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The International colloquium senses of movement Friday June 13 Cerisy through international Cerisy-la-Salle, Thursday June 19 Conference Manche, 2003 Centre France Colloquium organisers: François Ascher Jacques Lévy Modernity confronts societies with an ever wider exposure to movement: social movement, which Thursday June 12 changes the places and roles of individuals and from 15:00 Participants arrive Sylvain Allemand Scientific groups, previously fixed by immutable rules; committee: movement of ideas, which replaces traditions by Sylvain Allemand François Ascher Alain Bourdin Jacques Lévy opinions and choices constructed out of an increasing diversity of experience; movement of timescales, 21:00 CCIC and Colloquium presentation Michel Lussault Michel Savy which places the planning process at the heart both of John Urry personal and organisational life; movement of sciences and technology, which makes innovation a Institut pour la ville en mouvement 10, rue des Halles 75001 Paris key element in the dynamics of exchange; movement of information and knowledge, which allows near- Friday June 13 tél. : +33 (0)1 53 40 95 60 fax : + 33 (0)1 53 40 95 61 instantaneous connection between every point of the Plenary sessions, workshops, planet; movement of goods, which seems almost www.ville-en-mouvement.com firstname.lastname@example.org General Representative: emancipated from geographical distance by advances free evening Mireille Apel-Muller in transport techniques; movement of capitals, which “float” electronically from one continent to the next; movement of families, which are composed and 9:30 recomposed in ever more complex ways; movement of people, who at any age and almost any time, travel 12:30 Plenary sessions ever larger distances. How can individuals who are constantly on the move form interest groups, establish solidarity, situate François themselves in relation to others, maintain shared Ascher geographical ties? professor at the French Town Planning Institute/ How do different societies react when confronted University of Paris-8, France with this multi-mobility modernity? To what extent “What moves do they adopt the same solutions or, alternatively, the city” different solutions marked by the perpetuation of different cultural and social traits? Do not different Marie-Hélène cultural models conflict in the confrontation of Massot mobilities? Inrets, France It is not the aim of the colloquium to provide simple “What if urban answers to such large and complex questions. Rather, mobilities the objective is to help construct a framework of continue to grow? 14:30 14:30 thought and action for the City on the Move Institute and all those: Prospects for the next 18:30 WORKSHOP 1 18:30 WORKSHOP 2 - who are working to make urban mobility a generic 20 years” right, since it has come to govern access to work, the “Mobilities “Urban housing, to the family, to education, and leisure; Pierre Veltz for the twenty- mobilities and economist, National Civil first Century: spatialities” - who are seeking to make transport a thing of quality, Engineering School, Beyond Marne-la-Vallée, France in its resources, its places and its times. Societies…” “The multi- movement economy” [Workshop contents two on page four] three WORKSHOP 1: “Mobilities for the twenty-first Century: Beyond Societies…” Saturday June 14 Coordinator: With: Christian Nigel Tim Sharon Zukin sociologist, City Workshops, John Urry sociologist, University of Licoppe historian, sociologist, Thrift geographer, University Cresswell geographer, Hampshire, UK University of New York, Brooklyn, USA plenary sessions, Lancaster, UK “Small Worlds” France Télécom, France “Urban of Bristol, UK “Instant “Towards an lecture evening ethics and mobilities in mobility” politics of the age of the mobilities” mobile phone” 9:30 9:30 This workshop will look at the repercussions of the new mobilities in contemporary societies. It will consider how the different How does the networking of the different components of day-to-day life take place ? Can we say that societies as such still exist ? 12:30 WORKSHOP 1 [CONT.] 12:30 WORKSHOP 2 [CONT.] forms of mobility (mobilities of goods and These are some of the questions that will be “Mobilities “Urban people, information, etc.) alter social life considered during this workshop. for the twenty- mobilities and by extending remote relations. first Century: spatialities” Do these changes threaten societies in their Beyond capacity as “communities of destiny”? Societies…” Are there new forms of life based specifically on movement? Do the changes associated with the expansion of telecommunications and transport networks confirm the emergence of what the sociologist Manuel Castells calls “the network society” ? 