2017 Forccast Prize for the Controversy Mapping Awards Ceremony

The 2017 Forccast Controversy Mapping Awards Ceremony took place on June 30 at Sciences Po. This was a special occasion as the event capped off an all-day symposium organized for the hand-over of Bruno Latour to Dominique Cardon at the head of Sciences Po’s Médialab. A prize was awarded to the best work realized in 2017 within the framework of three different courses that, as Nicolas Benvegnu, executive director of the Forccast program, recalled, were successively created and taught by Bruno Latour. The earliest course, “Description of controversies”, was launched in the 1990s at Mines ParisTech. Coordinated today by Madeleine Akrich, it is taught at Mines ParisTech as part of the civil engineering training and of the multidisciplinary cycle of higher education (CPES) of PSL.

Collective investigation in San Francisco with the students minoring in Public Affairs and Innovation

From 7 to 20 February 2016, the twelve students minoring in Public Affairs and Innovation (PAI) went to San Francisco as part of a study trip to participate in a collective investigation. In the frame of the CitEx project (City Experiment with urban mobility practices), involving a partnership with the Institute for Sustainable mobility (Renault-Nissan Alliance), the investigation explored the linkages between infrastructures, urban innovation…

Investigating maintenance and repair

Jérôme Denis arrived at the CSI in May. Part of his investigations concerns the – often-invisible – work that is being done at an earlier stage of the circulation and dissemination of data, in various areas (administrations, banks, city services…). Over the last few years, along with David Pontille, he has also developed a research interest around maintenance and repair activities.

He co-runs, with David Pontille and Didier Torny, Scriptopolis, a blog dedicated to the ordinary writing practices