4 publications matching keyword "aspirations"
08/27/2019 - 16:42
Over the past decade, bicycle self-repair workshops have been growing in France. By teaching people how to repair their bicycles, these collectives share a variety of goals: some aim mainly to promote bicycling and increase autonomy by teaching people how to repair their bikes, others advocate for environmental causes, others still are part of a broader political commitment (LGBTI, anti-capitalism, self-sustainability, etc.)... These collectives, which are still a recent phenomenon, have so far received little attention in the scientific literature. Beyond the independence one can gain by learning a practice, does taking part in these workshops bring about wider changes in one’s lifestyle and view of society?
03/07/2018 - 11:28
What would the lifestyles and mobility of tomorrow look like in France if they were to be realized according to people’s utopian dreams? What changes would have to be made in terms of collective rhythms, transportation services, territorial organization and employment to make them possible? It's hard to embrace the lifestyle of one’s dreams, and yet some people manage to. But how, and at what price? What does their experience teach us about the obstacles to overcome so that others may follow in their footsteps? The goal of the survey was to sketch out desirable futures by speaking with French citizens.
02/02/2017 - 12:34
The Mobile Lives Forum highlights the necessity to (re)think the role of mobility in our societies in order to imagine lifestyles that are more desirable and sustainable. Researchers, activists and citizens who have chosen to lead atypical lifestyles in France, Switzerland, or Belgium participated in a workshop to discuss the doors these mobile lifestyles open for the future. Discover interviews with these lifestyle pioneers, as well as the findings of the prospective reflection that followed. Food for thought to imagine how mobility in the future will differ from that of today.
01/07/2019 - 15:59
How important are daily travels in our lives? Does mobility help us attain our desired daily activities? Or does it weigh too heavily on our everyday lives? This quantitative survey presents an original methodology to answer these questions in France.