Marc Laperrouza

Unit: SHS-ENS

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

EPFL CDH IAGS-GE
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

Publications

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Program

PhD Programs

PhD Students

Courses

China Project III

The course concludes the development of the prototype of a connected device. It develops competences related to prototype development, project management, team work and intercultural management. goto


Competing with China

The course raises awareness on the implications of China's emergence as an economic and technological power by developing a critical approach on the domestic and international challenges created by such a transition. goto


Global perspectives, local realities I

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Global perspectives, local realities II

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Introduction to China project II + China project I

The course prepares to the development of a prototype and its realisation in China. It develops competences related to prototype development, project management, team work and intercultural management. goto


Introduction to project China I

The course prepares to the development of a prototype and its realisation in China. It develops competences related to project conception and management as well as team work. goto


Prototyping

The course brings together students from EPFL and UNIL through a participative design approach. Students develop several prototypes in an interdisciplinary team and evolve their solutions through user tests. goto


Research

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).