CS Lab#3
June 27-29


    CS LAB#3 comes back in Aix-en-Provence in June! 

    Circostrada, in partnership with the network member Centre International des Arts en Mouvement (CIAM) are pleased to welcome you at the third edition of the CS Lab in the playground of the CIAM in Aix-en-Provence (France) between 27th and 29th of June 2018.

    Come to disconnect and to challenge yourself in a special Lab that will bring you the dedicated space to think differently and to experiment with new tools! Participants from various backgrounds, inspirational guests and experts will help you develop creative thinking to face your professional challenges in a different way. These three days will be moderated by Andrew Bullen (Creative Cooperative) and will make you go deeper inside the design thinking method, which is a strongly inclusive, formal method of creative collaboration to build innovative solutions for an improved future!

    Co-design & Design thinking 

    "The previous CS Labs organised in the frame of the General Meetings in Fossano and Rotterdam aimed to give as broad an introduction and overview as possible into the basics of design thinking and co-design within a very limited time frame, thus
    limiting the time available to experience the full design thinking workflow. The objective in Aix is to now provide for participants the opportunity to fully explore a targeted and structured process for strategic and creative thinking, analysis, future scenario building and problem solving within a collaborative and inclusive framework. Within the longer time frame, the participants will achieve insight into the logical flow and coherence between the various elements and tools of a full design thinking process. Each tool will be practiced, individually and in the team, and will be discussed with the plenary group.The design process is complemented by a “Socratic dialogue”, which will enable participants to formulate a focused problem statement and develop a cohesive, shared narrative.

    Looking forward to meeting you all!"

    Andrew Bullen

    Download the programme!



    Juliette Seguin // European Coordination Assistant
    T.+33 1 43 57 98 99


    T. +33 9 83 60 34 51

    Myriam  Hammami

    Executive assistant and production manager

    For registration, CS LAB programme of activities and travel grants 

    ** For logistics and information about Aix-en-Provence

    Practical information

    To download all the practical information, click here

    How to get to Aix-en-Provence

    • From Marseille-Provence Marignane Airport to Aix-en-Provence city centre

    Option 1 - Shuttle company Cartreize n°40:

    Stop at Aix-en-Provence “Gare routière/bus station”
    Price: 8,4€ / Journey Time: 30 minutes / Frequency: everyday, every 30 minutes
    Timetable : between 4.50 am and 11.25 pm

    Website : Cartreize

    Option 2 - Bus “Ligne Express Régionales” (LER):

    Line 17 - direction Carpentras - to the stop Aix-en-Provence “Gare routière” (Bus station)                                                       

    Price: between 15 and 20 € / Journey Time: around 15 minutes / Timetable: one at 9.20 am, 12.00 pm, 17.20 pm, 19.30 pm

    Website: info-ler.fr*

    *Only in French

    • From train station of Marseille Saint-Charles to Aix-en-Provence

    Option 1 - Shuttle company Cartreize n°50:

    Stop at Aix-en-Provence Gare Routière (Bus station)                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Price: 6 €/ Journey time: 30 minutes

    Website : Cartreize

    Option 2 - Bus “Line Express Régionales” (LER):

    LER n° 20, 25, 27, 28, 29 to the stop “Aix-en-Provence Gare Routière” (Bus station)                                                                                                                                                                         Journey time: around 30 minutes

    Website: info-ler.fr

    Option 3 - Train SCNF to Aix-en-Provence TGV:

    Price: around 8€ / Journey Time: around 45 minutes

    Website: https://en.oui.sncf/en/ or https://www.trainline.eu


    • From the train station of Aix-en-Provence TGV to Aix-en-Provence city centre

    ​Option 1 - Shuttle company Cartreize n°40:

    Stop at Aix-en-Provence“Gare routière/bus station”                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Price: 4,30€ / Journey Time: around 20 minutes

    Option 2 - Bus Line Express Régionales (LER):

    LER n° 17 - direction “Carpentras Pôle d’échange intermodal” - to the stop “Aix-en-Provence Gare routière” (Bus station)                                                                                                    Travel time: around 20 minutes

    BY CAR:

    From Marseille :
    A7 - direction Nice/Aix-en-Provence/Gardanne

    From Montpellier:
    A9 - direction Nîmes/Marseille/Lyon
    A54/E80 - direction Nîmes centre/Airport Garons/Arles/Aix-en-Provence

    From Nice :
    A8- direction Dignes/Grenoble/Carros
    Exit A51/E712/N296 direction Avignon


    How to get to the CIAM

    ​All the activities of the Lab will take place at Centre International des Arts en Mouvement (CIAM).  

    • Address:

    Centre International des Arts en Mouvement
    La Molière - 4181, route de Galice
    13100 Aix-en-Provence

    • Access:

    From Aix-en-Provence Gare routière (bus station) to CIAM                                                                                                                  Bus line 19 direction Château de Galice - stop “Centre aéré”.                                                                                                           Price: pass 2 travels (for 1 hour): 2,5€ / Journey travel: 15 minutes / Timetable: everyday ( no bus on Sunday ): 6 a.m - 7.52 p.m

    Where to buy your tickets?
    - On the bus
    - Commercial Agency Aix-en-Bus

    • For more information on City Transport in Aix-en-Provence:

    Website: City Transport

    T. +33 9 70 80 90 13


    For more information on transportation

    • The shuttle Cartreize n°40/50:

    Where to buy your ticket?

