I am a textile / material / object designer. I live and work between Marseille (France) and Valencia (Spain). My research focuses on textiles, local craftsmanship, eco-designed materials and project methods from cultural and disciplinary intersections. I collaborate with many artisans to develop production scenarios based on an exploration of raw material.
I am also founder of Xufa Proceso (a design initiative based in Valencia, with the objective of exploring eco waste from xufa roots agriculture), design lecturer at the Marseille School of Design and consultant in design anthropology (French Development Agency, International Trade Board of Madagascar, Cerfav).

︎ contact@sarahviguer.fr


Collaborations

La Fabrique NomadeJean Nouvel Design / Maison Martin Margiela / Givenchy / Repetto / Bolon Manufacture / Arflex Editions / Fotokino Studio / Cerfav - European Centre for Research & Training in Glass Arts / AFD - French Development Agency / Bullipedia Research Centre / Chi Ceramic Workshop / SPIN - Sustainable Product Innovation Project / VNCPC - Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre / Marine Gift Social Enterprise / Pham Van Tinh Pad-printing Workshop / Vang Thi Mai Batik Workshop/ Nam Dinh Craft Cooperative / Cau Gay Craft Cooperative/ Nguyen Thi Muon weaving workshop / Limitis Gallery / De La Pointe Gallery / Marseille School of Design / Tsimöka Cluster / Madagascar Quality Handicraft / International Trade Board Madagascar / Ambatofotsy Craft Cooperative / Ateliers Plisseur Lognon / Maurice Nagalo Weaving Workshop / Paul Zabré & Théodor Nikiéma tire-recycling workshop / Ablacé Ilboudo Leatherwork & Shomaking Workshop / Fabrice Schneider / Hors Pistes Project / Maria Friese Felt Workshop / Net Commons / Cuidad Jardin Montessori


Workshops

Handmade paper, recycled paper workshop, Cuidad Jardin Montessori, Valencia — ES, 2019
KKSSKKTT, The cap as a means of struggles, cap making workshop, Marseille School of Design — FR, 2018
Stretching design, elastic textile workshop, Marseille School of Design — FR, 2017
Stampografic, padprinting workshop, Marseille School of Design — FR, 2017

Typon double, fanzine & rizogravure workshop, Fotokino Studio, Marseille — FR, 2016
What is neutral ?, rhodoïd material research, Cerfav, Vanne-Le-Châtel — FR, 2016
Raw materials, textile workshop, AFD - French Development Agency, Antananarivo — MA, 2015


Lectures & round tables

Crossing methods in design & Magie Nouvelle, Archaos, Marseille — FR, 2018
Crossing methods in design & danse, Pavillon Noir, Aix-en-Provence — FR, 2017
Feeding creativity : comparative analysis of design and culinary processes, Bullipedia Research Centre, Barcelone — ES, 2014
Co-creation & design anthropology, VNCPC & Delft University of Technology, Hanoï — VI, 2013


Exhibitions

Biennale Émergences, "Ressources" – Centre National de Danse, PantinFR, 2020
Open DaysLa Cité des Arts du Couvent Levat, Marseille — FR, 2020
Conversations between Artisans & DesignersMudac, Lausanne — SU, 2019

Hors Pistes at Wanted DesignWantedDesign Brooklyn, New York — USA, 2017
Hors Pistes Exhibition – Young & Mad, Brussels — BE, 2016
Hors Pistes Exhibition – Parliament of Wallonia, Brussels — BE, 2016
Ouagadougou 2013 / Banfora 2014 – D’Days, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris — FR, 2015

Crafts & IndustryArcade, Sainte Colombe — FR, 2015 
Hors Pistes ExhibitionJean Nouvel Design Gallery, Paris — FR, 2014
Hors Pistes ExhibitionGrand Hornu Images, Hornu — BE, 2014
Hors Pistes Project – Fabbrica del Vapore, Salone di Mobile, Milan — IT, 2014

Hors Pistes ProjectFrench Institut, Ouagadougou — BU, 2013
Picto Photographie de la modePicto Laboratories, Paris — FR, 2012
Réification 9.3.1989 – Murs visibles / invisibles, Garage Gallery, Paris — FR, 2011
GéodésirDuperré School of Design, Paris — FR, 2010


Books

Telecommunications Reclaimed: a hands-on guide to network communities, APC, Johannesburg — SA, 2019
Unité multiple, Éditions du Mauvais Passage, Marseille School of Design — FR, 2018
Tools of devolution & autonomy in design, Aix-Marseille University — FR, 2016 
Africa Rising, Gestalten Design Indaba, Berlin — AL, 2015
Yecto Proyecto, An Intuitive Design Manifesto, Jean Jaurès University, Toulouse — FR, 2014
Hors Pistes Book, a residency testimony, Ouagadougou — BU, 2013
Géodésir, A mythological territory called America, Duperré School of Design, Paris — FR, 2010


Publications

Est-Ensemble Grand Paris, Biennale Émergences 2020 / Surface Magazine, Best of Wanted Design 2017 / SwissNex Boston, WantedDesign Brooklyn 2017 / Africa Rising, Gestalten & Design Indaba 2015 / Coopérative Design 2015 / AA L’Architecture d’aujourd’hui, Hors Pistes 2014 / Domus Magazine, digital edition 2014 / Grand Hornu Image Publication 2014 / ParisArt, Visibles walls - invisible walls, 2009


Education

Design Sciences & Technology of Industry Education Master, Aix-Marseille University — FR, 2016
Design Agrégation - Design Teaching Qualification, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris — FR, 2015
Transdisciplinary Design Master, Culture & Territory Anthropology Mention, EINA & Duperré School of Design — FR, ES, 2014
École Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris — FR, 2011
Textile & Fashion Design Master, Duperré School of Design, Paris — FR, 2010
Textile & Fashion Design Bachelor, Duperré School of Design, Paris — FR, 2008

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