A travelling exhibition to highlight the human heritage in Alsace
70 students from LISAA Strasbourg have created artistic works (paintings, photographs, videos, installations…) based on the Mémoires de vies (Life Memories) collection, published by Carré Blanc. They will be the subject of a travelling exhibition in Alsace, in France and in Europe: “The Human Heritage of our Villages.”
Highlighting Human Heritage in Alsace
Students in BTS Graphic Design and BTS Spatial Design at LISAA Strasbourg have created works around the themes of heritage, memory and transmission. With the aim of highlighting the human heritage in Alsace (people, traditions, customs and even big moments in history) students based their work on accounts from 20 works in the Mémoires de vies (Life Memories) collection from the Carré Blanc publishers in Alsace. They also met people living in Alsace who shared slices of their lives or donated certain emblematic objects of their lives or those of their forbears.
A carefully-chosen selection for a big journey
A judging panel comprised of 12 people including Evelyne Heckel-Mantey, communications manager at ENA, Hervé Gaudin, communications director of the Bas-Rhin departmental council, and Olivier Pham Duy, tourism and culture manager at the Maison d’Alsace in Paris, came together on 24th June, 2014 at the ENA. They selected 20 works, which will be the subject of an exhibition that will travel from Alsace, through France and Europe.
Mémoires de vies (Life Memories) published by Carré Blanc
With more than 120 titles, the Mémores des vies (Life Memories) collection recounts collective and individual journeys, the history of lives that are ordinary, fabulous, forgotten or still being lived. In this process, Carré Blanc actively seek first hand accounts from towns and villages, inviting people to open up their family archives, photo albums and memories. For more information: www.carreblanc.fr