On the 12th and 13th of October 2023, our partner, BSB – Burgundy School of Business, hosted us in Dijon for the 3rd GLAMMONS Consortium Meeting.
During two days, the partners talked about the project, discussed the results of the survey, the research objectives, the case studies (museum, archives, galleries, and libraries selected to be the main focus of our research during the next months), and the role of the value-based approach.
The meeting ended with a visit to the contemporary art center, Le Consortium
Founded in 1977 and housed since 2011 in a 4,500 m2, Shigeru Ban-designed building, Le Consortium is an independent non-profit organization with an art collection that includes more than 350 works.
In collaboration with the Fondation de France, Le Consortium is the facilitator for the Nouveaux Commanditaires / New Patrons program, which allows individuals to band together around a specific issue or cause and commission an artist to make a piece centered on their concern. This initiative allows citizens confronted with societal challenges or land-planning development to commission artworks from contemporary artists, to associate them with their concerns.
Le Consortium is an interesting example for GLAMMONS aiming to develop new conceptualizations through the ways that the commons theory and practice can provide a new transformative power for the GLAMS and the local communities.