The Écoscéno Method and Upcycling in Daily Life
An essential player in the theatre sector, the circular economy-based organization Écoscéno provides solutions that mitigate the environmental impact of cultural production. Eco-design specialists Jasmine Catudal and Marianne Lavoie offer an introduction to upcycling that’s relevant to everyone, with topics including resilient design and decolonizing the gaze.
Festival attendees are invited to bring an obsolete or unusable object as fuel for the discussion.
This activity is part of the Decolonial Ecology Day
In association with Écoscéno
About the specialists
Since 2004, Jasmine Catudal has worked as a set designer for theatre, dance, opera, and circus arts.
She co-founded the OFFTA performing arts festival and LA SERRE – arts vivants, an incubator for emerging artists. She was co-artistic director of Usine C and artistic director of Théâtre de la Ville de Longueuil. Catudal also serves as a curator for various national and international events, and she is the co-founder and training director of the organization Écoscéno, with which she works to promote eco-design in the arts sector.
Marianne Lavoie studied set design at Concordia University and the Universidad del Salvador à Buenos Aires (2019).
A passionate advocate of eco-design since 2018, she joined Écoscéno in January 2020. She provides eco-design support for theatre and museum productions, as well as handling 3-D modelling for the organization’s reuse division and leading workshops. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in environmental design at UQAM with a focus on regenerative design.