atelier LUMA: Collaborative production workshop

By creating a physical base at Parc des Ateliers, atelier LUMA wants to embody its basic principle: being accessible to all. This open environment becomes a laboratory where the know-how of a bio-region informs collaborative practices and the development of new projects.

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Can a modular workspace become a manifesto for a new design approach?

atelier LUMA workshop in construction, May 2017. © Floriane Brunel

The atelier LUMA headquarters allow participants to experience and explore Arles and the Camargue in a different way. While the machinery and materials present have a particular, specific relationship to the region, the knowledge generated and shared in the workspace creates mutually beneficial relationships between research, experimentation, production, and manufacturing.

Work developed here is collaborative and open-ended, conducted by a global network of practitioners and strongly rooted in the local context. The space is designed to facilitate the involvement of the public as well as collaboration among the makers. It is an educational and productive space, where makers can experience themselves as a group. 

The workshop space is structured and defined by modular elements: shelves, tables and displays based on the universal modular grid of OpenStructures. These elements form a flexible and architectural system, a toolbox by which to create and define different working environments. Able to shift and restructure, the system can adapt to different needs.

Project team

  • Jan Boelen

    Artistic director, atelier LUMA

    Arles, France

  • Henriëtte Waal

    Associate artistic director, atelier LUMA

    Arles, France

  • Evelien Bracke

    Project manager, atelier LUMA

    Antwerp, Belgium

  • Eva Pfannes

    Architect, OOZE architects

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  • Sylvain Hartenberg

    Architect, OOZE architects

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  • Kate Unsworth

    Assistant, OOZE architects

    Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  • Lukas Wegwerth

    Designer

    Berlin, Germany

  • Axel Müller

    Designer

    Berlin, Germany

  • Sebastian Edlinger

    Designer

    Berlin, Germany

  • Jesse Howard

    Designer

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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