1st SPECIALISATION: IMAGINARY THEORY, SYMBOLIC ANTHROPOLOGY
What is freedom? What are its limits? To try to answer these questions, I chose to explore human relations to nature and techniques with an approach by imaginary.
Imaginary isn't fantasy nor imagination but could be described as the very framework of all human representations and thoughts. My inspiration was Gilbert Durand's theory. I meant imaginary as a fundamental ground for social and cultural representations. Imaginary should be reserved to speak about this frame, imaginaries to a social corpus of representations.
1st Fields of research: the relation to nature and techniques, the epistemology of imaginary studies
Approach: imaginary of nature and techniques with a dialogue with anthropology, evolutionary biology and palaethnology.
Secondary field of research :
Research methodology on imaginary and for pluri/inter/trans/ANTI?/disciplinarity
TRAJECTORY UNTIL THE PhD
After a BA in Spanish culture and literature and various professional experiences, I applied for an MA by research with the Hannah Arendt Institute at the University of Eastern Paris. The first year was dedicated to political philosophy with a memoir on the issue of exploitation of the other.
I began my exploration of imaginary in the second year of the MA. I discovered the work of Gilbert Durand and the idea of a fundamental ground for representations. Albeit the need of an epistemological work on this theory, imaginary appeared to me as a key to work on the human mind in a transdisciplinary way. My second memoir was on the lion as a political symbol at the end of the Romanesque period in Western Europe.
I went on with a PhD on the fantasy of returning to nature. I spent the first four months in French Guyana to confront with a different way of living and thinking. I went to Trois-Sauts in the Amerindian area, in the extreme South East where Oyapock river is not far from its headwaters.
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