“The Inverted Fortress: An Open Embassy” displayed among other curated objects in ‘Les Tables Des Negociations’ (The Table of Negotiation) as part of the Design Biennal at Cite Du Design, St Ettienne, France.
Generally considered as the art of agreeing with others, negotiation also means reconciling conflicting interests. It creates tension between the desire for cooperation and power relationships, thus demonstrating the complex mechanisms that determine any collective decision-making process and expression. A universal practice, negotiation is often publicised in our societies in the form of the table, a canonical object and icon whose very shape is supposed to make exchanges and discussions efficient, and which is illustrated by the history of the major political, commercial and union negotiations, etc.
Curator: CyDRe – Cycle Design et Recherche de l’ESADSE.
Scenography: CyDRe – Cycle Design et Recherche de l’ESADSE
Photos provided for by MAS Matthieu and organisers.