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Editorial

On ne plaisante pas avec l’humour.

Le mouvement de société du 11 janvier.

Jacques Lévy @en | 16.01.2015

The deadly attack against Charlie Hebdo on 7th January 2015 in Paris has resulted in an immense protest and solidarity movement. This event deserves the full attention of researchers in social sciences. Beyond apparent contradictions, the movement displays a series of speeches that are in phase with the ethical and political dimensions of contemporary societies of individuals. In fact, the way issues have been demarcated is significantly different from what the French polity usually proposes. Should the methodology expressed by this movement be adopted, other public policies and politics would probably emerge. [...]

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Penser l’espace avec ses pieds.

Coverley, Merlin (dir.). 2011. Psychogéographie ! Poétique de l’exploration urbaine. Lyon : Les Moutons Électriques.

Nicolas Canova | 03.03.2015 illustration Penser l’espace avec ses pieds.

This review of Merlin Coverley’s recent Psychogéographie aims at extracting from its contemporaneous mobilization the main concepts that make up its meaning. This so called Situationnist “invention” has risen from its ashes after a premature death. Developed as a methodology of urban exploration, [...]

Strategic Navigation.

A multiplanar methodology for strategic spatial planning.

Jean Hillier @en | 23.02.2015

I regard strategic spatial planning as an adaptive practice concerned with what can be done in the face of uncertainty. Inspired by Deleuze and Guattari, I present a multiplanar theorisation of strategic spatial planning as strategic navigation, involving both [...]

Déconstruire Superphénix.

Un débat public vu par la presse régionale (1997-2013).

Romain J. Garcier et Yves-François Le Lay | 17.02.2015

In 1996, after only eleven years of operation, the Superphénix fast breeder reactor was shut down. The following year, the socialist government of Lionel Jospin decided in favour of a permanent shutdown and immediate decommissioning. A fierce controversy ensued, [...]

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Works

Strategic Navigation.

Jean Hillier @en | 23.02.2015

I regard strategic spatial planning as an adaptive practice concerned with what can be done in the face of uncertainty. Inspired by Deleuze and Guattari, I present a multiplanar theorisation of strategic spatial planning as strategic navigation, involving both [...]

Déconstruire Superphénix.

Romain J. Garcier et Yves-François Le Lay | 17.02.2015

In 1996, after only eleven years of operation, the Superphénix fast breeder reactor was shut down. The following year, the socialist government of Lionel Jospin decided in favour of a permanent shutdown and immediate decommissioning. A fierce controversy ensued, [...]

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Laboratory

Imintanout, lieu de pensée.

Interview.

Augustin Berque | 01.07.2014 illustration Imintanout, lieu de pensée.

The series of pedagogical films Thinking Places/Lieux pensants, directed by Jacques Lévy, is structured around ten questions. The interviewer was Jacques Lévy, the interviewee Augustin Berque, and the place Imintanout, at the foot of the western High Atlas, on the route from Marrakech [...]

Mapping Urban Intelligence.

Jacques Lévy @en | 17.05.2014

The texts of this Traversal are position papers. They have been written in the prospect of a conference that will take place in July 2014, organised at Laval University, Quebec, by the Eidolon cartographic research network. The title [...]

Virtualités.

Jacques Lévy @en | 17.12.2013

Among the interviews conducted in Geneva, general and abstract speeches on the future are rare. This does not prove that the future is absent from discourses and imaginations ; it could mean that the tools we use do not [...]

Concevoir l’urbain en figures.

Alexandre Rigal @en | 12.11.2013

Urban space is sometimes said to be irrepresentable. However, many representations and images make it comprehensible. These forms and images are spreading in our daily lives and in scientific practices through various technological tools. Trying to understand these fragmentary [...]

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Books

Penser l’espace avec ses pieds.

Coverley, Merlin (dir.). 2011. Psychogéographie ! Poétique de l’exploration urbaine. Lyon : Les Moutons Électriques.

Nicolas Canova | 03.03.2015 illustration Penser l’espace avec ses pieds.

This review of Merlin Coverley’s recent Psychogéographie aims at extracting from its contemporaneous mobilization the main concepts that make up its meaning. This so called Situationnist “invention” has risen from its ashes after a premature death. Developed as a methodology of urban exploration, [...]

L’invention partagée.

Lussault, Michel. 2013. L’avènement du Monde. Paris : Seuil.

Jacques Lévy @en | 27.01.2015

L’avènement du Monde by Michel Lussault offers a substantial and innovative spatial theory of an object, the World. Space is addressed both as a technical system and a society, and each of these approaches generates an overall, panoramic view. [...]

Le langage vidéo au service des sciences sociales.

Lévy, Jacques. 2013. Urbanité/s Urbanity/ies. Lausanne : Chôros.

Jérémie Hua Ngoc @en | 13.01.2015

Films are often a relevant medium that can fully grasp the city, as filmmakers have abundantly showed. Urbanité/s Urbanity/ies by Jacques Lévy gives food for thought for the researcher in social sciences, and more specifically for the geographer, as [...]

Tensions dans la création.

Menger, Pierre-Michel. 2014. La différence, la concurrence et la disproportion. Sociologie du travail créateur. Paris : Collège de France/Fayard.

Nicolas Poirier @en | 06.01.2015

Dans cet ouvrage qui reprend sa conférence inaugurale au Collège de France, Pierre-Michel Menger cherche à réfléchir sociologiquement la dimension créatrice du travail telle qu’elle se manifeste notamment dans le domaine scientifique et, de manière sans doute encore plus [...]

Les dangers du populisme géographique.

Guilluy, Christophe. 2014. La France périphérique, comment on a sacrifié les classes populaires. Paris : Flammarion.

Stéphane Cordobes @en | 02.12.2014

Contemporary economic mutations contribute to undermining some parts of the French territory and their inhabitants. Thus, Christophe Guilluy depicts the geography of France as a two-tiered territory with, on the one hand, dynamic metropolitan spaces populated with cosmopolitan elites [...]

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Objects

35°Nord 34°Est

Éric Valette @en | 19.11.2013

Illustrated conference performance, on the basis of a historic timeline of Cyprus. 35° north/34° east is the location of the small section of the beach enclosed in the buffer zone that divides the island in two, just below the [...]

Genève face à sa mondialité.

Manouk Borzakian @en | 02.04.2013

In this article, Geneva, a small world city that is facing a significant economic and demographic growth, is examined with the help of a map where spatial distribution of Anglo-Saxon and Portuguese residents is represented. The different distribution patterns [...]

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In the air

The future of scientific journals.

Igor Moullier | 23.04.2013

On the occasion of its one hundredth issue (“Faire des sciences sociales du politique”, Politix, 100, 2012/4), the journal Politix offers a series of retrospective points of view following [...]

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Traversals

Une rencontre spatio-temporelle.

Jacques Lévy @en et Hélène Noizet @en | 07.10.2014

Ce recueil d’articles est d’abord le résultat d’une rencontre. Des historiens et des archéologues ont interpelé des géographes en leur disant leur intérêt pour la théorie de l’espace et en leur proposant un dialogue avec leurs propres problématiques, visant [...]

Avec quoi n’êtes-vous pas d’accord?

Jacques Lévy @en | 09.07.2014

En janvier 2013, se tenait à Rolle, la ville où réside Jean-Luc Godard — un cinéaste qui se voue inlassablement à n’être d’accord avec personne —, un séminaire du Programme doctoral Architecture et Sciences de la Ville de l’École polytechnique fédérale [...]

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