From march 14 till 17 we were visiting the International Design Biennale Saint-Étienne, and this really was a strong impression. 5.000 people were participating at the opening ceremony, so one can imagine, that design in Saint-Étienne is quite popular. Highlights for us were the international symposium, exhibition & Pecha Kucha “EmpathiCITY, Making our City Together”, but also the different meetings with the people of the UNESCO City of Design network. Last but not least I had the honor to present my new book The Power of Design. A Journey through the 11 UNESCO Cities of Design.
Photography: T. Z.