A place of discussion, exchange and brainstorming, the steering and prospective committee functions as a research seminar and meets on a semi-annual basis.
Diverse in its multi-disciplinarity, the committee is a reflection of the Forum’s unique place at the crossroads of research, politics and artistic creation. It considers a multitude of viewpoints and promotes original comparisons, allowing for an understanding of mobility from various perspectives (social, political, anthropological and economic) and new keys for understanding.
A professor of sociology and methodology at the University of Basel (Switzerland), Max Bergman is member of UNESCO’s Swiss network and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative of the United Nations..
A central engineer, Philippe Bihouix is director of the international branch of SNCF Géodis railway sector. He is a specialist on questions of non-renewable resources and associated technological, economic and social issues.
Prospective Director of Keolis Group, Eric Chareyon launched the Kéoscopie approach, a large-scale survey on lifestyles and mobility.
A doctor of mathematics and former Minister of Territorial Planning and Environment under Lionel Jospin, Yves Cochet was a European environmental deputy until June 2014. He was also a member of the National Assembly from 1997 to 2011. Today, he is president of the Momentum Institute, a laboratory of ideas on the Anthropocene.
Marie DE LATTRE-GASQUET
A researcher at CIRAD, the French organization for agronomic research and international cooperation for sustainable development in tropical and Mediterranean regions, Marie de LATTRE-GASQUET is a specialist in global food and agricultural systems.
Former associate professor of history and a national and local representative, Philippe Duron has served as a city councilor (1983), deputy mayor (1985) and mayor (of Louvigny, 14111, from 1989 to 2004). A deputy of the 1 st precinct of Calvados in 1997, he was re-elected in 2008 and 2012. He was also president of the Basse-Normandie region (2004) and, later, mayor of Caen (2008).
Deputy chief financial officer and head of purchases and information systems for SNCF, Mathias Emmerich is an associate of social sciences, an ENA graduate and a public auditor at the Court of Auditors. He was notably managing director of Voyages-sncf.com and secretary general of the Publicis group.
Caroline Gallez is a researcher at the IFSTTAR (French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks) in the City, Mobility and Transport Laboratory. She is director of the "City, Transports and Territories" doctoral program at the University of Paris-Est.
Philosopher. He is professor of social, moral and political philosophy at Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium).
Photographer-videographer and anthropologist. She holds a PhD in communication sciences and is a member of the City Mobility Transport Laboratory and lecturer at the Paris School of Urban Planning.
Swiss sociologist and scientific director of the Forum Vies Mobiles, Vincent Kaufmann is a mobility research pioneer and inventor of the concept of motility . He is director of the Urban Sociology Laboratory at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (LaSUR-EPFL) and professor of sociology and mobility analysis.
Arnaud LE MARCHAND
Lecturer in economics at the University of Le Havre, Arnaud le Marchand is a member of the TERRA scientific network.
Historian and sociologist of science and technology, Christian Licoppe is professor of sociology of information and communication technologies at Telecom ParisTech.
Director of the University of Paris-Dauphine Social Science Laboratory, IRISSO (Institut de recherche interdisciplinaire en sciences sociales) and professor of sociology at Paris-Dauphine, Dominique Meda is Ecological Reconversion, Work and Social Policy chair at the Collège d’études mondiales.
A writer and essayist, Jean-Pierre Martin is professor emeritus of literature at the University of Lyon 2, an honorary member of the Institut Universitaire de France and a member of the editorial board of Les Temps Modernes .
Philosopher, publishing director of Esprit magazineand editorial director (1988-2012), Olivier Mongin co-founded the magazine Tous Urbains and is vice-president of La République des Idées.
Director of a’urba (agence d’urbanisme Bordeaux metropole Aquitaine) and former director of Latts (Laboratoire Techniques-Territoires-Sociétés), Jean-Marc Offner has taught at both the École des Ponts and Sciences Po. He is or has been a member of the editorial boards of journals Métropolis , Urbanisme , Flux and Cahiers de la métropole bordelaise .
The Mobile Lives Forum is headed by Mathias Emmerich, SNCF Deputy chief financial officer .
