…to ESIEE this week.
The idea that engineering students can learn something by mapping technical and scientific controversies has been around as long as the trees that lead to ESIEE.
It comes from maestro Bruno Latour, who started it at the Paris Ecole des Mines in the 90s. We replicated the idea in 1999. Usually it’s a sort of Christmas present to ESIEE but this year it was more midsummery.
So, you wander into ESIEE in the morning and it’s empty.
Then you see posters on the bare, concrete walls
and more on the glass walls
and still more just before you get to the coffee bar
At 10am the evaluating start. Students gather round their posters.
and explain their controversy to the wandering teams of profs
Who, after 4 hours of standing around, are sometimes whacked out
Bruno stopped doing posters about ten years ago and went 100% digital. But the amazing ESIEE Paris architecture begs for covering the walls with something, so our students do both posters and websites. Here’s a selection of some of the posters this year’s engineering students produced:
This was my favourite
The chalkboard poster was great too!
Immortality definitely caught my attention!
As did another « How good is milk for you? » one
Here, a proud transhumanism team in front of their poster
And a few close ups of actor maps (required element)…
and timelines (another required element)
All those control freaks who LOVE to show off how clever they are and how good their spelling is really go to town (to the fury of the poster authors):
And the critics flex their brain cells too…
You’ve got another 48 hours to come and see for yourself!