illustration : Objects

Objects

The Objects heading dissects an object (a map, a word, a website, a photograph, etc.) of interest to the social sciences.

Exploring tourist mobility in Paris. A combined visitor survey and GPS tracking study.

Maie Gérardot,Michael Bauder et Tim Freytag | 17.02.2014

This article presents a series of the findings from a combined visitor survey and GPS tracking study that was conducted in May and June 2013 in Paris. The mobility of the 129 participants in this study is characterized by a high degree of spatial concentration at several major tourist attractions. Moreover, the most important axes of tourism mobility in Paris are identified. [...]

35°Nord 34°Est

Conférence/performance, 9’49, 2011

Éric Valette | 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 closed city of Famagusta. This city was the starting point of a collective project, Suspended Spaces, in the context of which 35°Nord 34°Est was realized in response to the importance of the readings and representations of history in a conflict [...]

Genève face à sa mondialité.

Anglo-saxons et portugais comme marqueurs de la segmentation spatiale genevoise.

Manouk Borzakian | 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 show the impact of globalization on the urban space. These patterns also illustrate the risk of socio-spatial fragmentation, which is not inevitable but far more dangerous for Geneva’s development than densification. It is the latter however that tends to be [...]

L’espace-Obama.

Une victoire des réseaux sur les territoires.

Jacques Lévy et Luc Guillemot | 19.11.2012

Spatial characteristics are more relevant than socio-economic features to distinguish Romney and Obama’s electoral bodies. A cartographic representation at county level that uses a population cartogram as a base map makes the opposition between both geographies obvious. As in 2008, big cities and other places interfacing with the outside world favoured Barack Obama, whereas outskirts and small cities primarily voted for Mitt Romney. This spatial dichotomy is not surprising considering the parties’ opposing views on the idea of society [...]

Unveiling the invisible.

Representing transitioning urban space in Vietnam.

Nicolas Lainez | 28.06.2012

This interdisciplinary work examines urban transition in contemporary Vietnam. It focuses on Thu Thiêm, a seemingly ordinary and under-populated neighborhood located across the commercial and tourist center of Ho Chi Minh City. Thu Thiêm has been slated to become the financial center of the southern metropolis, a business district envisioned along the lines of Pudong in Shanghai or the Central Business District in Singapore. In contrast to the gleaming and prosperous images of skyscrapers and modernity [...]

Un regard géographique sur l’icône du handicap.

Mathilde Mus | 15.08.2011

« Si tu prends ma place, prends aussi mon handicap ». Ce slogan a été apposé devant de nombreuses places de parking en France pour inciter les automobilistes indisciplinés à réfléchir avant de se garer sur un espace réservé aux personnes handicapées. Ces places de stationnement territorialisent un espace adapté, accessible et réservé aux personnes [...]

La surprenante a-spatialité des bâtiments onusiens.

Notes cursives sur l’iconographie philatélique onusienne.

Laurent Beauguitte | 20.06.2011

L’Onu émet des timbres où elle montre le lieu qu’elle habite. Mais comment prétendre symboliser le Monde en représentant un bâtiment ? L’étude de l’iconographie philatélique onusienne met en évidence les logiques de représentation jouant sur l’a-spatialité des lieux figurés. [...]

Istanbul : la carte du troisième pont sur le Bosphore.

Benoît Montabone et Yoann Morvan | 18.04.2011

L’implantation du troisième pont sur le Bosphore (Radikal, 01.05.2010). Traduction de la légende : Jaune : Autoroute Nord-Marmara ; Violet : Autoroute Istanbul-Izmir ; Rouge : D-100 (Ancienne E5) ; Vert : Autoroute Tem (Trans-European-Motorway). Le 29 avril 2010 le ministre turc des transports, Binali Yıldırım, a annoncé lors d’une conférence de presse la construction [...]

L’usine électrique de Battersea : le pouvoir d’un objet symbolique.

Mathieu Petite | 18.04.2011

This article deals with the successive projects proposed by various stakeholders to redevelop Battersea Power Station, decommissioned in 1983 in London. By analyzing discourse and argumentation, it emphasizes some controversies resulting of these projects. This article argues that these controversies are bound up to the importance of the images associated to the power station (music, films, advertising, etc.). These images have been producing material fixity that some groups are eager to refer. Accordingly, the power station [...]

(Dés)ordonner la ville : (Art)rangement urbain.

Martine Candelier-Cabon. et Solène Gaudin | 14.03.2011

Démantèlement de la ville – Puzzle Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine. Atelier animé par Armelle Caron – Cliché des auteures. Paris, 10.09.2010. Aux murs de la dernière salle de la Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine est affichée une exposition insolite de tableaux anagrammes en lignes courbes et traits arqués savamment ordonnés. Divisées en [...]