rencontres 2016 & 2017

state of grace thanks all participants and audiences for helping to establish our rencontre series in 2016 and it continuation in 2017, where we hosted some exciting events, two in Paris starting in March, then to LA to mark the inaugural session of FSA,

One Tuesday night each month

Reid Hall (Columbia Global Center Paris)  will become the nexus for current, erudite and pertinent discussion and debate on architecture, design and art, with some added surprises. 

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rencontres is a series of  free forums that acts as a reference point for the Paris architecture and design scene, its schools, the profession and any interested residents and visitors.

The format of the rencontres  is a 15 minute presentation by one or two protagonists, a 30 minute moderated discussion will follow before opening up the conversation to the audience.

state of grace events will be recorded, so they can be referenced on-line.

At the end the series a book with some extra essays will be published as a record of the events.

All are welcome, entry is free to the limit of places available.

Rencontres will be conducted in English some translation may be available.


state of grace

announces the foundation of


Ecole Libre d’architecture

Paris & Venice

a fee and tution free school 

Inaugural session to run 1 - 24 May 2018