Creative Approaches to Public Space – CAPS – is a new graduate school developed by Rennes 2 University, in partnership with the Ecole européenne d’art de Bretagne - EESAB - European Academy of Art in Brittany and the Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Bretagne - ENSAB - Brittany National College of Architecture and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique - CNRS - National centre for scientific research. CAPS is supported by the French National Research Agency, the Brittany Regional Council, Rennes Metropole and Ville de Rennes.
CAPS focuses on innovative, creative ways of experimenting in academic research, teaching and action, all within public space. Our aim is to combine creative imagination, critical thinking, and interdisciplinary collaboration. With several local and international partnerships, CAPS seeks to create new encounters with publics from within the university environment, and outside of it. Our goal is to play an active role in society, with creativity at the centre of our actions.
CAPS thinks about public space with practice-based research in mind, and also as a way of working with civil society to create things (objects, art works, performances), whilst engaging with different publics and experts. CAPS thrives on interdisciplinarity, and involves collaboration between several university departments – such as Geography and Urban Planning, Arts, Information Communication, Sociology and Languages – as well as close cooperation with Rennes’ top art and architecture institutions.
The Graduate School format is new to France, and will provide Masters and Doctorate level training for students coming from all pathways, sharing a common interest in public space.
We are currently busy creating an open-style MA programme, due to open in September 2022, with the unique possibility of sharing modules with international partners: making it collaborative, international and interdisciplinary.
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with varied and complementary fields of action :
EESAB Head of research and international affairs
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Administrative and financial manager
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Head of communication and local partner relations
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