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European Days of Craft
April 5, 2024 at 6.30 pm

Conference "Slow-Made"
presented by Marc Bayard

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On the occasion of the European Days of Crafts, Marc Bayard will lead a conference on “Slow Made.”
Slow Made means “made with the necessary time.” This movement, launched in 2012, aims to rehabilitate the value of time in order to produce, work, and consume better. It seeks to federate and valorize the creative sector in a broad sense and also to encourage the consumer to become an actor by choosing an object that carries shared values, a sustainable model opposed to the disposable consumption model and planned obsolescence.

This movement acknowledges a return to reality, the necessity of long-term thinking, and the affirmation of the body. Based on these observations, the movement, seen as a space for debate, develops perspectives for reflection in order to act on the current ecological transition.

Marc Bayard is the Head of the Mission for the Valorization of Crafts and Innovation at the Mobilier national, where he has programmed numerous contemporary artists, including Yan Pei-Ming, Eva Jospin, Pierre&Gilles, Maurizio Galante&Tal Lancman, Sheila Hicks, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, or Harry Nuriev.
With a PhD in Art History from EHESS, he is a former resident of the Villa Medici and has directed the Department of Art History at this institution for six years. He has also been a member of the Cabinet of the Minister of Culture, Mr. Frédéric Mitterrand.
He is the author of “Design du pouvoir. L’Atelier de Recherche et de Création du Mobilier national” (2016), and “Slow-Made. Manifeste du geste humain” (2022).