Lola Carel

Residence from 16/10/2023 to 17/11/2023

Lola Carrel will present her research « Living Archive, Material Library… Historical Precedents»
Wednesday, November 8th, 2023 at 6:30pm
R+1. Free entrance, Upon reservation.

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The Project

Lola Carrel’s residency, as an art and design historian, aims to juxtapose the development of a living archive within the Foundation with the known historical precedents of archiving and collecting in recent design history. Through the examination of specific case studies involving designers, design agencies, and design centers that have utilized the collection of materials and technical documentation to support their practice, she strives to establish an operational system for consulting and augmenting the Living Archive resulting from the Almanach project. This research seeks to perpetuate and make readily accessible this enduring tool of collective knowledge while firmly grounding it within a historical and methodological framework.

Lola Carrel is an art and design historian who completed a master’s in museology and the history of art at the Ecole du Louvre in 2017, then a master’s in design research at ENS Paris-Saclay in 2019.
Through her research, she has touched upon subjects such as the history of design collections in France as well as photography at Ettore Sottsass. She has published articles in the Centre Pompidou editions for the exhibition catalog Ettore Sottsass, The Magical Object and in the magazine Transbordeur #5 Photography and Design. These research subjects have led her to question more widely the role that archives play in creation from a design perspective.
In parallel, she has worked on various exhibitions and cultural projects. In 2019, she was assistant curator at the French pavilion at the Design Triennale in Milan, then from 2021 to 2022 she was in charge of the installation and management of an artistic residency in Lyon.