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March 6, 2014

Christophe Leclercq has prepared a film going (silently) through most of the features of the AIME platform accessible on modesofexistence.org
If you wish to have the sound you should go to the full presentation shown here.

February 28, 2014

For they academic year 2014-2015, SPEAP wishes to take advantage of the opportunity presented by the Climate Conference COP21, to be held in Paris in December 2015. Working on the urgent and necessary questions raised, and on new forms of debate and modes of representation for the climate problem. Participants will form multi-disciplinary groups mobilized around commissions generated by this global event.
It is not necessary to be a specialist on climate questions, eco-politics or geo-politics, or even to have worked on such subjects, however, readiness to contribute your skills and...

January 16, 2014

In a recent paper Edwin Sayes. "Actor–Network Theory and Methodology: Just what does it mean to say that nonhumans have agency?" Social Studies of Science (2013): 1-16, offers a very balanced and extremely interesting review of a topic that has created some light and a lot of obscurity.

January 10, 2014

The experiment done in 2010 in Venice at the Cinni Foundation to try to connect theology and ecology is now out through an edited book by Pasquale Gagliardi, Anne Marie Reijnen, and Philipp Valentini. Protecting Nature, Saving Cretion. Ecological Conflicts, Religious Passions and Political Quandaries. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. The second part which is made of the reactions of the authors to the experiment will be of great interest to all who try to work on the interface between the two concepts of Nature and Creation.
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October 1, 2013


The digital platform is now fully active including the fourth column! Congratulations to the AIME team of engineer, designers and organizers who worked to beat the September deadline. As of October 24th, we consider that the digital functions are completed (of course they need a lot of further work) and that we can concentrate our attention fully to the process of the inquiry.
In addition to the text, the platform includes the index/glossary/vocabulary,...

September 6, 2013

The play "Gaia Global Circus" has been played in French in Toulouse over the week end of September 27 to 29 with great success.
In addition many activities (in French and in English) will occur during the two weeks until October 11. This includes a very interesting evening, on Monday the 7th with lectures by Clive Hamilton and Oliver Morton "the time of controversies".
Those lectures will complete a day devoted to the "Controversies mapping award' that mobilizes the consortium called...

July 23, 2013


The paper book is now on sale in the US.
The digital platform is now fully active (except for the fourth column -contribution- coming soon).

In addition to the text, the platform includes the index/glossary/vocabulary, a large documentation including of course what is traditionally present in footnotes (quotations and bibliographies) but vastly augmented by films, artist galleries, special works commissioned for the platform and of...

July 23, 2013


Miller, A. S. 2013 Speculative Grace. Bruno Latour and Object Oriented Theology (foreword by Levi R. Bryant), new York: Fordham University Press.
Although this short book deals with theology, it is, in effect a quite remarquable presentation of BL's metaphysics from Irreduction to more recent analysis of religious speech act. 

June 25, 2013


The French paper version of the inquiry has been printed and has "hit the stores" in september 2012. The paper and digital version of the English edition will be released during the summer 2013 at the same time.
Face to face meeting have been held in French for the whole year 2012-2013 feeding the content already.
A first "diplomatic encounter" meeting has been held in Weimar around the beings of fiction in June.
You may want to follow the twitter feed @AIMEproject 
The...

April 3, 2013

What is SPEAP for ?
SPEAP is a post-graduate programme aimed at young international professionals. It seeks to recruit academics, social scientists, artists (in the broadest possible meaning, including designers and architects), as well as professionals working in the arts and politics. online application procedure. Deadline 22nd of April.