14:30 Plenary sessions WORKSHOP 2: “Urban mobilities and spatialities” Catherine Coordinator: Marcel Smets Vincent Francis Bernardo Edward Soja geographer, University Withol de Wenden 15:45 Peter Jacques Lévy town planner and architect, Kaufmann Jauréguiberry Secchi of California, USA political scientist, geographer, IEP de Paris, University of Leuven, Belgium sociologist, Polytechnic Societies and town planner “Postmetro- Centre for International Gourevitch France of Lausanne, Switzerland Development Research and architect, Italy Relations Studies, Paris, political scientist, With: “The question Institute, Paris, France “Figures politan Nodalities: France Graduate School of International Relations of modal “The telephonic and forms Reshaping “Citizenship and Pacific Studies, choices and cocooning of movement” the Geography and the new University of California, the political of the hyper- of Movement in forms of San Diego, USA mobile” Contemporary international “Institutions and technical in the globalised influences which Urban Societies” migration” economy” can affect these choices” 21:00 Lecture The purpose of this workshop is to relate supporting an underlying activity of urban life of which the intensity of mobility is mobility to other spatialities, notably that of or a lifestyle choice. In fact, the options undoubtedly one – but not the only – facet. the city in general. It will look at the links between methods of transport – notably One possible hypothesis, therefore, is that Bernard between the practices and contexts of intra between the car and public transport – relate mobilities are – no pun intended – a good Tschumi and inter-urban mobility, on the one hand, and to the private or public character of the space vehicle for approaching the great debates that architect, the desired models for organising urban space, and practices of the city, to density, to urban are on the political agenda of urban societies. Switzerland-USA on the other. For it appears that mobility mix, to environmental issues, in short to a “Architecture systems, approached from the perspective of head-to-head between the “compact city” and of place, transport networks and methods of travel, are the “diffuse city”. In other words, we need to architecture four not just a neutral technical mechanism consider a complex range of strategic choices, of flow” five Sunday WORKSHOP 3: “Mobilities and cultures: anthropology-based comparative approaches” June15 Workshops, screening Coordinator: Michel John Eade sociologist, University of Jean-Samuel Alain Tarrius Achille Rogério and debates Surrey, Roehampton, UK Bordreuil sociologist, anthropologist, University of Toulouse Mbembe Haesbaert Lussault “Visitors, Locals sociologist, Mediterranean Centre for the Human Le Mirail, France University of Witwatersrand, da Costa geographer, University of Tours, France and Cultural and Social Sciences, “Globalisation South Africa geographer, Federal University Fluminense de Meeting Grounds: Aix/Marseille, France from below” “The mobility Rio, Brazil “Culture and 9:30 9:30 With: Explorer Tourism, Pilgrimage orchestrations of mobilities” of the new South African “The myth of deterito- 12:30 WORKSHOP 3 12:30 WORKSHOP 4 and Labour Migration” business class” rialisation” “Mobilities and “Individuals cultures: and the anthropology- generalisation Contemporary mobility is usually studied as if The workshop will thus focus on mobilities as which denote a rejection of, or at least a non- based of mobility?” it were an universal fact, applicable to every culturally situate – i.e. arising within specific adherence to, the dominant values of the comparative circumstance, and varying only in intensity. cultural spaces – but also on the analysis of globalised societies that assign an essential approaches” What this postulates is the existence of a situations where different cultures are place to the fact and velocity of movement. continuum of mobilities that differentiates confronted in and through the practices of By combining all these approaches, and societies and spaces according to levels of mobility. Tourism, for example, or certain considering the varieties of conceptions and 14:30 14:30 mobility (a differentiation that includes more or less explicit value judgments on activities relating to the operation of more or less informal networks of the economy or/and practices, it is hoped to obtain a better understanding of the cultural dimension of 18:30 WORKSHOP 3 [CONT.] 18:30 WORKSHOP 4 [CONT.] inequalities of development). In fact, cultures (in the anthropological sense) are essential to be taken into account in migration, constitute particularly significant problems-situations of this kind. In addition, the workshop will consider the interest in mobility and, at the same time and symmetrically, of the specific way in which mobility contributes to the creation of cultures differentiating and specifying mobilities both slowness and immobility, breaks, rest, which shared by social groups, i.e. of societies. within a single society and between societies. characterise certain cultural situations and 21:00 Screening- WORKSHOP 4: “Individuals and the generalisation of mobility?” discussion Danilo “A taxi in Coordinator: Patrick Baert Mathis Stock Beijing”, Alain Martuccelli sociologist, Faculty of Social and Political geographer, Germany “Societies sociologist, CNRS- a film of Ning Beijing and its urban Bourdin Clersé/Lille Centre for Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK with mobile consumption, leisure), facilitates a more changes seen from the French Institute for Town Sociological and precise approach to the figure of modern man. Ying (China), taxi of Feng De, a young Planning, Economic Study and “Contemporary individuals: It also makes it