Hello! We are master’s students in Management & Entrepreneurship in the Creative Economy from Audencia business school in France. We are 15 people from all over the world who are very enthusiastic about cultural and artistic industries such as publishing, music, dance, photography, gastronomy, event, art education and so on!
As a collaborative team, we have been working on plenty of creative projects together on great teamwork. Now, we would like to introduce one of the most exciting projects which finally happened to us: Publishing a book!
About The Book Project
To briefly introduce this book project, it begins with our common interest in the theme of ‘Less is more’, which is sometimes used for describing minimalist life. We questioned ourselves what’s the real meaning of this phrase and tried to discover its value everywhere including art movement and lifestyle.
In this book, readers will be able to discover our creation with diverse approaches to find out values of minimalism and they are invited to select their favourite story! Dance, theatre, photography, relationships, lifestyle, fiction, personal essay… Quality writings will be ready for you, combined with unique style of illustration and photographs created by our talented classmates.
As an early look for our upcoming book , we put some quotes below, extracted from each author's individual stories to help you to imagine what this book would look like!
"It’s not about limiting yourself to do something ‘LESS’. It’s rather about keeping the essential which is truly important to you. It’s a way of lifestyle where you can find real value and create a life you can truly love." - Juwon Kim
"Minimal dance becomes a field of experimentation on the side of abstract painting and repetitive music." - Clara Valerie
"Minimizing the accessories does not mean minimizing the impact." - Alice Poitux
"I was also a big fan of collecting notebooks. However, one day I understood that the best way to collect them is to give them a new life by using them or transferring the things you don’t need to someone, so that we can make the best use of what we have." -Shucong Qian
"Less is more, good social relationships are never in the amount, but about the quality. Good relationships never meet each other through hard work, but when they are running on their own ways." - Tianhui Yan
"Without the abundant clutter of material possessions, you’re free to prioritise what really matters; meaningful life, relationships and health." - Piraya Sanpakij
"Rather than saying that photographers like the expression of minimalism, it is better to say that people have already found the existence of beauty in the concept of rationality" - Tianyi Liu
"This book is also yours" - Paul Brihaye
While all of us are contributing to every part in this book project, the dream of publishing a book will only be possible through your help.
Our book will be beautifully designed and produced, containing stories, drawings and photographs. For €50+euros donors, we'll also send a personalised illustration portrait card drawn by Clara and Shucong! (You can find their drawings above).
So, if you feel happy to also contribute with a donation to make this project a success, please support us. That will be very much appreciative!