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January 22, 2017

What is SPEAP?
The Experimental Programme in Political Arts (SPEAP) is a one-year Master's programme at the School of Public Affairs for mid-career professionals with at least 4 years of professional experience. This full-time programme brings together architects, designers, academics, public servants, managers, researchers, administrators, activists and curators who wish to enhance their skills, develop inventive tools and give a new momentum to their career.
This multidisciplinary...

April 18, 2016

Warning: after 6 years SPEAP continues with a new formula:
Admission Procedure 2016-17

What is SPEAP?
The Experimental Program in Political Arts (SPEAP) is a one-year Master of the School of Public Affairs for mi-career professionals with at least 4 year of professional experience. The program is a full-time curriculum designed for young professionals (artists, architects, designers, academics, public servants, managers, researchers, administrators, activists, curators…) who wish to enhance their skills, to deepen their education or to give a new momentum to their...

February 6, 2016

After Iconoclash in 2002 and Making Things Public in 2005, Reset Modernity! an exhibition that continues the AIME project (An Inquiry into Modes of Existence) will open in Karlsruhe, at the ZKM.

February 3, 2016

Created seven years ago, the médialab of Sciences Po is a very lively and innovative research group that is specialized in crossing the boundary between social theory (at the beginning mainly ANT and Tarde inspired social research) and the new abundance of digital traces.

September 13, 2015

Some explanation on the fate of the Gifford Lectures given in February 2013. I had put the text of the lecture on the web thinking it could be published soon with Polity. However, I had a lot of work to do with AIME and many new thoughts on the question of Gaia. In the meantime, I had them translated in French. When I started to prepare the French publication, I rewrote them entirely and added two new lectures. The argument is, I hope, much better and more focused and sharp, but now only in French. It will be issued in October by La Découverte. So now I have to ask the remarkable...

June 25, 2015

There is one thing more difficult than to tell good from evil, it is to decide which time we are in, which epoch, and on which land we have our feet on. I was reminded of that difficulty Saturday at the border when the police officer, after having asked me what research I was doing, and on learning that I work en environment with a special interest for the drought, retorted: “Drought, which drought? Have you not read the Bible, it is all there, 7 years dry, 7 years wet, I have been in California for forty years, it’s always like this, it never fails. So don’t believe environmentalists,...

March 20, 2015

In the simulation of the COP21 Climate conference organized by the students of Sciences Po and other universities, the key innovation to break the deadlock of nation states trying to negotiate CO2 emission instead of the causes is to modify the list of parties. This is what has been done. Now, the key exciting moment is to see how students will become able to represent those cross cutting entities against the self interest of nation-states.
You might be interested to participate or to send one of your friends to...

February 14, 2015

Confronted with hideous crimes, the first temptation is to portray the perpetrators as archaic bloodthirsty fanatics who have no place in our midst and that should be uprooted and forever eliminated. It’s especially tempting to say that we are at war with them, since they themselves claim to be at war with us. However, we begin to have second thoughts when we learn that they have been educated in the same schools as our children and that until the moment when they started to be, as it is said, “radicalized”, they were fully “assimilated” to our “secular culture”. The more we learn about...

February 1, 2015

A powerpoint presentation of the project 'theater of negotiations' to be held in a theater in Paris in May 2015 as a simulation of the real COP21, Paris December 2015. Inscriptions for proposing or being in a delegation are closed, but lot's of volunteers are still welcome. See the site of Make it Work

January 19, 2015

Kindly translated by Timothy Howles (and slightly abridged in Le Monde)
Sometimes artists supply the key to current events before they happen. I’m not referring to the novel of a certain Michel Houellebecq , but rather to the film Timbuktu (directed by Abderrahmane Sissako). In that film we find a local imam resisting jihadists who have come from outside the country. Is this Islam against Islam? No, what we have here is a very ancient Islam confronted by foreigners who show themselves incapable of understanding the history and values of the country on which they have laid...