possible to take a different University of Paris-8, attended man in the throes of a France Research, France society and towards a approach to questions of town planning and by the director divorce, who carries in “Metamorphoses cultural shifts” new way of town management, for example urban sprawl, himself different social With: of the real” inhabiting? but even more important, the role of mobility- categories of modern China: a librarian, a The example related services in the quality of urban life. waitress, migrants newly arrived from the of tourism The purpose of the workshop is to articulate countryside, gangsters,… Produced in 2001, practices” global analyses of contemporary A Taxi in Beijing is the second film by Ning individualism, studies of behaviour typical of Ying, a Chinese director noted for her The way individuals or families manage systems of equivalence and decision-making generalised mobility, in particular as regards documentary on day-to-day life in a Beijing movement is one of the places where the develop and how the act of movement movement, and outline the repercussions this police station. Her films meet an urgent need: characteristics of generalised mobility can be contributes to the construction of a lifestyle. may have for the management and production to show the changes in modern Chinese observed. In particular, it shows what is This subtle analysis, especially if compared of the city. society, before it is too late … meant by perception of the world as a space of with other areas of day-to-day life where the Length: 80 mn. The screening will be mobility, how systems of preference in processors of generalised mobility are also six followed by a discussion with the director. relation to movement are defined, how apparent (family or professional life, seven Monday June 16 WORKSHOP 5: “Relations between urban policies and mobilities” Workshops, screenings Coordinator: Christine Francis Robert Lu Huapu Daniel and debates François Bauhardt Beaucire Cervero Institute of Transportation Studies, Beijing, China Latouche political scientist, geographer, University University of California, National Institute for Ascher Technische Universität of Cergy-Pontoise, France Berkeley, USA “Urban planning Scientific Research, professor at the French 9:30 9:30 Institute of Town Planning University of Paris-8, France Berlin, Germany “Im-mobilities? Transport “Relations between town “Traditional urbanism, New and choice of transport methods in Montreal, Quebec “Mobility and sustainable 12:30 WORKSHOP 5 12:30 WORKSHOP 6 With: policies for the postmodern planning and transport policies in Western technologies, and Mobility choices” the big Chinese conurbations” competitiveness in urban “Relations “Development European city” Europe” societies” between urban models and policies and transportation” mobilities” City development requires a global and long- requires a global architecture simultaneously continents. This further strengthens local term vision: because infrastructures last a capable of handling specificities, sectoral rationales, in particular in transport, minimum of several decades; because the complementarities, substitutions and which cease to be a means of development 14:30 14:30 regulation of urban dynamics by public authorities demands the involvement of redundancies. The issue for town planning today is to renew and become an end themselves. The challenge for local authorities is to 18:30 WORKSHOP 5 [CONT.] 18:30 WORKSHOP 6 [CONT.] citizens and the agents of development; because the interdependence of functions and different networks is contingent on these conceptual instruments, so that it can control and exploit the new potentialities in the transport of people, information and goods. increase their technical and organisational competencies in order to control the use of these new technologies, and even hybridise coordinated investment and sectoral policies. The development of the different exchanges is them if necessary (adapt them to their local The decisive factor in the development of underpinned by increasingly complex and context). cities is the maximisation of the potential for powerful tools of transport and The purpose of this workshop is to analyse 21:00 Screenings Lecture real and virtual exchanges, between individuals and organisations, in the telecommunications. But the growing technicality and cost of these instruments how cities, faced by the same set of modern issues, but in very different contexts, succeed economic, cultural, scientific and reinforce the credibility and power of the or fail in finding solutions, compromises, and “Sound-system” Jean-Yves technological spheres, and in social and people who produce and manage to what extent they could benefit from a Leloup political life. These exchanges require the them. The result is that, by all sorts of reciprocal exchange of experience. by Jérôme journalist, co-author transport of people, information, goods and networks, systems and methods, transnational Duval, of “Global Tekno, journey capital. Since these different mobilities form and partially “offshore” rationales are of initiation into the heart of “Universal electronic music”, France a system, the performance of that system transferred to conurbations on the different