Getting everyone to agree, an art dear to our minds.


Is it still possible to achieve unanimity in 2019?

The beauty of sport from a strategic planning perspective.

For Bruno Cremonesi, National Secretary of the SNEP (National Union of Physical Education), sport can be appreciated visually in the same way as a work of art. It is a human creation whose practice is full of creativity. The fluidity of the movement, the technicality of the gestures and the beauty of the body in action make it a true aesthetic spectacle.

There is something of the order of beauty in sport that softens morals. Charles Pépin, referring to Kant, emphasises the feeling of harmony that emanates from beauty. Harmony with oneself and harmony with others. This would encourage us to act with grace, i.e. to welcome with favour and gratitude what is offered to us.

For Kant, beauty puts everyone in agreement, starting with ourselves. It puts an end to our internal conflicts without our having to think about them. In the face of beauty, opinions are silenced and the general truth is accepted: "it is beautiful". Who would object to the idea that a sunset is breathtaking?

Aesthetic pleasure brings a truce in the conflict. That is why it does us so much good. Don't we talk about "the beauty of sport"? An aesthetic pleasure that allows us to forget our differences and to celebrate the encounter with others? We can understand Pierre de Coubertin's desire to make the Olympic Games a symbol of universal peace.

In these times of generalized doubts, cherishing the aesthete in us and multiplying beautiful encounters is vital. As Charles Pépin says, beauty "gives us the strength to love what is, while at the same time giving us the strength to hope for what could be".

Revealing the beautiful to bring people together. This is also, it seems to us, what the designer's profession brings to mind.