Azimuts

Azimuts is a design research journal founded in 1991 by the student-researchers of the post-graduate program of the École supérieure d'art et design de Saint-Étienne. A unique publication in the design editorial landscape, the journal is a place for reflection, exchange, and criticism on the issues of contemporary design and art, as well as a field for experimentation and graphic and typographic research.
Azimuts magazine gathers the points of view of personalities from the world of design, culture and research in general. The issues are organized around thematic dossiers on design and, more generally, on material culture or its criticism. The "Varia" section welcomes contributions that are not part of the dossier, and the "Anthology" section allows readers to discover or rediscover texts and documents that are difficult to access (out of print or never translated into French). The "Reviews" section is a space for free criticism of current research and publications on design in the field.
 
2024
bilingual edition (English / French)
forthcoming
Azimuts - Se permettre l\'écriture chez les designer·euse·s, artistes, chercheur·euse·s
2023
bilingual edition (English / French)
The 56th issue of the design research journal, devoted to the question of writing in design practices.
Azimuts - Bale-bale
2023
bilingual edition (English / French)
The central theme of the 55th issue of the design research journal are the objects created by and for the organization and mobilization of communities.
Azimuts - Learning from Saint-Étienne
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Azimuts #54 reports on a selection of design research surveys that were carried out in Saint-Étienne between 2015 and 2022 by various researchers and collectives in collaboration with artists and academics in relation to this territory, their terrain.
Azimuts - Collecte
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
currently out of stock
Issue celebrating the 30th anniversary of the design research journal, offering a selection of essential articles and free iconographic navigation in the Azimuts corpus.
Azimuts - Continu
2021
texts in English and French
Azimuts #52 invites researchers to talk about their work and thinking, within and outside of their usual frameworks and fields of investigation, documenting a sensitive and critical perception of a reality on hold due to the pandemic.
Azimuts - Formation
2020
texts in English and French
Edited collectively by the students of the 2019 graduating and incoming classes of the Design Research Cycle at ESAD Saint-Étienne, issue 51 of the magazine Azimuts looks at pedagogy in higher education in design through testimonies and feedback from past and present experiences that challenge the traditional modalities and frameworks of school and university.
Azimuts - Negotiating Futures
2019
texts in English and French
In conjunction with the exhibition "La table des négociations" [The negotiation table] proposed by the ESAD Saint-Étienne Design Research Cycle as part of the 11th International Design Biennial, Azimuts #50 devotes its thematic dossier to the negotiation of futures.
Azimuts - Le type – Règne, crise & critique
2018
texts in English and French
What roles and functions does type play in design? How does it relate to the meanings of type inherited from other knowledge disciplines?
Azimuts - Travail
2017
texts in English and French
The second volume of the design research journal devoted to work and its mutations.
Pierre-Damien Huyghe - Azimuts - Du travail
2017
texts in English and French
The first volume of the design research journal devoted to work and its mutations presents a collection of texts by the philosopher Pierre-Damien Huyghe.
Azimuts - Varia
2016
texts in English and French
Interviews with the artist Alain Bublex and the architect-designer-researcher Joseph Grima, a text by the designer and typographer François Chastanet on the graffiti of Los Angeles gangs...
Azimuts - WTDCTATSTW (When Design Cherishes the Ambition to Save the World)
2016
texts in English and French
The ambition of design and its limits
Azimuts - TEOTWAWKI (The End of The World as We Know It)
2016
texts in English and French
An issue all about the end (with a sociological investigation by Bertrand Vidal into survivalism).
Azimuts - Animal
2013
texts in English and French
The 39th issue of the design research journal is dedicated to the animal.
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