The objective of this winter school is to propose, over a week, a program both theoretical & practical on listening, research and design of the sound environment. In 2019, CRESSON, research team of “Ambiances, Architectures, Urbanities” laboratory, will celebrate its fourty years of existence. This is the opportunity, to return to the elements that founded this team and which, today, continue to feed researches on sonic ambiances.

“Hark! Cresson is 40” or “pay attention, listen carefully, Cresson is 40” is the tonality we want to give this year for the winter school program. We will return to the founding notions of the team and show how they

have helped researchers to update ways of thinking, designing and building the living environment.

The winter school program alternates a series of conference-meetings with field work. This allows the participants to consolidate their theoretical knowledge by improving their own field practice: The methodological apparatus of the CRESSON will then be mobilized by the participants (work in small groups) with the objective to produce and show of a final production at the end of the week.

(see the program and the productions of the previous years online here).

The site of Villeneuve, where the National School of Architecture of Grenoble and the CRESSON are located, will be the field of experimentation of the participants. This district is an undeniable memory of the team and its early works. Since the last years, it has been the subject of a major urban renewal project that modifies and will also modify its soundscape. It is a perfect field work to combine memory and prospective.

Place: ENSAG / Grenoble
Date: 28/01-01/02 2019
Languages: English/French

Anyone interested by environment issues.
The CRESSON’s winter school is open to academics, professionals, artists and students…

General chair: Théa Manola, Théo Marchal, Nicolas Rémy