Recherche, Graphisme,

Without a View, 2020


More in Common, 2020


IL
FUT
UNE ÉPOQUE OÙ

VOIR ÉTAIT LE SYNONYME DE SAVOIR. MAIS CE N’EST PLUS TOUJOURS LE CAS.



The more the happiness industry tries to see, the more it reads faces and spaces with numerical abstractions, the less it seems to know. It confuses smiles with happiness and makes all sorts of basic, philosophical and scientific blunders.




La Partecipazione Alle Idee, 2010
Group exhibition

Capo Di Lucca, Bologna, IT



De Verenigde Sandbergen magazine, 2010
Publication design


with Lauren Grusenmeyer
Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, NL



WHAT HAPPENS WHEN DIGITAL SURVEILLANCE BECOMES “GOOD” FOR YOU, SO TO SPEAK?


When it’s good

for your health, happiness and well-being?



ÉCRITS, WRITING,

A Solo Space For All To See,” 2020
Essay, Photo edit




Photo by Fred Ross
Toronto Star archives

The Big Picture
NewCities Foundation, Montreal, CA


MONTREAL, QC – “A Solo Space For All to See,” 2020, On the happiness industry in the home under pandemic peril and “Google Urbanism.”

The Big Picture
, NewCities Foundation


AMSTERDAM, NL – “These Are Still The Times,” 2020, Interview with Pratt Institute professor Chris Lee, about economic crises and their effects on graphic design and education.

Design Dedication
, Sandberg Instituut and Valiz


PARIS, FR – “Apprendre de LUST : mirroirs et folie numérique,” 2018, Une remémoire épistolaire avec l’éditeur Greg J. Smith sur la dissolution du studio néerlandais LUST.

Back Office
, Édition B42






Plana Pastoralem, 2019





Terra Nullius 1, 2019




AMSTERDAM, NL – “Where The Image Flows: How Sidewalk Labs’ Public Relations Came To Dominate Journalism,” 2019, How Google’s sister company pitched a “smart” city image for Toronto.

Failed Architecture
, FA Foundation


AMSTERDAM, NL – “On Criticism As A Fun Mechanism,” 2013, How design and architecture criticism could be more fun and conversational—whether positive or negative.

Volume
magazine, Archis Foundation


AMSTERDAM, NL – “New City Myths,” 2012, On the visual culture of private towns as a key tool in the power brokering of architecture, real estate and geopolitics.

Volume
magazine, Archis Foundation






Ligna, 2019




LARGE
PART 
OF
JUSTIN
TRUDEAU’S CHARM
lies in his youthful sunny ways, and Eric Schmidt follows suit with his brand of radical optimism. Sunny. Confident. Cheerful. It’s the ideology of positive psychology elevated to public-private statecraft.”

Quote from “Where The Image Flows,” on Sidewalk Labs’ promoters and public relations in Toronto. 

Failed Architecture,
Amsterdam, NL

2019




New City Myths,” 2012
Essay

Volume magazine
Archis Foundation, Amsterdam, NL


Turrim, 2019





Terra Nullius 2, 2019






En cours, 2017
Guest professor, Editor

École de design, UQAM
Montréal, QC







Shin Yoshikawa: The Art of the Cutaway,” 2015
Creative direction


Photo by Ryan Young
Apex magazine, Los Angeles, US



Handwriting in an Era of Glitter Text,” 2017
Essay, Photo edit


Photo by Norman Wong
The Gradient, Walker Art Center,
Minneapolis, US



Centre for Digital Rights website, 2019 to 2020

Mobile view
Code by Nicolas Roy at Folklore Inc.




Centre for Digital Rights print ad, 2020
Writing, Creative direction

Photo by Philip Cheung
For Globe and Mail, Financial Post






On The Road to Jazz Fest,” 2015
Creative direction
Photo by Norman Wong
Apex magazine, New Orleans, US



PSYCHOLOGISTS AND DATA SCIENTISTS DOMINATE THE VOCABULARY OF THE “HAPPINESS” INDUSTRY. EVEN ECONOMISTS AT THE UNITED NATIONS.


WHY?



Research Residency, 2018

Artexte, Montréal, QC

Qu’en est-il lorsque le bonheur et le bien-être se font prendre par les infrastructures de mesure et de

surveillance

numérique ?




MONTREAL, QC – Written interview: “A conversation with Michèle Champagne,” 2018, On the vocabulary of the happiness industry and the critical alternative offered by art and architecture.

Articles
, Artexte


TORONTO, CA – “Greg Durrell: Design Canada,” 2019, Review of Design Canada as a specimen of Canada’s dominant colonial fiction—repackaged with modernism and happy house tunes.

C Magazine
, C The Visual Arts Foundation





Happiness is Desire, 2018


On The Road to Jazz Fest,” 2015
Creative direction

Photo by Norman Wong
Apex magazine,
New Orleans, US




On The Road to Jazz Fest,” 2015
Creative direction
Landscape by Norman Wong
Apex magazine, New Orleans, US





Daar Zijn Wij Van, 2010
Publication design
with Brigiet van den Berg
VPRO, Hilversum, NL

Best Annual Report,
Graphic Culture Foundation, 2010


VPRO postcards, 2010 
For an exhibition at Brakke Grond,
Amsterdam, NL










Hazlitt
magazine, 2014
Creative direction, Responsive web redesign


Edited by Christopher Frey
Penguin Random House Canada, Toronto, CA
Website of the Year, National Magazine Awards, 2015



Hazlitt
magazine, 2014
Mobile view
Code by Wayne Thayer




Hz application, 2014
Custom Hazlitt image editing app
Code by Cedric Flazinski






On The Road to Jazz Fest,” 2015
Creative direction

Photo by Norman Wong
Apex magazine, New Orleans, US






Handwriting in an Era of Glitter Text,” 2017
Essay, Photo edit

Photos by Norman Wong
The Gradient,
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US





Montréal, Québec
mail@michelechampagne.com

+001 647 834 1507