CS Lab#3
Aix-en-Provence, France
June 27-29, 2018

CS Lab#3




CS LAB#3 about Co-design & Design Thinking

Circostrada, in partnership with the Centre International des Arts en Mouvement (CIAM) were pleased to welcome Circostrada members and CIAM partners to the third edition of the CS LAB.

At Aix-en-Provence (France), between 27th and 29th of June, participants dived into the practice of Co-design & Design thinking, a strongly inclusive, formal method of creative collaboration to build innovative solutions for an improved future! The session was moderated and lead by Andrew Bullen from Creative Cooperative and was completed with a special intervention of the philosopher Humberto Schwab and his Socratic Dialogue, a method to change you way of thinking. 

Those three days were a singular occasion to be inspired; an experience to challenge yourself and to get by your assumptions and to confront your difficulties. It was design to help you develop creative thinking to face your professional challenges in a different way. 

You wanna know more? A lab report will be out soon, with a new format and illustrations made by Fania Livio, who had followed the full workshop with us!  



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Practical information

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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


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!


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





Photo credits: 



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

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