BRUNO LATOUR / Director
An anthropologist and philosopher of science, Bruno Latour taught at Ecole des Mines de Paris until 2007, when he was appointed Vice President for Research at Sciences Po. The recipient of many prizes and author of numerous books, including most famously Laboratory Life (1979), Science in Action (1987), We Have Never Been Modern (1991), Politics of Nature (1999) and The Making of Law (2002), he has also curated two major international exhibits at the Karlsruhe Center for Art and Media (ZKM), Iconoclash (2002) and Making Things Public (2005).
VALÉRIE PIHET / Executive director
Since 2002, Valérie Pihet has collaborated with Bruno Latour on a number of projects. She was in charge of coordinating the Iconoclash and Making Things Public exhibits, and creating and developing the Sciences Po médialab, a digital resources laboratory. She has also worked with numerous artists (Pierre Huyghe, Armin Linke, etc.) as well as with researchers (Luc Boltanski, Antoine Hennion, etc.).
Adjunct Professor at Sciences Po, journalist and critic of cinema. The author of many books, Jean-Michel Frodon has worked for Le Monde, run Les Cahiers du cinéma, and is currently editor of slate.fr and editor-in-chief of the collaborative website artsciencefactory.fr/
Myriam Lefkowitz is a performance artist. Since 2009, her research is focused on the Walk, hands, eyes (a city) project. She presented the piece in the 55th Venice Biennale (Lithuanian and Cyprus Pavillion), for Kunsteverein NY, for the Danza Festival in Buenos Aires, at the CAC in Vilnius, etc. Since then she’s been working on different urban projects aiming to relate the sensorial and perceptive concern to the cities global urban policy. She’s now in residency at the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers.
quelques storyboards (2003), 9+11 (2005), des documents poétiques (2007), portraits chinois (2007). works since 2008 on a mini-opera for non musicians on “low intensity conflicts”. develops an inquiry on ecology of art and its practices (centre pompidou, 2009 ; laboratoires d’aubervilliers, 2011-2012 ; villa arson, 2011-2012 ; tate national, 2011-2012).
Political scientist, architecture and design thinker, notably on urban issues. He is a member of the editorial staff of Mouvement magazine and the author of several collaborative works with designer Ruedi Baur and photographer Laurent Malone.