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The 2015 Biennial will deal with the theme of aesthetics, under the title: The meanings of beauty\ud \ud The ninth edition of the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne, which will be held from the 12th March to the 12th April 2015, questions the importance of forms and the meanings they impart to functions, to uses and the quality of life. What values are transmitted by aesthetics? To what intents and purposes? What do forms say about ways of life, about uses and practices in society? What do they murmur to us about the state of the world?\ud \ud At a time when industrial production is becoming increasingly globalized, how can we reconcile each person’s need for identity with the ever more homogeneous nature of symbols produced by design? Can this discipline liberate the desire and the identity to drive them towards alternative ambitions? How can these identities be reconciled with those of makes and brands? What is the role that design will assume in the aesthetic experience of humanity? How can we cultivate a plurality of forms and experiences?\ud \ud With international selections, the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 2015 will expose objects, services, installations and environments to its di erent groups of public (designers, enterprises, students, school children and the general public), proposing a sensory experience. The Biennial’s intention is to show that other ways and means are possible compared to the monotonous and repetitive productions of globalization: the aim of the exhibition curators and scenographers is to help its visitors discover and feel what aesthetic expression can offer.\ud \ud Dr David Swann's ABC Syringe is showcased within HYPERVITAL, an exhibition curated by Benjamin Loyauté.
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