Architect and philosopher, ENSAPLV

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Jean Attali (Philosopher, Honorary Professor at ENSA Paris-Malaquais, Associate Researcher at UMR Ausser / CNRS, Member of the Scientific Council of the ENSASE St. Etienne)
Jean Attali has dedicated his work to the themes of architecture and the urban environment.
He is currently preparing an edition of an Atlas of the World’s Towns & Cities, which was originally produced in digital form within the framework of a research seminar which he directed from 2007 to 2016 (website
His works include Plan and Detail : a philosophy of architecture and the urban environment (2001); Back from the Sea (2014); Elements Europe : The European Council and the Council of the European Union (2016); and Pau 2030, an Atlas for Tomorrow (2017).
He has also recently published articles on The Philosophical Whisperings of Pierre Mercier (2017) and The Landscape of the World’s Cities and Towns (2017).

Session Title: Citizenship: resolving tensions

Together, we aim to debate on and look for answers to the societal issues at stake in the current state of our economically and ecologically over-saturated world.
Citizenship will serve as a guideline in our approach to educational and social practices committed to envisioning the future of design, of the city, and of the planet. We propose a collective reflection on the notion of individual responsibility for all stakeholders - designers, architects, sociologists, urban planners - in order to find solutions to create new patterns of life.
Three languages:
-Together: For education and transmission
-Together: Towards a new participative and collaborative approach
-Together: Towards social ecology as a concrete objective in offering future generations “feasible utopias” which are effective.
Three guidelines for resolving conflicts:
-To get “where”? The question of mobility.
-To get “where”? Redefining growth.
-To get “where”? Towards the creation of new systems.