The third session of the CREDO workshop was held from April 19 to 26, 2008. Once again thirty-one participants experienced a full week busy with work sessions, intense reflection phases and good times!
The workshop was supervised by Laurent Neyssensas and Nathalie Ciprian, course leaders at L’École de design Nantes Atlantique.

Participants from all over Europe enrolled in this year’s session: Krakow and Warsaw (Poland), Genk (Belgium), Helsinki (Finland), Zurich (Switzerland), Tallinn (Estonia), Milan (Italy) and Nantes (France).

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The theme of this session was: “The Herb Garden of the Ideal City.” The 2008 session was coordinated in collaboration with the design team from EDF (the French national electricity provider) who took part in leading the workshop by sharing their impressions and attending the project presentation.

5 teams defined 5 innovative concepts:
- “So Dark” proposed a sensory trip by enabling users to experience lack of light;
- “In Da Flow” gave concrete expression to electrical networks by lighting them up;
- “Glo” used collectively generated energy and light to boost social interaction
- “House of the Rising Sun” gathered a set of solutions to retrieve natural light;
- “Vitrail” came up with a reflection about light seen as a media conveying information and a tool for public and private spaces to interact.

An observers’ team kept track of the processes implemented by working groups with a view to evaluating the impact of the industrial partner’s intervention on the creative process. This analysis will be published in a booklet to be released in October 2008.

CREDO 2008 : The Light of the Ideal City

A short teaser (video) was also created to announce the presentation of the workshop’s outcomes on October 11, 2008 during “The Ideal City” in Fontevraud.

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