Lecture: Political and cultural expression in the public spaces of Paris and Atlanta

When: November 6 from 6:00p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium, College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, (245 4th St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30332)

France is renowned for “taking to the streets” in protest. Atlanta has seen the public space used in demonstrations, particularly during the civil rights movement. Jean-Luc Pinol, professor of contemporary history at the Ecole Nomale supérieur de Lyon and Joëlle Zask, professor of philosophy at the Université d’Aix-Marseille will explore questions of space and political and cultural expression in the historical context of French protests before broadening the discussion to include a comparison of Atlanta’s public spaces.

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Photo JLP HD Jean-Luc Pinol
Ecole Normale supérieure de Lyon- France

Jean-Luc Pinol is a professor of contemporary history at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon. His research focuses on urban history. Also extremely involved in the digital humanities field, he led the TGE Adonis, a large research infrastructure (TGIR) devoted to the development of digital humanities. Some of his recent publications include Histoire de l’Europe urbaine (book and direction writing) in six volumes published by the Editions du Seuil (2011-2012), L’Atlas Historique des villes de France (book and direction writing) published by Hachette in 1996 and L’Atlas des Parisiens de la Révolution à nos jours with Maurice Garden (Editions Parigramme, 2009). This latter work is an application of the digital humanities to the history of Paris. Among his work that is available on the internet, there is the mapping of Jewish children deported from Paris between 1942 and 1944.

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Joëlle Zask
University of Aix-Marseille

Joëlle Zask teaches in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Aix-Marseille in France. Specialist of political philosophy and American philosophy, she is interested in the political stakes of the theories of art and culture. In addition to the articles that appear on her website (http://joelle.zask.over-blog.com/), she is the author of various works including Art et démocratie; Peuples de l’art, PUF, 2003 et Participer ; Essais sur les formes démocratiques de la participation, Le bord de l’eau Editions, 2011. Her most recent book proposes an analysis of contemporary outdoor sculptures according to the choice (or lack of choice) of their location. It is entitled, Outdoor Art. La sculpture et ses lieux Editions la Découverte, coll "Les empêcheurs de penser en rond", 2013).

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