A retrospective study of a river which is by turns turbulent, mythical and sensual. Journeying on foot up the river Marne to its source, Jean-Paul Kauffmann’s project is “to go back in time”, to the beginning. The journey is an opportunity for the author to “rediscover” the river, and is an attempt to restore it [...]Read More
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An initiative of the Rhône-Alpes Region (Department of Culture – General Inventory of Cultural Heritage) Hikers, pedestrians, bikers, river lovers, grab your smartphones! The general cultural heritage inventory department of the Rhône-Alpes region offers a location-based application on the bridges of the Rhone. One can now stroll along the river, discover the bridges of the Rhone river (history, description, photos, audio guides) with just [...]Read More
The conference “Rivers and territories” organized by the research Institute of Val de Saône on the 13th and 14th of September 2012 has sought to understand the many links that exist between rivers and territories today and also in the long-run and to examine the competitive uses that these links nurture. How do rivers interfere [...]Read More
Kinshasa – Brazzaville, the cultural landscape of two cities facing each other on the Congo River: Bernard Toulier
Kinshasa and Brazzaville are the closest capital cities in the world. During the colonial era, the proximity of the two cities created a mutual influence in both the planning and the development of urban identities. « How can we reconcile, through a combined effort, through a new city model, the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial era relics [...]Read More
You have done a great deal of work on the important changes in the role that nature plays in developed societies. Are rivers stakeholders in this process which is not just symbolic, but also practical in relation to how “objects of nature” are used in a contemporary urban context? What would be their role? Yes, [...]Read More