Florence Graezer Bideau

Florence Graezer Bideau is an anthropologist and specialist of contemporary China. She is a Tenured Senior Scientist at the Institute for Area and Global Studies in the College of Humanities, EPFL, and a Visiting Professor at the Department of Architecture and Design in the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Her works engage with state and its cultural institutions in China, Malaysia, Singapore and Switzerland. She has conducted research on popular culture and power, on heritage processes related to UNESCO Conventions and on the making of social fabric in cities.

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 [...]