Festival “Management: Art Intervenes!”

||| Highlighting the Links Between Management and Art

Though we have a good idea of how management can be applied to the arts (for example, the management of museums), less is known about the ways in which art can influence managerial practices, as well as research and teaching in business schools, such as HEC Montréal.

The Pierre Péladeau Center − Leadership and Management is pleased to present the first edition of the festival “Management: Art Intervenes!”, which aims to shed light on the possibilities that the multiple links between art and management can create. Thus, art helps us to envision the future of work, the way we think about work, and research in management, differently.

Each of these three themes will be covered over coffee talks, through experiential activities, and via screenings/debates around short films. There will also be a photo exhibition, cocktails, and, above all, lots of discussion!

The festival is open to anyone wishing to experience, through art,
an experience that challenges management dogmas.
Whether you are a manager, student, professor or simply curious, come one, come all!

Program

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Opening cocktail
Opening remarks followed by an experiential activity

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – An introduction to the next day’s theme, through film
Screening/debate around short films
Theme: Envisioning the future of work
• Extinction éthique
by Jeremy Peter Allen (2018, 9 min.)
• On se calme by Alicia Eisen and Sophie Jarvis (2020, 4 min.)
Hosted by Anne Pezet and Marine Agogué

As of 5:00 pm – Photo exhibition
Theme: Our representations of work
Organised by Axel Richecoeur and Melanie Robinson

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm – Coffee talk
Theme: Science fiction to (re)define the future of work
Hosted by Marine Agogué
Speakers: Anne-Laure Saives and Cyrille Sardais

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Experiential activity
Forum theatre as a management tool
Theme: Teleworking
In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in forum theatre techniques to work on a management issue that we are all experiencing, teleworking. The workshop will be an opportunity to explore the issue and possible solutions, learn about forum theatre and discover the potential of this intervention technique created by the Brazilian Augusto Boal.
Hosted by La Collective, Théâtre de l’Opprimé, a NPO that practices forum theatre
Coordinated by Chantale Mailhot and Marc Lachapelle

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cocktail

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – An introduction to the next day’s theme, through film
Screening/debate around short films
Theme: Envisioning the way we think about work
• Le nœud cravate
by Jean-François Lévesque (2008, 12 min.)
• La magnifique machine by Luc Chamberland (2015, 4 min.)
Hosted by Anne Pezet and Josée Lortie

At all times – Photo exhibition
Theme: Our representations of work
Organised by Axel Richecoeur and Melanie Robinson

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm – Coffee talk
Theme: The representation of organizations in popular culture: from series to video games
Hosted by Marine Agogué
Speakers: Mathias Szpirglas and Marc-Olivier Bouchard

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Experiential activity
Theme: Cooking workshop on bodily involvement
• In this event, teams of 3 to 5 participants will take on a culinary challenge. We aim to experiment with how the five senses (sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch) and movement contribute to the team synergy. Through this hands-on experiment, we will explore how different forms of organization emerge as teams tackle the challenge! A group discussion will follow.
• Joris Larigaldie was the Executive Chef at Ripplecove in Ayers Cliff, at W Montreal and the Culinary Director at the Ritz-Carlton in New York. He is currently the Head Chef at L’Enclume, a three-star restaurant in England.
Coordinated and hosted by Josée Lortie and Joris Larigaldie

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Cocktail

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – An introduction to the next day’s theme, through film 
Screening/debate around short films
Theme: Envisioning management research
• 360 degrés
by Caroline Monnet (2008, 18 min.)
Mobiliser by Caroline Monnet (2015, 3 min.)
Organised and hosted by Anne Pezet and Charlotte Blanche

At all times – Photo exhibition
Theme: Our representations of work
Organised by Axel Richecoeur and Melanie Robinson

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm – Coffee talk
Theme: Art in research methods
Hosted by Charlotte Blanche
Speaker: Ann Langley and Michelle Lacombe

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Experiential activity
Theme: Presentation of the research-creation workshops
• This activity aims to present the results of the research-creation workshops coordinated by assistant professor Charlotte Blanche from the Department of Management and artist Romain Gandolphe. These workshops offer graduate students the opportunity to develop a reflection on their research topics through the practice of performative art.
Coordinated by Charlotte Blanche and Romain Gandolphe

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Closing cocktail

At all times – Photo exhibition
Theme: Our representations of work
Organised by Axel Richecoeur and Melanie Robinson

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