Open cooperation expert, digital nomad and music lover, Lilian has worked and taught in France, the UK, India and Senegal and currently lives in France.
Originally trained as a plant biologist, he worked in top research labs in France and the UK (INRA, CEA, University of Cambridge) and his work has been published in several scientific journals. In 2005, he left academia to study open collaboration practices emerging online and in 2008 he started freelancing, teaching and advising organisations on the use of open collaboration practices, social media tools, and user-centered design. Since 2009, Lilian has been interested in the role of money in shaping social architectures and has been studying complementary currencies as alternative means to promote exchange and co-operation. His current interests include stigmergic collaboration, open innovation, placemaking, and he is working on Co-Creative-Recipes.cc, a free/libre library of creative events and formats to help communities self-organise and cooperate.