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Diane Leclair Bisson

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Region:
Quebec
Date(s):
1960-



Biography

Diane Leclair Bisson was born in 1960 in Montréal, where she lives and works. She has studied design, humanities and social sciences, obtaining an M.Sc. in Anthropology, an M.A. in Museology, and a...

Diane Leclair Bisson was born in 1960 in Montréal, where she lives and works. She has studied design, humanities and social sciences, obtaining an M.Sc. in Anthropology, an M.A. in Museology, and a Ph.D. in History of Design (RCA). In keeping with this multi-disciplinary path, she explores spheres of creation where design and anthropology meet, establishing a research methodology which takes into account the everyday experience of material and social environments. Her work draws attention to the question of sustainability in the broadest sense. Already recognized for her furniture design work in the 90s, since 2000 she has been probing the world of food, more specifically the factors and behaviours that affect our lifestyles. Her work has been the subject of numerous international exhibitions, including the 2005 World Exhibition, Aichi, Japan, where her prototypes for edible containers were presented, her Food Nest project as part of the “Taste, No Waste” collaboration in Milan at the 2011 Salone del Mobile, and in Gwangju, China at the Design Biennale 2011. She has been practicing and teaching design for over 20 years, and is an associate professor at the School of Industrial Design at the University of Montreal, where she founded the Design and Food Lab, and co-founded the research group Design+Society.