Kenneth Rabin

SCD Kenneth Rabin

Kenneth Rabin is an artist/designer, art director. His creative studio, Ken Rabin Design, specializes in projects for the recognition, valorisation and enhancement of architectural and cultural heritage. Formerly responsible for design research at the ESAD Valenciennes, he has created courses and programs with Parsons Paris, Columbia University (Paris), Georgia Tech Lorraine, and the Nancy School of Architecture.

  • MFA (Painting) Cranbrook Academy of Art.  
  • DESS (Pratiques Européennes de l'Architecture), Institute National Polytechnique de Lorraine.
  • BA (Hons, Studio Art, English Literature), Hamilton College.

 

 

Design (graphic, spatial, social) : History and theory; Studio practices

Design for heritage (architectural, urban, industrial); Design for the bioregion (sustainability); Novel representations of the city;

  • Le Corbusier, Jean Prouvé. Proches à distance; exhibition. Musée Pierre-Noël, Saint-Dié des Vosges. 
  • Art direction, scenography, design. 2020 
  • Design Ecosocial: convivialités pratiques situées et nouveaux communs; It: Editions, co-author. 2018
  • Jacques-François Blondel, architecte des Lumières à Metz. Scenography, design. 2018
  • Auguste Perret: Huit chefs d’œuvres !/?. Exhibition, Conseil économique, social et environnemental, with Prada, OMA-AMO. 2014. Co-curator.

 

  • Scientific lead for research programs “Design social, nouvelles forms de convivialité” (2013-2015), “Design situé, territoires soutenables” (2016-2018), French Ministry of Culture. 
  • Recipient of two grants for individual artists (1992, 2001), French Ministry of Culture

Over 20 years of professional activity with Ken Rabin Design including works in fields of architecture, urban design, industrial design, luxury goods, local, regional and national governments.

  • 2017-2019: Experimental School of Arts, Annecy Alps 
  • 2012-2018: Valenciennes School of Art and Design
  • 2014-2016: Parsons Paris
  • 2008-2016: Columbia University, Paris
  • 2000-2007: Georgia Tech Lorraine
  • 1994-2000: Nancy School of Architecture
  • 1997-present : Ken Rabin Design