Behavioral Matter

A series of events to explore the notion of “behavior” at the intersections of art, design and the sciences

From February 23rd to April 14th, 2019 – Centre Pompidou, Paris

In the framework of the exhibition “La Fabrique du Vivant” (cycle Mutations/Créations 3)

How do we create out of inspiration from living systems? How can we compose with such systems, or with living or semi-living organisms? Such approaches, which entail reconsidering the relationships between humans, non-humans, and environments, are deployed here through the exploration of the notion of “behavior”, whether it pertains to living, artificial, or hybrid systems.

In the framework of the exhibition “La Fabrique du Vivant” (Mutations/Créations 3) at the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the research lab of École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, EnsadLab (EnsAD – Université PSL), in collaboration with several other partners, proposes a series of original activities within one single, unifying project: Behavioral Matter.

February 23rd → april 14th 2019

Matters of Behavior

A series of workshops for children

Saturdays and Sundays, 2pm-4pm

La Fabrique – Atelier des enfants – Forum 0, Centre Pompidou, Paris

To sign up:

March 15th → 17th 2019

Behavioral Matter

A public, international and multi-disciplinary research-creation workshop

11am – 7pm

Public presentation on Sunday March 17th, 4pm

Forum 0, Centre Pompidou, Paris

March 29th 2019

Behavioral Matter: To compose with the living

International symposium followed by the Dissect evening,

a multidisciplinary debate in an experimental dispositif

1:30pm – 10pm

Petite Salle – Forum, floor -1, Centre Pompidou, Paris

General coordination: Samuel Bianchini, Manuelle Freire, Emanuele Quinz and Patricia Ribault

Communication and information: Julie Sauret –


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