    - In the shuttle to the coach drive (cash)
    - At the airport of Marseille-Provence ticket office (credit card, cash)
    - At the Aix-en-Provence bus station ticket office (credit card, cash)

    Website : Shuttle Cartreize
    General Website for transportation (only in French): https://www.lepilote.com/

    • LER:

    Where to buy your ticket?

    - Online on the website info-ler.fr (only in French)
    - At the bus station of Aix-en-Provence, Marseille Saint-Charles,
    Digne-les-Bains, Manosque, Gap, Avignon, Carpentras, Nice et Grenoble
    - On the bus

    Website : info-ler map and plan of the network

    • Taxi: airport official company

    T. +33
    T. +33

    Website: https://taxis-aeroport.com


    Accommodation and Meals


    Circostrada and the CIAM have pre-booked rooms with preferential prices at Adonis hotel. The accommodation is at your own cost: €50 per night, €5 extra for the breakfast. To complete booking, we invite you to contact the hotel by mentioning you’re coming in the frame of the CS Lab, specifying your date of departure and arrival.

    • Address:

    Hôtel Adonis
    3828, Le Set Home, Route de Berre,
    13510 Éguilles​

    • Contact:

    Tel: +33 4 42 16 06 10
    Mail: info@adonis-aix.com

    Website: http://www.adonis-aix.com/en/index.html

    • Access:

    From Aix-en-Provence Gare routière (bus station) to hotel :
    Bus line L220 - direction Coudoux - stop " Domaine des plantiers" (around 10’)                                                                                                                                                                                Price: 1.20€ / Frequency: every 40 minutes / Timetable: 7.20 a.m - 20.40 p.m

    For more information:



    During the three days, all the meals (lunches and dinners) are covered by Circostrada and CIAM!

    Previous editions of CS LAB

    About Aix-en-Provence and its cultural activities

    General Information

    Tourism office:
    website: http://www.aixenprovencetourism.com/en/

    Cultural activities

    For those who will have the opportunity to stay and enjoy Aix-en-Provence on Friday and over the week end, we have selected a few ideas, exhibitions and venues to close this CS Lab with joyful events. 

    • Art & Architecture walk at Château La Coste au Puy Sainte Réparade

    “Château La Coste is a vineyard where wine, art & architecture live in harmony”. Indeed, in this domain you will be able to enjoy a walk through wooded hilltops and valleys, alongside olive groves and vine fields, discovering the many installations of contemporary art and architecture on your way. You can also visit the Tadao Ando art centre, an extraordinary architectural experience of light and space in nature.

    Schedule: Open every day from 10:00am to 7:00pm

    For more information: https://chateau-la-coste.com/en/

    • Exhibition of Djeff at la Fondation Vasarely

    The foundation, a building of 5000 square metre, built by the architect Victor Vasarely, explores through guest exhibitions, symposia for visiting artists and all sorts of other special events, themes around new technologies such as computer-generated art. It is currently hosting a temporary retrospective exhibition of the plastic artist Djeff.

    "From the world of retro gaming to the development of more complex polymorphic installations, his work focuses on the human and his condition within the limits of the speculation of his own environment. It already probes our apprehension of the world through technological prism and more particularly through the hijacking of video games and gameplay."

    Schedule: open every day from 10am to 6pm

    For more information: http://www.fondationvasarely.org/?lang=en

    • Exhibition of Nicholas de Staël at L'Hôtel de Caumont à Aix-en-Provence

    The Hôtel de Caumont is a mansion built "between courtyard and garden"; an architectural design that appeared in Paris in the 16th century, a château and its park on an urban scale. The hotel is hosting a temporary exhibition of Nicholas de Staël, presenting 71 paintings and 26 drawings from prestigious international public and private collections. This exhibition focuses on the Provençal period of Nicolas de Staël’s work between July 1953 and June 1954.

    Schedule: open every day from 10am to 7pm. Late night opening on Fridays until 8.30pm. Last entrance 30 minutes before closing.

    More information: http://www.caumont-centredart.com/en/home

    • Opera & concert at the 70th edition of Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

    In June and July, the festival d’Aix-en-Provence offers you, for its 70th edition, a wide range of shows, operas, workshops and master class. For this edition, two main themes are on the spotlight: feelings of love and our relationship with the past in all its forms. Find out our pre-selection below for Friday and Saturday:

    On Friday 29th at 5.30pm: public opera rehearsal of “Ariane à Naxos,” of Richard Strauss at Théâtre de l'Archevêché.

    On Saturday 30th at 7pm: public opera rehearsal of "The Magic Flute” of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at Grand théâtre de Provence

    More information and full programme: https://festival-aix.com/en/program/all

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