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The city doesn't know
the status quo

The City is a dynamic
multidimensional ecosystem.

Imagining and producing
our living space requires interdisciplinary thinking, which itself requires fostering dialogues and linking mindsets (spatial, economic…) of quality..

​These dialogues connect and structure different universes that compose our urban ecosystem, in all its levels.


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I'm not a architect, an urban planner, a graphic designer,

a lighting designer or an inhabitant

I'm an architect_urban planner_graphic designer_lighting designer_inhabitant

The living environment is a space of tension and interaction.

Viewing a space through the light can also mean viewing it through the shadow.

Approaching a space through poetry can also mean considering its technical nature.

Considering the importance of an object’s technical aspect in order to express all of its power and the strength of its poetic dimension was central to my works with the Viabizzuno Company and in association with Mario Nanni …

A hypertext, in contrast to direct speech, is neither sequential nor linear. It is a network of interconnected ideas and data.

I believe in analyzing and conceiving spaces in the same way: respecting its context, open and unfractured, hybrid. As opposed as a speech, 

Nature is movement. Movement is nature.

A swing can be a lamp, a wall can be a swing, a wall a lamp...
A territory is shaped by the quality of its interactions and its dynamic nature. These factors structure our living spaces, and are essential to determining well-being.

Thanks to the urbanD research, a project evaluating the urban quality of life, in contact with Urban planners, Architects, Philosophers and IT Developers working for the UFO (Urban Fabric Organisation), I was able to grasp how different systemic components, which characterize what we call Urban Quality of Life, interact with one another (having a choice, feeling comfortable, feeling at home, being able to walk comfortably, claiming a space, feeling safe…).

And so, this helped expand my « multi-directional » approach and enrich the methodology for developing and designing and a city.


Multidimensional, Sensory, Physical, Social, Economic, the City doesn’t know the status quo.

The urban ecosystem is a place for dialogue between diverse audiences, with varied points of view about space, and its rich diversity.

From here unfolds a research about different visual systems in order to give everyone the ability to understand and easily interact with all of the actors involved in the project that make a city. This research project aids to understand different architectural and urban projects, and the way we approach them. Moreover, these actors can be outside of the architecture and urban planning sphere. This way of understanding and interacting transforms the traditional methods to make the City, it renews, it heightens each step of the way.

I believe in facilitating and stimulating people’s imagination, going beyond the scope of what is possible, constructing «Commons», «co-elaborating», and making «Polis ». Going beyond labels. All in order to develop sustainable urbanization and to cultivate resilient environments.


Because the City doesn’t know the status quo:
I’m not an architect, an urban planner, a graphic designer, a lighting designer or an inhabitant
I’m an architect_urban planner_graphic designer_lighting designer_inhabitant.

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Cédric Dorgère is

an architect_designer_urban planner_graphic designer_lighting designer_inhabitant creative studio based between Paris and Osaka.

Let's work together.

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