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Chroniques mar(S/L)iennes : le territoire comme agrégateur spatio-temporel de trajectoires

By Claude Grasland and Sophie de Ruffray


International audienceFollowing the rhetoric of Montesquieu, we propose to demonstrate the radical strangeness of the concept of territory through the fiction of an observation of Earth by a society of inhabitants from planet Mars. The strangeness of the Marsians’ point of view will be based on the lack of dissociation between the concept of time and space, as well as the use of a dual approach giving more emphasis on the analysis of links between individuals or objects (Mars-Ties) than on the examination of the structure of social and spatial position of individual (Mars-Is). The paper offers a humoristic analysis through a series of micro-situations where a problem, that appears trivial in Earth inhabitants’ eyes, is radically modified by the external point of view of inhabitants from Mars. We intend to explain deeper the meaning of the differences of interpretation during the conference. These “spiritual exercices” could be a possible approach in order to identify some epistemological obstacles to the constitution of a science of territory...Reprenant un vieux procédé rhétorique imité de Montesquieu, nous proposons de montrer l’étrangeté radicale du concept de territoire en l’examinant du point de vue d’une société « mars(S/L)ienne » qui ne dissocierait pas les concepts de temps et d’espace et qui privilégierait l’étude des interactions par rapport à celle des positions. Notre communication proposera sur un mode volontairement ironique une série de micro-problèmes d’apparence triviale mais dont la solution est radicalement différente selon les postulats théoriques terriens et mar(S/L)iens. L’explication de ces différences sera discutée lors du colloque… Au-delà de l’exercice spirituel, la communication vise à identifier quelques problèmes épistémologiques majeurs faisant obstacle à la constitution d’une(des) science(s) du (des) territoire(s)

Topics: Territorial sciences, Theory, Space-time, Accessibility, Interaction, Aggregation, sciences du territoire, théorie, espace, temps, accessibilité, interaction, agrégation, [ SHS ] Humanities and Social Sciences
Publisher: HAL CCSD
Year: 2014
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:hal-01353449v1
Provided by: Hal-Diderot

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