Maxime Huré | Political scientist
26 June 2018
In France, as is the case around the world, a growing number of cities have opted to launch free public transport initiatives. Why did they decide to offer free public transport? How do they finance it? Maxime Huré, lecturer in political science at the University of Perpignan, shares his views on the topic
These videoconferences, given by experienced or up-and-coming researchers in the field of mobility, address a wide range of basic issues, from the mobility turn to mobile methods and the relocation of production. Over time, they’re intended to provide a visual encyclopedia of mobility.
13 December 2012
Fabien Chalon | Artist
A visual artist and creator of moving sculptures for 20 years, Fabien Chalon was commissioned by the SNCF to create “Le Monde en Marche” (World in Motion) : monumental sculpture that has livened up the centre of the Gare du Nord in Paris since 2008. It’s a “monument” that moves every hour and leads to conversations and discussions between travellers. It’s a playful and lively piece of participatory art.
11 December 2012
Thomas Birtchnell | Social Scientist
Additive manufacturing will revolutionise production, but its effects on cargo transport are unpredictable. Thomas Birtchnell offers four possible scenarios.
11 December 2012
Monika Büscher | Social Scientist
Attached to our smart phones, we’ve never been so connected, but what are the implications for traditional social interactions, asks Dr Monika Büscher. And how is it changing our awareness and involvement in politics?
10 December 2012
John Urry | Social Scientist
Many writers now mobilize the “mobility turn”. As this post-disciplinary concept spreads through social sciences, it has become essential to analyze the complex organization of today’s economic, social and political spaces, argues Professor John Urry.