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Traversals

A Traverse gathers related articles addressing various debate topics.

Sous le calque, la carte. Peer review

Denis Retaillé | 20.12.2019

The zenith view offered by the maps may have led to the oblivion of their sources : horizontal experiences of space through the practical and theoretical mastery of distance. This oblivion and the figurative object, received as a higher reality in the form of the trace, were instruments of power. But the profusion of sources that are now imposed by alternative channels calls into question the scientific exercise of cartography, forcing us to return to the horizontal dimension of [...]

Rythmes urbains et santé mentale. Peer review

Marc Winz | 28.11.2019

This essay proposes an exploratory reflection of the heuristic potential of the notion of rhythm, and more precisely that of urban rhythms – a reflection that allows us to examine the relationships between people diagnosed with schizophrenia and the urban environment. The article first proposes a short state of the art of the relationship between cities and psychosis. Then, a brief discussion of the definition and status of the notion of rhythm allows to propose the concept as a [...]

Connaissances par proximité et rénovation urbaine. Peer review

Bianca BoteaLaëtitia Mongeard et Lise Serra | 08.11.2019

This traversal proposes a multidisciplinary analysis of urban transformations and, in particular, urban renewal from the perspective of the production of knowledge by proximity or familiarity. We want to look at urban renewal as a space of resources, links, actions, categories and cognitive universes in which the researcher participates alongside other field actors. This perspective of analysis, which places the researcher amidst people on the ground, is almost absent from studies on urban renewal in France, despite the profusion [...]

La relation artiste-spectateur face et avec la nudité : une transgression « entre ». Peer review

Pauline Boivineau | 24.10.2019

Interpersonal relationships and intersubjectivity between artists and spectators are an impalpable space, key to the relational artistic plan, which invites us to extend the reflections of N. Bourriaud on what he calls the relational aesthetic. The base of our study is the participant observation of Dévêtu(e), a creation of the Thé à la Rue company, which allowed us to question the hapticity of art and the positionnality of the researcher, so that we can grasp the mobility of the [...]

Connaissances, attachements et écologies de l’enquête dans la rénovation urbaine. Peer review

Bianca Botea | 03.10.2019

This article is based on an anthropological fieldwork carried out in the urban renewal context of the La Duchère district in Lyon. It attempts to analyse the processes of knowledge and other results of this research by placing them into the environments from which they emerged and into the familiarity and attachment relationships established within them. Considering knowledge experiences is an opportunity to look at the nature of scientific work in the context of urban renewal and to examine [...]

Quand la biogéographie métagénomique reconfigure les spatialités. Peer review

Sonia Dheur et Sven Saupe | 27.09.2019

Metagenomics, also termed environmental genomics, is a recently developed technique aiming at the global characterization of the ensemble of DNAs present at a given site. As such, it gradually establishes itself as a novel form of spatial metrology and as a quantitative and qualitative measure of the DNA content of a portion of space (taken in turn as an indicator of the community of human and non-human life forms present at the sampled site). It is currently being applied [...]

« Vous prenez quoi en photo là ? » Peer review

Une approche du quotidien de la rénovation urbaine.

Maïlys Toussaint | 23.08.2019

What can be done when the researcher notices that her methodology of investigation does not apply well to the studied neighborhood ? This research takes place in the Villeneuve of Grenoble, a large neighborhood created as a new center of Grenoble during the 70’s by a pluridisciplinary agency of urbanism and architecture named AUA (Atelier d’Urbanisme et d’Architecture). This urban project, significantly conceived like a social and physical utopia, has become an atypical and complex neighborhood, with its qualities [...]

La lutte pour l’instauration de nouvelles normes corporelles. Peer review

Le cas des mouvements naturistes en France (du 19e siècle aux années 30).

Sylvain Villaret | 15.08.2019

Naturism is based on the practice of collective nudity. That’s why it has long appeared to be part of a deviance, of an abnormality. In the 19th century, as in the beginning of the 20th century, the pioneers of naturism are aware of transgressing social norms, with the judicial risks involved. From these remarks, we will examine, from an historical perspective, the factors that determined the emergence of these bodily practices deemed deviant, but also their diffusion and their [...]

Revisiter le renouvellement urbain et sa fabrique temporelle. Peer review

Un nouvel espace de connaissance de la rénovation de l’habitat social ?

Sophie Némoz | 09.08.2019

The paper questions the everyday life of an urban area whose renewal is part of a project to achieve a « sustainable habitat ». This empirical research has a double purpose. On the one hand, it is a matter of restoring the worlds experienced by the inhabitants and professionals as the lifetime of the so-called and qualified housing. On the other hand, we aim to open up the debate on what the researcher produces through the repeated presence on [...]

Le rythme urbain : un outil de réflexion sur la reconfiguration de la morphologie de l’espace.

Tural Aliyev et Alireza Hashemi Behramani | 03.07.2019

In recent years, the study of rhythm and its possible impacts on the urban environment has become important. Today more than ever, the study of rhythm in a city has a transversal approach and enters in to several social science disciplines. As a result, the article has a transdisciplinary approach and seeks to question the relationships between urban rhythm and the morphology of space, in order to contribute to the reflection of the specialists who are interested in it. [...]