Jean Schneider has been working for the French government’s Agency for Promotion of Industrial Design (APCI) since 2001. He is in charge of most of the agency’s European activities, and has contributed to various European projects, such as Design for Future Needs and ADMIRE/Design Management Europe. He coordinates a yearly conference on design and innovation support policies in Europe, which is held regularly in January in Paris.
Jean Schneider has taught design in various schools in France and elsewhere in Europe and is a contributor to conferences and publications. His main areas of study are the social and cultural backgrounds of design and mass production, the ideologies of design and theories of decorative arts.
Besides running a small consulting activity, he is interested in any forward-looking venture.