Marie Preston

Marie Preston is an artist, an associate professor at Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis University and a member of the Contemporary Arts and Images Laboratory and Teamed. Her Pain Commun (Communal Bread) project in Paris's Saint-Denis district brings local residents and bakers' apprentices together in a bread-making venture seen as a shared approach to “letting knowledge grow”. She is pairing this with an investigation into a network of experimental schools that sprang up in France in the 1970s and 1980s on a basis of self-governance, cooperation and openness to innovation.

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Captures - Digressions (interviews)
Artist and teacher-researcher Marie Preston speaks with Nora Sternfeld and Julie Pellegrin about her practice as a crossroads for art, education and cooperative working.

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