◀︎  Lectures

Rurality and urbanity in 2049

in partnership with OBS

Lecture on February 8, 2022

Since the health crisis, the faces of the city and the countryside have changed in the eyes of the French. Urban life, which was seen as the pinnacle of social and cultural fulfillment, has shown its limits. On the other hand, rurality, which was only envisaged for a few families in need of chlorophyll, would have become the most desirable of all outcomes, thanks to the explosion of telecommuting and "semi-main property". Will this urban exodus continue? Does it open new perspectives for the most outlying territories?

6:35 pm - 6:50 pm - Conversation
Olivier Bianchi, Mayor of Clermont-Ferrand
Moderated by
Arnaud Gonzague, journalist at L'Obs

6:50 pm - 7:05 pm - A new geography of the territory 
Jean Viard, sociologist

7:05 pm - 7:45 pm - To be at the same time a city rat and a country rat?
Florence Besson, journalist, author of "Toucher terre" (Flammarion)
Guillaume Faburel, professor of urban studies at the Université Lumière Lyon-2, teacher at Sciences-Po Lyon and Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Simon Teyssou, architect, Atelier du Rouget
Moderated by
Arnaud Gonzague, journalist at L'Obs

7:45 pm - 8:30 pm - Interview : Cities-countryside, a literary dialogue
Marie-Hélène Lafon, writer
Moderated by
Grégoire Leménager, deputy editor of L'Obs


Lecture in partnership with OBS
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 6:30 pm