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 Carto-Arts 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