Challenging the City Scale
27 February 2017

Human Cities _Challenging the City Scale/ Saint-Etienne 2017

Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne

9th March – 9th April 2017

Dear partners, guests and Human Cities friends,

Saint-Etienne is in full preparation of the Biennial, which will take place from 9th March to 9th April. Human Cities will be a great part of it, but also international networks meetings, great exhibitions, labs and workshops, business meetings, special operation with vacant shops .. a huge and engaging programme !  

After the launch of the project and a first workshop in 2015, Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale comes back in Saint-Etienne for the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2017, to share with the audience the experiences and findings of this European Project.  

Find here the press release in French and English.

Human Cities Program
Monday 13th March 2017

9.00-16.00 Workshop
Workshop Human Cities 
an urban walk visiting, meeting and testing the activities of Saint-Etienne Human Cities experimentations

Open to: Human Cities partners, Living Labs members, Design for All members, BEDA members, and local communities

17.00-19.30 Conference
Conference Human Cities at Cité du design auditorium

Open to: general audience, international partners, local authorities representatives

Keynote speakers:
Maurizo Carta, Urbanist and Architect, President of the Polytechnic School of the Università degli Studi di Palermo

Anya Sirota, Designer, co-founder of Akoaki design studio, Detroit, Assistant Professor at University of Michigan

HC European Partners: Pecha Kucha presentation about their experiment labs

Saint-Etienne Human Citizens: Pecha Kucha presentation about their experiment labs



Tuesday 14th March 2017

18.30-20:00 Opening Exhibition

Official opening of the exhibition Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale /Saint-Etienne 2017  
(rue de la République)

Open to: general audience, international partners, local authorities representatives

Cité du Design is very happy to invite you to the Official opening of Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2017 on 8th March 2017 at 18.00.

Please note that you have to register for the event, confirming your coming at before the 28th February at 

Call for abstracts

Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (UIRS) calls for abstracts and joint event of EU Human Cities partnership and AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures in May 2017 in Ljubljana.

“Skupaj na ploščad!” initiative from Ljubljana /  Photo: Blaž Jamšek, 2016

A three-day Ljubljana event is structured in three interrelated activities: a seminar, a workshop and a field-trip. The main purpose is to address the questions of revealing the values and expressions of more and more diversified urban communities as an important step-stone to a more inclusive provision of local public spaces.

Deadline for abstract submission is Monday 6 March 2017. Submit it to Read here all about it.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This Newsletter reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.