Dishu, ephemeral calligraphy
Point de détails
Born in 1975, François Chastanet is a French architect and typographer, he founded TypoMorpho, a graphic design studio, in Bordeaux, France. He is interested in urban cultures through visual communication.
In 2007, he wrote Pixaçäo: São Paulo Signature, which is about the relationship between urban art, body and architecture. Dishu: Ground Calligraphy in China is a photographic essay retracing this calligraphy phenomenon and its evolution in the Chinese society. The Dishu is an urban art arose at the beginning of the nineties, it is water ephemeral calligraphy on the ground, which the Chineses practices in the morning in the parks as a cultural activity.
Made in Fontenay-aux-Roses. Both a freelance writer and a press agent, she writes about fashion and people behind it: designers, craftsmen and industrialists. She is a regular contributor on Maison d’Exceptions and Made in France Première Vision online magazines, among others. She is graduated from the Institut de Management et de Communication Interculturels, formerly Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction and from the Institut Français de la Mode.
Since 1803, the Villa Medici hosts French Academy in Rome, which is dependent on the French Ministry of Culture. Its main mission is to welcome artists and researchers.
Made in Town presents a reflection on the ambiguity between original artwork and serial manufacture or reproduction.
In order to promote the know-how and the characteristics of La Rochère glass factory, located in Passavant-la-Rochère in the French department of Haute-Saône, Made in Town conducted a series of six video interviews of French and European designers, who have integrated the know-how of the glass factory into their creations. Each in their own way, they mastered glass.