Max Mollon

Design Fiction, Consulting, and research in Paris, France

Max Mollon

Design Fiction, Consulting, and research in Paris, France

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BONJOUR !
I am a Swiss-trained designer and Paris-based researcher, whose mischief is also appreciated as an adviser/speaker/teacher. Professional dystopian, I'm contacted to play the thorn-finder, explore pre-crisis situations and societal debates.
I explore ways to engage others into exploring and “debating” critical alternatives to the world as it is, by designing for the world as it could be. Kind of like science fiction, but it is called Design Fiction.

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MAIN PROJECTS
• Le Design Fiction Club is a monthly experimental seminar in Gaîté-Lyrique (founded in Sept. 2017, Paris)
Politique-Fiction is a collective conducting a series of project merging Design Fiction and political issues. (Co-founded with friends in April 2017)
What if? is a Design For Debate bureau (founded in Nov. 2014)
Alternative-communication is a telepresence research project conducted through design fiction (2009—2013).
Bridging Through Breaching is my Ph.D. thesis on“how designing provocations can foster people's participation in societal debates” (currently being finished at EnsadLab & Telecom-ParisTech’s CodesignLab – en français ici.)
Lectures and courses I regularly give on Design Fiction, take place in Paris at ENSAD, Strate, Paris 8, École de Condé; at Pôle supérieur du Design (Villefontaine); atThe Department of Design at The Ohio State University.
• Check ››my CV & list of publications.

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  • Work
    • Designer
  • Education
    • EnsadLab
    • HEAD–Geneva
    • Pôle Supérieur Design Léonard de Vinci