On institutional permaculture
FOR A LIVING AND PRODUCTIVE SITE OF CONTEMPORARY CREATION
By Guillaume Désanges
Like permaculture in the agricultural field, institutional permaculture is a philosophy which will take on concrete form progressively, with a period of observation and a method and a rhythm adapted to specific situations and desires. Instead of acting brutally on an ecosystem in order to modify it from overnight, or blindly imposing a new model onto a prior reality, it audaciously and inventively draw inspiration from the existing situation in order to orient it towards new objectives.
If the ecological transition is to be more than a partial or cosmetic one, it seems to me that it must draw upon artistic ways of thinking, upon this formidable plasticity of imaginaries, through a programme that I call institutional permaculture.
In this 19-page booklet, Guillaume Désanges, president of the Palais de Tokyo, outlines the 4 pillars of his institutional permaculture.