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Occuper les lieux – Occuper les habitants. Ethnographie de deux expérimentations institutionnelles. Bruxelles, Nantes.

Margaux Vigne 1
1 CRENAU - Centre de recherche nantais Architectures Urbanités
AAU - Ambiances, Architectures, Urbanités
Abstract : This thesis challenges the hypothesis of the “temporary“ and of “experimentation“ as promises of the urban fabric renewal, through a cross-ethnography of two participatory devices. The study proposes a three-fold description of these experiences. The first analyses the projects from the point of view of their results, taking into account the objectives and ambitions attributed by the stakeholders, describing their genealogies, stakes and justifications. The second broadens the observation to the places built, to the way inhabitants catch it, to their use within the city and thus, to social, urban and political questions raised. The third tracks the trajectory and the scope of the experimentations from the public stakeholders’ practices, and questions more specifically their potential in terms of institutional transformation. The expression Occupy the places – Occupy the inhabitants questions the participation of inhabitants’ evolutions and the tactical urbanism’ development regarding the control of space, time and attention through urban transformation. With the idea of institutional experimentation, the aim is to analyse experimentation as a new norm between discourses and practices, in particular the risks and promises raised by experimental urbanism. Between involvment and detachment, this cross-investigation is also a way to explore research itself, its methods, its role among society and the use of its productions.
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Margaux Vigne. Occuper les lieux – Occuper les habitants. Ethnographie de deux expérimentations institutionnelles. Bruxelles, Nantes.. Architecture, aménagement de l'espace. Université de Nantes, 2019. Français. ⟨tel-02498401⟩



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