Marc Laperrouza

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CM 2 271 (Centre Midi)
Station 10
CH-1015 Lausanne

CM 2 271 (Centre Midi)
Station 10
CH-1015 Lausanne

Administrative data

Fields of expertise

China - emerging markets - economy - business models - regulation - network industries - interdisciplinarity

Infoscience publications


Technology and society

Makerspaces: politics and communities of innovation in contemporary China (2016-2019)

Funded by the SNSF, this project is lead with Dr. Florence Graezer Bideau (PI) in collaboration with Dr. Clément Renaud and Monique Bolli (IAGS, EPFL). It investigates the social, technical and commercial attributes of key Chinese makerspaces and their communities in several Chinese cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Shenzhen). While limited in size and scope, makerspaces and the maker movement in general offer a very rich environment to study much broader social, political and economic transformations taking place in contemporary China.

The project aims to shed light on how a bottom-up and autonomous movement responds to the co-opting of the State and to discuss the Chinese government’s plasticity and capacity to engage with emerging classes.

Technology and pedagogy

China Hardware Innovation Platform (CHIP)

Funded by the Gebert Rüf Stiftung (2016-2017) and swissnex China, the CHIP project aims to scale the China Hardware Innovation Camp (CHIC) by making such a learning experience available to teams of students across academic institutions in Switzerland. Teams from Geneva, Fribourg and Ticino participate in the pilot (October 2016-September 2017).