Centre Pompidou Accélérations – Create, innovate, act in the present

Tilder – Centre Pompidou Accélérations
Matthias Leridon & Serge Lasvignes ©Hervé Véronèse/Centre Pompidou

Anticipate future crises, but adapt to the unexpected. Deciding in the moment, but making sure that today’s choices do not jeopardize the future. Be prepared to deal with real-time changes while respecting the need for sustainability in the world . Dare to move faster, but know how to slow down. If these contradictory measures weren’t already present in everyday business practices, then the coronavirus crisis has given them a new degree of intensity. In just a few months, it has stopped clocks, slowed down the economy, disrupted society’s rhythms with lockdowns and significant changes in our daily work routine, and raised the question of how quickly we can recover from this crisis.

How can we reinvent our concept of time, our way of perceiving it, navigating it, and operating in it?

Just when it seems as if we have lost our way, the Centre Pompidou Accélérations endowment fund and the Centre Pompidou decided to invite artists, business professionals, and experts in social issues to take the time to speak to one another and to speak about time. A prelude to the Centre Pompidou Accélérations endowment fund’s next cycle, which, after a first cycle dedicated to the power of emotion, intends to bring together artists and companies around this theme.