Clément Renaud

Clément Renaud is a geographer investigating technological dynamics in China and the World. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Area and Global Studies in the College of Humanities, and a member of the Rhonalpin Institute for Complex Systems (IXXI) at ENS de Lyon.

Le maker, construction d’une figure politique de l’innovation en Chine urbaine. Peer review

Clément Renaud et Florence Graezer Bideau | 28.02.2020

The present article relates how the figure of the « maker» has become an important figure in China’s recent industrial and urban policies. As Chinese cities are transitioning from a labor-intensive industry (Made in China) to an innovation-centered service economy (Created in China), the country is facing an urgent need for political leadership renewal. The « maker movement » has grown internationally to create new models for businesses and organisations using digital fabrication technologies, with the promise of bringing [...]