Irène Hirt

Irène Hirt is a geographer and professor at the Geography and Environment Department of the Geneva University. She is interested in collaborative research methods, in particular participatory mapping, in relation to indigenous reterritorializations across the Americas. More broadly, her research focuses on the production and use of the cartographic language, techniques and representations by marginalized social actors.

Métrologies critiques de l'espace. Peer review

Critical Approaches to Metrology.

Matthieu NoucherIrène Hirt et Xavier Arnauld de Sartre | 21.02.2019

When the construction of a political space demands shared systems of measurement, ensuring that everything is made comparable, coding categories and procedures are brought into place. Attributing singular cases to measurable categories was for a long time a prerogative of the State, but new systems of metrology are now broadening the range of players. With this traversal, we aim to start deconstructing these metrological systems, both old and new, to prompt different readings of the rhetoric behind them. By [...]