, Atelier Luma

Conference "Living with rising water"

Climate and the geographical environment are the most basic elements in terms of how people live and basic to the issue of hospitality. In the wake of a rising global interest for resilient cities and water management issues related to human habitat, and building on «Jean Prouvé, Architect for Better Days» Atelier Luma has investigated this global concern on a superlocal level.

—  International Masterclass

In March 2018, Atelier Luma initiated and conducted a 6-days masterclass on floodproof and demountable architecture and self construction. Under the supervision of Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi with Italian designer Paolo Cascone, 40 architecture and art students from various countries worked at Parc des Ateliers and on-site in the region on design solutions to inhabit flood-prone areas and adaptability to flood risks. The Masterclass outcomes are presented in this exhibition for the Luma days.

—  Public conference - 14th of May / 5.00 p.m - 7.00 p.m

Following the masterclass exploration Atelier Luma is bringing international water specialists and architects of innovative constructions together with local experts in a public conference during Luma days. Camargue delta is deeply concerned with water issues. Too much water and not enough! Before we all run to the Alpilles let’s imagine potential design solutions.


Participating schools

ENSA École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture, Montpellier / France
ENSA École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture, Marseille / France
MEF University Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture, Istanbul  / Turkey
Academy of Fine Arts, Vienne / Austria
African Fabbers School, Douala / Cameroon

Masterclass tutors

Kunlé Adeyemi, NLÉ architecture
Berend Strijland, NLÉ architecture
Paolo Cascone, CoDesign Lab

Involved experts Association des quartiers Olga et Carteau - Najette Behlmedi (Muséon Arlaten) - Didier Bertrand - Serge Binotto - Frédéric Bon - Sophie Deruaz (CAUE13) - Thierry Durousseau (CAUE13) - Jean-Paul Gay (ville de Port-Saint-Louis du Rhône) - Jean Jalbert (Tour du Valat) - Aline Martin (Ville d’Arles) - Alain Montagnier (ACCM) - Laurence Nicolas - Dominique Noël (Ilotopie) -Silvain Ohl - OOZE architects (Eva Pfannes&Sylvain Hartenberg) - Madhia Rouah - Estelle Rouquette (PNRC) - Aurélie Samson (Muséon Arlaten) - Bruno Schnebelin (Ilotopie) - Ghislaine Vallée (Muséon Arlaten) - Ghislaine Verrhiest-Leblanc (DREAL) - Julie Walker (PNRC) - Lucas Wegwerth – Elke Krasny (Academy of Fine Arts Vienne) – Sevince Bayrak & Oral Göktas (MEF University Istanbul), Kristell Filotico (ENSA Marseille), Marion Moustey (ENSA Montpellier)