Mathias Emmerich is the Deputy chief financial officer and head of purchases and information systems for SNCF, Mathias Emmerich is an associate of social sciences, an ENA graduate and a public auditor at the Court of Auditors. He was notably managing director of Voyages-sncf.com and secretary general of the Publicis group.
Directors Christophe Gay and Sylvie Landriève are responsible for steering, organizing and coordinating the Institute’s activities.
Christophe Gay has combined training in international law (Sceaux), political science (Sorbonne) and psychosociology (Nanterre). After working on the image of big companies and local governments, he was the regional transportation communication director and then headed strategic planning for SNCF communications. An expert in mobility issues, he is behind the creation of the Forum. Contact.
Sylvie Landriève is a Co-director of the Mobile Lives Forum. She focuses on the evaluation of public policies and the involvement of citizens in their development. With an academic background in the social sciences (Sorbonne and Sciences Po Paris) and research in management (Mines, Nanterre, and ESCP), she furthered her interest in these topics through her work in real estate as well as private and public urban planning (BNP Real Estate, SNCF). Her book L'Immobilier. Une passion française (Demopolis) was published in 2016. Contact.
Vincent Kaufmann is the Mobile Lives Forum’s scientific director. In charge of validating the scientific interest of Forum guidelines, actions and productions, he chairs the Steering and Strategic Foresight Committee and oversees the implementing of the Forum’s projects at the scientific level.
Vincent Kaufmann, a Swiss sociologist, is one of the pioneers of mobility and inventor of the concept of motility. He is director of LaSUR at the EPFL, General Secretary of CEAT and professor of sociology and mobility analyses.
Javier Caletrio is the scientific advisor of the Mobile Lives Forum for the English-speaking world.
Javier Caletrío (BA Economics, Valencia; MA, PhD Sociology, Lancaster) is a researcher with a background in the humanities and social sciences. In adittion, he also has a strong interest in the natural sciences, especially ecology and ornithology. His research lies broadly in the areas of environmental change and sustainability transitions, especially in relation to mobility and inequality. Javier was based at the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University from 1998 to 2017.
Tom Dubois is responsible for research promotion, communications and public relations at the Mobile Lives Forum. He holds a master's degree in Urbanism and Urban Planning (Paris School of Urban Planning / École des Ponts Paris Tech) as well as a master's degree in communication (Sciences Po Paris). Contact.
Thomas Evariste holds master’s degree in history and publishing (University of Caen). He was a lecturer for the National Monuments at the Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel, then worked at Presses Universitaires de France before joining the Mobile Lives Forum as editorial director. Contact.
Anne Fuzier , a graduate of the master’s program in urban planning and development at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, is responsible for managing some resarch projects in the social sciences and humanities. Contact.
Claire-Marine Javary is graduated from the Altervilles master’s degree (Political and Strategic Alternatives for Towns, Cities and Metropolises of Tomorrow), Sciences Po Lyon and the Jean Monnet University. She oversees research projects and the formulation of desired and sustainable mobility policies. Contact.
Agathe Lefoulon , a graduate of the master’s program in urban planning and development at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, is responsible for managing some resarch projects in the social sciences and humanities and organizing events. Contact.
Catherine Paris , assistant. Contact.
Marc Pearce graduated from the master’s program in urban planning and development at the Urbanism Institute of Paris (IUP) and the National School of Architecture, Paris-Malaquais (ENSAPM). He is responsible for managing research projects in social sciences and organizing seminars and events. Contact.
The Board of Directors defines the Forum’s general policy and aims. It is comprised of five members of the SNCF group.
For the Mobile Lives Forum, mobility is understood as the process of how individuals travel across distances in order to deploy through time and space the activities that make up their lifestyles. These travel practices are embedded in socio-technical systems, produced by transport and communication industries and techniques, and by normative discourses on these practices, with considerable social, environmental and spatial impacts.
Every person, every group can be characterised by greater or lesser propensities for moving around a geographic, economic and social space. “Motility” has been the name given to these aptitudes, a reference to the use of this term in biology.