The role of slowness in urban practices, urban paces, temporalities and technologies, spatial and social dimensions of slowness, inflicted or selected slowness… These are all topics which this eighth issue of Carnets de Géographes sets out to explore through articles and photographs.
This issue was overseen by Sylvania and Godillon Gaële Lesteven, study and research directors at 6t, as well as Sandra Mallet, a lecturer at the University of Reims.
Below, we are sharing an extract of the issue’s editorial and table of contents (content in French). You may browse articles by clicking on the following link: http://www.carnetsdegeographes.org/index.php
“For the last thirty years, globalisation and the digital revolution have weighed down on the pace of contemporary lives. The emergence of slow movements at the end of the 1980s and the litterature on this topic, which expanded from the 1990s, came into existence as a reaction to this acceleration.
Time recomposes itself under the influence of the acceleration of paces and the slowing of speeds. One of this issue’s main contributions is to identify the ways in which various speeds are articulated between one another. The geographer’s gaze has, in particular, enabled an analysis of the way in which these differentiated relations to time are embedded in space, and, vice versa, an understanding of how space contributes to the redefinition of a relationship to time.
Taking one’s time is also a subject for reflection which has entered into the world of research, and is of interest to geographers, for whom the time aspect of areas takes on a special meaning. Questioning the articulation between time and space in geography ultimately makes it necessary to question the will to undertake a reflective and critical research task.
It is hoped that the reader will take the same amount of time- and pleasure- in looking over this issue as the authors took to write these texts. »
Summary of the issue (IN FRENCH):
Sylvania Godillon, Gaële Lesteven and Sandra Mallet
Christine Chivallon, Béatrice Collignon
RESULTS OF THE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
Pierre-Louis Ballot and Roman Rollin
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Photo credit : Pascal CLERC, winning photo in the competition organised for issue number 8 of Carnets de Géographes.