Max Mollon

researcher, Designer, and Consultant in Paris, France

Max Mollon

researcher, Designer, and Consultant in Paris, France

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BONJOUR!
I am a Swiss-trained designer and Paris-based researcher, who's mischief is also appreciated as an adviser, a speaker and a teacher. My fields of concerns embrace the societal issues emerging at the intersection of science, new technology and society.
I am a Ph.D. candidate at EnsadLab and at Telecom-ParisTech’s CodesignLab. The lectures and courses I regularly give on Design Fiction, take place in Paris at ENSAD, Strate, Paris 8, École de Condé or at Pôle supérieur du Design (Villefontaine).
Check ›› my CV & list of publications.

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THE THORN-FINDER
Being rooted in a cross-culture/country/confession heritage has allowed me to stand in-between different worlds views – It has shaped my fascination for conflicts and story-telling.

Drawing from this:
◊ Companies, labs and institutions hire me to run unusual creative workshops, based on provocation, speculation and opinion debates.
Check ›› my independent activity
♦ This practice is also providing material for my own research on “how designing provocations can foster people's participation in societal debates”.
Check ›› my research activity (here in French)

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ARCHIVES
Prior to this, I was trained in HEAD–Geneva, Media Design masters program and featured several projects at the Milano furniture fair (2010, 2011), Lift Conference (2010, 2013) and Biennale Internationale du Design de St-Etienne (2013). As a complement, you might want to check my projects archive: in graphic design (2009); interaction design (2010); and telepresence research (2012).

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LATEST NEWS:
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♦ Ph.D. thesis writing in progress
♦ I've put together a new research's readings blog
♦ Research paper presentation in Malmö (Sweden).
♦ Research paper presentation in Beirut.
◊ Publication of the cartography from L'Éphéméride project's, in ethics commission's report
◊ Provocative debate workshop ran on big data, DNA sequencing and GMOs (for INRA).

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