Campus MaNa is a professional training center for creators,
in Burgundy on 40 hectares of nature

The Program

Learning objectives

Artist Sara Favriau employs the symbolism of a life-sized bridge to teach learners about recycling in creation. She teaches how to give a second life to forest trees rejected by the industry.

By the end of the training, participants will have acquired:

  • Preservation of fauna and flora through the reuse of parasitized trees
  • Introduction to hybridizing ancient and modern techniques: the ancestral art of burnt wood combined with a more contemporary petrification technique, in a wood workshop
  • The realization that creating with a very moderate impact is achievable
  • Understanding that everything can become a resource with research and reflection

Content of the program

Regenerating through water and fire, utilizing a natural technique, transforming parasitized trees destined for disposal into a sculpture-bridge.

A poetic, ideological, natural, and contributory project-art, this hybridization blends art, landscaping, craftsmanship, architecture, and engineering.

By creating this bridge, working with and for the ecosystem, using sick trees as in-situ raw material, the sculpture aims to shift perspectives on the territory and its resources.

It facilitates the observation of the environment and landscape while protecting the soil.

Repurposing trees dismissed by the wood industry gives them a new meaning, a new function for another 80 years. The solution lies in circularity, a clever mix of culture and nature.


with Sara Favriau

Sara Favriau was the laureate of the Prix des Amis du Palais de Tokyo in 2015. In 2016, she had a solo exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo: "La redite en somme, ne s’amuse pas de sa répétition singulière". In 2017, she exhibited in a solo show at the Château de Chaumont, Independent Brussels, and undertook a residency: "Arts et monde du travail" with the Ministry of Culture, in partnership with CNEAI. In 2018, she participated in the first Bangkok Biennale "Beyond Bliss" as a guest of honor. In 2019, she participated in the French Los Angeles Exchange (FLAX) residency and took part in the first Rabat Biennale. In 2020, she began a long-term collaboration with INRAe and biologists from the Mediterranean Forests Unit. She was invited to Villa Noailles for the International Festival of Fashion where she exhibited an installation of sculpted trees from a forest plot near Marseille studied by INRAe. In 2021, a tree-canoe crossed the Mediterranean Sea, from the Salins des Pesquiers in Hyères where the canoe was made, to the Carmignac Foundation on the island of Porquerolles. In 2021-2022, she had a residency at the Royal Commission RCU and the French Agency Afalula, operated by Manifesto, in AlUla, Saudi Arabia. Her work is present in numerous public collections: FMAC (City of Paris collection), FDAC Essonne, FRAC Normandie Caen, FRAC Centre, MAC VAL (permanent installation), BAB (Bangkok Art Biennale)…


Equipped metal workshop with professional machines, classrooms, multipurpose hall

Technical acquisition including an introduction to tool operation, an initiation to their maintenance, and their safe use

Supply of materials


Pedagogical distribution: 80% practical, 20% theoretical input

Active participation and experimentation of participants are encouraged

Evaluation follow-up and modalities

Individual and group interviews

Design dossier to be created (template provided)

Acquisition of basic wood treatment techniques

Self-assessment at the end of the training

Collective presentation

Attendance sheet per half-day

Certificate of completion issued by Campus MaNa"

Duration and method of organization:

Target audience:
The training is open to all adults, regardless of age, diploma
September 16 > 20, 2024
5 days
9h-12h — 14h-18h
at Campus MaNa
Group size:
Language(s) :

Professional price: 1580 euros excluding tax
Prerequisites cover letter

Price: student: 750 euros excluding tax
Prerequisite: cover letter

Price: DAE alumni and MANA campus alumni 1000 euros excluding tax
Prerequisite: cover letter

Price(s) including the cost of training, accommodation and full board, materials and personal protective equipment.

Planning :

Soon available

Location :

Campus MaNa Domaine du Croisil, Le Croisil, 89350 Champignelles France

Accessibility :

For any situation involving a disability, please contact us to discuss feasibility.

Access period :

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