Techno” “Electronic by Dominique mobilities, Deluze techno WORKSHOP 6: “Development models and transportation” nomadism” Coordinator: Alain Rallet Screening The workshop will look selectively at some of Since its emergence in the mid-1980s, the Michel Savy economist, University of Paris-11, France the most recent and problematic aspects of economist, Observatory techno music scene seems to have followed for Transport Policies “e-commerce A film on transport development: long-term orientations different movements of concentration and and Strategies and urban Yamato, the of a European policy of “sustainable mobility”, in Europe, France Japanese leader expansion. Initially, there was a phase of mobility: the question of uncoupling, globalisation of expansion and interchange (whether electronic With: reduction in same-day express messaging networks, information or physical), between the big metropolises of or growth?” messaging. technologies, shopping and distribution the western world (New York, Berlin, Paris, Michael (e-commerce), urban logistics, reduction in Chicago, Detroit, London…), based on new Browne Gérard Serre Despite regular references to the transport use by major industries, development bonds between artists. economist, University director of Logistics at “dematerialisation” of the economy, everywhere of new services, the Japanese “takyubin”. of Westminster, UK Yoplait, France In parallel, the popularisation of this music in the world of the transport of people and These themes belong both in the private sphere gave rise to new forms of mobilities which “Developments Director goods is continues to grow. Penetrating into of businesses, consumers and communication, were reflected by audiences: the conquest of in urban of an SMS company every sphere of social life, transport is both a and the public sphere of adaptation to external urban wastelands and the growth of a new logistics” key component in the organisation and effects and regulation. In addition, the type of nomadism across the whole European operation of land, apparent on every scale, and examination will include the viewpoints of eight continent. a revealer of its changes and challenges. professionals and researchers. nine Tuesday June 17 Wednesday June 18 Plenary session with feedback on workshops Plenary round-table, workshop, free evening and debates, round-table, free afternoon, round table evening 9:00 “The governance Transport, 12:45 of mobilities” and especially infrastructure 9:00 Feedback 10:30 With: Round-table led by choices, are the focus of many social issues and of a multitude of debates, not to say on workshops 12:30 Round-table Alain Lipietz economist, The Greens, Jean Lebrun France Culture, France conflicts. The different questions that arise from this will be the theme of this round- table: what are the new emerging economic and discussion France and social needs for today’s urban transport? led by Christian How can we reconcile the economic and Michel Savy Dellacherie social necessity to facilitate travel in cities economist, Observatory of transport policies trade unionist, CGT, France Summing up (which now increasingly function at a quasi- and strategies in Europe, One percentage of regional scale), with the environmental France Hervé additional growth by constraints of sustainable development? “Is movement Mariton generates new mobility Jacques Lévy How can we reconcile the interests of geographer, Paris Institute sustainable?” MP for the Drôme, flows and therefore of Political Studies, metropolitan entities (notably their UMP, France France further congestion and infrastructural needs) with the interests of pollution. Hence the “locals” and smaller social and institutional need to find alternatives that break this entities (villagers, districts)? automatic link. This is the principle of How can we reconcile participative decoupling that transport specialists have democracy with representative democracy in recently begun to promote in the context of “Companies: relation to transport? sustainable development, and which will be the agents What are the the subject of debate at this round table. of movement” potential and With: Wolfgang limitations of current transport systems? Do the globalisation and Jean-Marie Schuster mayor of Stuttgart, the change of scale that they imply mean that Bockel Germany local and regional territories are destined to mayor of Mulhouse, France dissolve into continental-scale systems of René Zingraff production? What solutions exist for Jean-Martin joint-Manager of 21:00 Round-table With: Dana Eric Le Breton Lecturer at the University This round-table will sustainable growth? Can economic dynamics be “uncoupled” from those of the mobilities Folz president of PSA Peugeot Citroën, France the Michelin companies, France of persons and goods? Will new technologies led by Diminescu of Rennes-2, Laboratory for Human and Social look at mobilities in significantly alter the development of Anne-Marie sociologist, Institute of Sylvain Science Research/LARES, populations living on the transport in the medium and long term? Will Allemand journalist, France Human Sciences, France Xavier France margins of society. Either because they are excluded due to the developing countries experience transport growth as rapid and in the