Posts Tagged 'Knowledge'

Exploring the River Marne: Reflections on Jean-Paul Kauffmann’s recently published book

on juin 25, 2013 in News by Aswathi Chandramohan | 2 Comments »
Exploring the River Marne: Reflections on Jean-Paul Kauffmann’s recently published book

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 [...]

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The bridges of the Rhone on your smartphone: an application developed by the Rhône-Alpes region

on juin 25, 2013 in Edito, Initiatives, News by Aswathi Chandramohan | No Comments »
The bridges of the Rhone on your smartphone: an application developed by the Rhône-Alpes region

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 [...]

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Inland waterways, a book by Bernard Le Sueur

on jan 01, 2013 in Edito, Initiatives, Publications by Aswathi Chandramohan | No Comments »
Inland waterways, a book by Bernard Le Sueur

Navigation has remade its way back to the heart of the societies after a long gap, driven by a movement towards rediscovery and reappropriation of rivers, in other words ‘river-urbanisation’ (flurbanisation). Through Inland waterways (Glénat editions), the author presents a long history that progressively reveals examples varying between continuity and rupture.  He has comprehensively addressed [...]

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7th Meeting of Mâcon “Rivers and territories”: Nicole Commerçon

on déc 11, 2012 in Events, Research by Aswathi Chandramohan | No Comments »
7th Meeting of Mâcon “Rivers and territories”: Nicole Commerçon

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 [...]

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Kinshasa – Brazzaville, the cultural landscape of two cities facing each other on the Congo River: Bernard Toulier

on déc 07, 2012 in Initiatives, Research by Aswathi Chandramohan | No Comments »

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 [...]

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Interview with André Micoud, sociologist, President of the Rhone River Centre

on déc 07, 2012 in Edito, Initiatives, Research by Aswathi Chandramohan | No Comments »
Interview with André Micoud, sociologist, President of the Rhone River Centre

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, [...]

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