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Street Art: Who Holds the Wall?

By Renée Zachariou The promise was enticing, and the menu quite mysterious: OWEE (Open Walked Event-based Experimentations) is a research protocol conducted by international researchers. After several experiments all over the world (in Tokyo and London), a tour in the... Continue Reading →

Co-producing Traces From Our Walked Discussions: The Use of Digital Tools

By François-Xavier de Vaujany and Viviane Sergi   Our learning expeditions and field trips following the OWEE protocol have often resulted in co-produced traces by means of various tools: posts on blogs (e.g. RGCS WordPress, the Conversation, LSE Business Review,... Continue Reading →

Managing Indoor and Outdoor Times in Learning Expeditions

By Aurore Dandoy & François-Xavier de Vaujany   This summer, walking has been a trendy topic in French bookstores. Presented either as healthy practice, an opportunity for true, reflexive loneliness, a possibility to explore a territory, a new managerial approach... Continue Reading →

Notes as gestures: The use of log books in ethnographical work

By François-Xavier de Vaujany and Albane Grandazzi   Our learning expeditions in collaborative spaces and our ethnographies of new work practices have been the opportunity to use numerous diaries, reports and note books to keep a trace of what we... Continue Reading →

A Détour Towards Situationism: What Can OWEE Learn from “dérive”?

By François-Xavier de Vaujany, PSL, Université Paris-Dauphine   The “derive” can be translated by the notion of “drift” in English. It is has been originally put forward in by Guy Debord, a member of the Letterist International,  in the context... Continue Reading →

MIT and Harvard: When Elite Institutions Hack & Open Knowledge

By Aurore Dandoy, François-Xavier de Vaujany and Annie Passalacqua MIT hackathon, 2014. Mason Marino, Che-Wei Wang, Andrew Whitacre / Flickr, CC BYAurore Dandoy, Université Paris Dauphine – PSL; Annie Passalacqua, HEC Montréal et François-Xavier de Vaujany, Université Paris Dauphine –... Continue Reading →

Fab lab and D-Lab at MIT: Two different philosophies of innovation?

Between the 25th and the 28th of July 2018, I have had the opportunity to participate to a very rich learning expedition organized by the Research Group on Collaborative Spaces (RGCS), an alternative academic network about new work practices inspired... Continue Reading →

Exploring the new spaces of entrepreneurship: an illustrated report of a learning expedition in Montreal

On May 15th, 2018, the Montreal’s RGCS (Research Group on Collaborative Spaces) chapter organized a learning expedition through coworking spaces and start-up incubators chosen for their diversity (technological and social entrepreneurship) and their location in the city, in order to... Continue Reading →

Academia in the Mirror of Street Art: Back to a Recent Walk in Paris

This was a rainy day. On June, 14th, an alternative academic network (RGCS ) has organized a great learning expedition about street art in the 13th district ("arrondissement") of Paris. This Open Walked Event-Based Experimentation (OWEE) was an opportunity to... Continue Reading →

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