same form as has Idrac chairman of the RATP 15:00 Workshop “On the margins Emmanuelli precarious living conditions and/or problems occurred in the developed countries?Will the Georges to formulate of modernity: former Minister, founder of access to areas of employment and of imperatives of sustainable development affect immobile and of the Samu Social, France leisure. Or out of choice. While the first group transport development, especially in cities? Mercadal a charter hypermobile raises the question of the right to mobility and These are some of the questions that will be vice-President of the National Commission for for the city invites innovative solutions regarding examined in this round-table. Public Debate/CNDP, on the move populations” accessibility, transport costs and mobility aid France services, the second group (street-people or cross-frontier migrants) adopts methods and practices of mobility that society sometimes has difficulty in understanding and accepting. Thursday June 19 ten Participants departure eleven PRACTICAL INFORMATION new solutions will need to be invented. Colloquium with simultaneous English For more information, visit our website: and French translation. http ://www.city-on-the-move.com Summaries of papers are posted on the CCIC web site THE CERISY-LA-SALLE INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CENTER (www.ccic-cerisy.asso.fr). Since its foundation in 1952 by Anne In situ: breakfast: from 8 AM; Heurgon-Desjardins, the Cerisy Cultural lunch: 12:30 PM (noon, on Thursday 19 June); Centre has carried on the tradition of the dinner: 7:30 PM. “Pontigny Decades”, created by Paul The workshop venues will be posted during Desjardins, where from 1910 to 1939 many the colloquium. eminent personalities of their time met to debate artistic, literary, philosophical, political INFORMATION AND SUBSCRIPTION: and social themes. Among these figures were Secretariat of the CCIC, tel.: 33 2 33 46 91 66 Bachelard, Copeau, Curtius, Gide, fax : 33  2 33 46 11 39 Groethuysen, Koyré, Malraux, Martin du e-mail : email@example.com Gard, Mauriac, Maurois, Saint-Exupéry, www.ccic-cerisy.asso.fr Valéry, Wells. Address: Centre Culturel International, The Centre is sponsored by the “Friends of 50210 Cerisy-la-Salle Pontigny-Cerisy”, a non-profit association established in 1972 under French law, INSTITUT FOR THE CITY ON THE MOVE currently headed by Maurice de Gandillac. The Institut pour la Ville en Mouvement was The Association’s purpose is to promote created in 2001 on the initiative of the PSA exchange between artists, intellectuals and Peugeot Citroën Group, for the purpose of scholars from all around the world. contributing to reflection, action and Under its current directors Edith Heurgon and innovation with the potential to enhance urban Catherine Peyrou, at the historic Château of mobility. Cerisy-la-Salle in the Manche, every year the The capacity for people, goods or information Centre organises a dozen or so colloquia, to move around, and the accessibility of every seminars and workshops. From 1952 to today, part of the city, are basic social imperatives, almost two hundred such events have taken since they increasingly govern access to place, marked by numerous publications. habitat, to jobs, to culture, to health, to family The Cerisy colloquia consider a diverse range relations and to leisure. of subjects and points of view. They may IVM has, in collaboration with different focus on the culture of the past (e.g. The partners, already undertaken a series of Renaissance in the 12th century and The Great actions or initiated projects designed in Century of Russia) or equally on particular to: philosophical and artistic movements of the – enhance the mobility of categories of present-day (e.g. Current directions in populations who have difficulty in moving criticism and The New Novel). In addition, around (the blind, children, jobseekers); they have introduced a new structure of – study innovative urban transport solutions events, organised around and attended by (in particular the development of eminent figures who have included intermodality and multimodality and Henri Atlan, Roland Barthes, Yves Bonnefoy, improvement of the urban and architectural Pierre Bourdieu, Michel Butor, Jacques quality of the loci of mobility); Derrida, René Girard, Eugène Ionesco, – to enhance knowledge in this field (notably Edmond Jabès, Emmanuel Lévinas, by means of the Chair created in 2001 in Jean-François Lyotard, Gabriel Marcel, partnership with the “City and Environment” 7Edgar Morin, Francis Ponge, Ilya Prigogine, doctoral college (National Civil Engineering Alain Robbe-Grillet, Léopold Senghor, College, University of Marne-la-Vallée, Claude Simon, Jean Tardieu, René Thom, French Town Planning Institute, University Arnold Toynbee. Paris-12, Higher National School of The Cerisy audience largely consists of artists, Geography, School of Architecture). researchers, teachers and students, but equally IVM also operates abroad, particularly in anyone who wants to participate or simply China where problems of urban transport are look on, as more than one aspect of modern twelve set to become particularly acute and where thought is freely debated and constructed.
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