Ambiances, Alloaesthesia: Senses, Inventions, Worlds
Following the congresses of Grenoble (Creating an Atmosphere, 2008), Montreal (Ambiances in Action, 2012) and Volos (Ambiances, Tomorrow, 2016), this 4th International Congress on Ambiances aims to bring together a large community of academics, practitioners, artists and students working on, with or through atmospheres. The mobilization of this tryptic underlines the diversity of the forms of mobilization of the notion of atmosphere, which questions the sensitive world in terms of: research subject, category of analysis, and dispositif for action.
The topic of ambiances and atmospheres has carried out its deployment for more than four decades, and the questions associated with it are constantly being renewed. The vitality of ambiance/atmosphere as an object of study and as a field of research and practice is particularly sensitive through the continuous development of the International Ambiances Network, with more than a thousand members spread over all continents, and belonging to disciplines ranging from Architecture and Urban Design, to Social Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Arts and Humanities. Entitled "Ambiances, Alloaesthesia: Senses, Inventions, Worlds" focuses on the renewal of the forms of feeling in a world that is undergoing major changes.