORLD
Lecture online on YouTube

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
DOCUMENTARY NIGHT
Cinema Le Studio 28 
10, rue Tholozé - 75018 Paris 
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