At the time of the award, Maylis was a fresh graduate of École Boulle holding a master’s degree in Event Design. She called herself a social link designer with interests in environmental and educational issues as well as in cultural exchanges. Learn more about Maylis and her work now via her Linkedin profile here.
Excerpt from her testimonial on the Cumulus Paris conference:
“It with great joy we welcomed teachers and professionals from around the world to our schools (Boulle, Duperré, Ensamaa, Estienne) to talk about design and creation in the context of the Cumulus Conference. Our schools were transformed during a few days into a laboratory of reflection: to question the transformation of our environments and the interdisciplinarity of our four schools, shared with those of our guests. How can we think, build, innovate together? The round tables were very relevant on the issues of the designer’s role in the face of the citizenship in tension, the conditions necessary to ensure interdisciplinarity or the transmission of knowledge, French luxury.”
Excerpts from her experience in Wuxi:
“This trip enlightened me and transformed me. I am a service designer specializing in ethical and social projects. I am also sensitive to cultural exchanges. Meeting people around the world to discuss new design opportunities has been an incredible opportunity. The forum was a time of definition : what are the new roles of designers? Where are we going? How do we create new design processes in a 3.0 world?The conference exposed innovative processes in industry, service design, and the ways in which design benefits an evolving system. The examples evoked local and global issues, because today, the power of technology has given rise to interdependent citizens of the world. It was very interesting to see projects specific to Eastern China concerning Healthcare, the massive use of digital, or urban agriculture. The opportunity to discover another culture of design once back in France, question our own design practices, our own creative process, our local issues was consequential. This is an invitation to travel and meet to take a step back on our practices, then improve our local needs through design.”