The EGS partners with Boisbuchet

We are proud to announce our new partnership with Boisbuchet, the renowned school for design and architecture. An initiative by Alexander von Vegesack, the co-founder and former director of the Vitra Museum, Boisbuchet is the place to be when it comes to creative innovation and experimentation. Each summer participants travel to South West France to engage in workshops led by selected artists, designers and architects.

The first seminar, offered jointly with Boisbuchet, is "Veiling the Ground: A Collective Installation and Reflection," by Professor Philip Beesley. It will take place in the Domaine of Boisbuchet from July 30th to August 5th, 2017.


The Workshop

Could we imagine creating a new surface for the earth?

Using simple natural materials drawn from the riverside lands and agricultural fields of the Domaine de Boisbuchet and weaving and combining them with foreign extensions, including massed arrays of liquid-carrying vessels, together we will construct an intensely interwoven membrane that covers the land, launching immersive, hybrid new surfaces. An installation located within the grounds will be created. We hope to discover renewed qualities of fertility. Pattern-books and open geometries from the author’s own Hylozoic Series will be offered, inviting common form-languages to emerge.

Work will alternate between explorations using the fabrication workshops of the Domaine, and collective work fabricating and building together within the landscape.

This workshop offers 2 ECTS credits for successful participants.

For further details please contact our Office of Admissions: admissions@egs.edu.