Michel Lussault

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French geographer

If you ask me whether or not fragility is our fate as humans, I would say yes. We should recognize this and accept that our condition is essentially a fragile one.” 


French geographer Michel Lussault, educated at Université de Tours (France), is presently a professor of Urban Studies at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, and he is also a member of the the research unit UMR 5600 Environment City Society (EVS), supported by Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Université de Lyon (France). 


He is also the founder and director of École Urbaine de Lyon, which centers around the study of a new sphere of knowledge and experience: the urban anthropocene. The objective of this school is to help develop a new collective approach to understanding urban and environmental problems, and to rethink the kinds of relationships that exist between the different actors in a given society.


Lussault is the author of books such as L’Homme spatial: La construction sociale de l’espace humain (Seuil, 2007) and Hyper-lieux (La couleur des idées, 2017)


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