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WAVE, how collective ingenuity is changing the world

  • 10.09.2014

From September 10 to October 5, discover WAVE, an inspiring exhibition and a space for interaction and sharing, showcasing Ingenuity 2.0 at the Parc de La Villette in Paris.

At a time when the entire planet is facing tremendous economic, social and environmental challenges, a multitude of initiatives from around the world prove that solutions exist for doing more with less, through collective ingenuity.

"Innovation is an important issue for BNP Paribas.  We need to constantly adapt to a context of profound and rapid change. And we also have to anticipate our customers’ fundamental needs so that we can provide them with simple, effective and useful solutions."

Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, CEO of BNP Paribas

During 4 weeks, the exhibition offers a varied events programme focused on 5 currents: co-creation, the sharing economy, the maker movement, the inclusive economy and the circular economy. These currents are illustrated by young artists, film-makers at the Paris-based Gobelins School of the Image, plus photographers and video-makers taking part in the ‘Circulation(s)’(young European photographers’) Festival, to give prominent place to the inventive, creative dimension.

WAVE 5 currents

"The post-war industrial models – big R&D budgets, corporate hierarchies, etc. – are not appropriate for the complex world in which we live today. Let’s use our human ingenuity to build an innovative and sustainable society!"

Navi Radjou, curator of the exhibition

The exhibition is showing in a highly novel pavilion designed by architect Sylvain Dubuisson with Arts en Scènes. In addition, there will be an interactive game specially designed by MIT’s SENSEable City Lab for WAVE, augmented reality and many other surprise elements along the way.

Practical informations:
WAVE exhibition at the Parc de La Villette
September 10 to October 5, 2014
From Monday to Sunday from 11.30am to 7pm, and on Friday evening until 10pm
Closed on Tuesday
The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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