The conference “Art and geography: aesthetics and practices of spatial knowledges” is in connection with a research project funded by the French National Research Agency, Médiagéo. The aim of the conference is to explore the contemporary contours of what is “geographical” and question the boundaries between cultural activities (in this case, art and geography). We also seek to examine the latest geographical approaches to and the hybridization of geographical knowledge in contemporary art as part of a broader discussion of their respective contributions. The conference is at the crossroads of contemporary geography and art. With the latest developments in how space, place and environment are viewed in contemporary art, it is necessary to take a critical look at how relevant the geography various responses to this “spatial turn” have been and to unravel the implications – in factual, methodological, theoretical and epistemological terms – of the convergence between contemporary art and geography.

Participatory Workshops

A Game of DominoesKaty Beinart
Spatialité et savoir spatial – Géo-choré-graphie – Micheline Lelièvre & Catherine Grout
A year in the field – Christine Mackey
Performing the Spatial Turn – Andrew Brown

Lecture sessions

Hybridations of doings and knowledge
Artworking of reclaimed Geographies/Identities
Curatorial perspectives on art and geography
The arts of mobilities
Species of Spaces
Aesthetics of Spatial Knowledges
Critical ard and urban planning
The arts of doing fieldwork
Spatialities of relational art
Environmental aesthetics
Augmented geographies

We will make a presentation about the Flanographe during the session augmented geographies

More info: Art and Geography – program