Nathalie BLANC

Directrice de recherche CNRS, directrice du Centre des Politiques de la Terre

Bio :

Nathalie Blanc is Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Director of the Centre des Politiques de la Terre (born in 2019 from a collaboration between UP, IPGP and Sciences Po). She was director of the UMR CNRS LADYSS (2014-2019) and is based at the University of Paris.

Pioneer of ecocriticism in France, she has published and coordinated research programs on areas such as nature in the city, environmental aesthetics and environmental mobilizations. Founding member of the French portal of the Humanities Environment, she was also, from 2011 to 2015, the French delegate of the European research network COST "Investigating cultural sustainability" and is then delegate of the European COST program on new materialisms "How Matter Matters" (2016-2019). Among her recent research projects are CAPADAPT Supporting adaptation to climate change through citizen capacity building (ADEME-GICC 2017-2020) and CIVIC ACT on the intersections between socio-environmental inequalities and collective mobilization at the scale of Greater Paris (University of Paris-Sciences Po).

She has published several books, such as: Les animaux et la ville, O. Jacob, 2000; Vers une esthétique environnementale, Quae, 2008; Ecoplasties. Art et environnement, Manuella, 2010, more recently Form, art, and environment: engaging in sustainability, published by Routledge in 2016.

Nathalie Blanc leads and coordinates a project of LAB ArtSciences Le Laboratoire de la Culture Durable devoted successively to the urban soils of the Anthropocene (SOLS FICTIONS) and to sustainable food (LA TABLE ET LE TERRITOIRE) which gives rise to experiments in writing and exhibition (Domaine de Chamarande, 2016; Ferme des Cultures du Monde, Saint-Denis).

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