MIT - Mobilities, Identities and Territories

Since the creation of the CIST, the main objective of the Mobility, identities and territories axis has been to question the articulation between territories and identities in a context of increasing complexity of individual journeys.

  • Grasp the interaction between individual and collective levels by establishing a dialogue between the disciplines that favour an analytical entry through the individual and those that consider the territory as an aggregate of population, on a meso or macro scale.
  • Articulate the different temporalities of mobility, from the daily spatial practices that shape living spaces, to the paths that unfold throughout life.
  • Explore the modalities of construction of the feeling of belonging (of interference, of dependence, of assignment) to a territory in connection with migratory histories, results of identity strategies and negotiations in its multiple dimensions (geographical, cultural, economic, social, etc.) and its levels of construction (individual, family, collective).
  • On the contrary, understand the identity of a territory as the result of all the representations that are projected onto it and that feed/construct collective identities in return.
  • Consider the territory, appropriated individually or collectively, as an accessible resource that is mobilised unequally by individuals, groups and institutions.

This theme constituted a place for scientific exchanges between researchers working on mobilities, in fields that can range from international circulations to mobilities in local public spaces. Mobilities have been considered both as an entry point to the study of territorial dynamics and individual territorialities that constitute identities. Given that there is an abundance of studies that approach territorial phenomena through the prism of mobilities, this theme privileges the continuation of these meetings while aiming at new advances in terms of conceptual and methodological clarification.

From a methodological point of view, the renewal and enlargement of the theme proposes to put more emphasis on methods of collection and analysis that allow the production of original knowledge by relying on theoretical analysis frameworks that are now shared by CIST researchers:

  • Mobility as a system articulating different temporal and spatial scales,
  • Mobility as an identity process linking practices and representations of the territory.

On these bases, we will wonder these next years about the evolution of our research practices facing the availability of massive information (and not oriented for the research), on the activity and the mobility of the people, stemming from the social networks and/or the telephony. We will try to know if this massification of data is accompanied by an evolution of the relations between researchers and actors of the territorial management and if it leads to a mix of uses between " data made " and " data found ".


MIT Mettings since 2011

  • 22 November 2016 – Territoires et mobilisations contemporaines [seminar]
  • 28 January 2016 – Les lieux de mobilité en question. Sense of place in places of mobility [journée d'étude]
  • 15 November 2015 – Appel à communications - Les lieux de mobilité en question. Sense of place in places of mobility [call for papers]
  • 15 October 2015 – Call for papers - Promoting soft mobilities: towards more inclusive cities? [call for papers]
  • 25 September 2015 – La circulation et le retour à l'épreuve des contraintes migratoires [journée d'étude]
  • 5 September 2015 – Appel à communications - La circulation et le retour à l'épreuve des contraintes migratoires [call for papers]
  • 4 June 2015 - 5 June 2015 – Les territoires à l’épreuve des changements dans le monde arabe [conference]
  • Date limite : 29 March 2015 – Appel à communications - Les territoires à l'épreuve des changements dans le monde arabe [call for projects]
  • 26 March 2015 - 27 March 2015 – Retour des territoires, renouveau de la mésologie [conference]
  • 10 March 2015 – Mobilities, Identities and Territories [journée d'étude]
  • 3 June 2014 - 5 June 2014 – Doctoriales OTMA [conference]
  • 27 March 2014 - 28 March 2014 – CIST2014 - Fronts et frontières des sciences du territoire [conference]
  • Date limite : 25 September 2013 – Appel à communications pour le 2e colloque international du CIST - Fronts et frontières des sciences du territoire [call for projects]
  • 5 April 2013 – La territorialité mobile. Identités et interactions sociales en jeu dans les pratiques de déplacement [seminar]
  • 27 March 2013 – 1er séminaire inter-axes - Autour de la ville durable [MEDIA]
  • 29 November 2012 - 30 November 2012 – Séminaire interne du CIST - Territoires en actions [MEDIA]
  • 19 November 2012 - 20 November 2012 – Et l'immobilité dans la circulation ? [journée d'étude]
  • 15 October 2012 - 16 October 2012 – Lancement de l'Observatoire des transformations dans le monde arabe (OTMA) [journée d'étude]
  • 9 October 2012 – Traces, mémoires et empreintes territoriales [seminar]
  • Date limite : 10 September 2012 – Appel à communications - Traces, mémoires et empreintes territoriales [call for projects]
  • 23 November 2011 – Thaourah, révolte ou révolution dans le monde arabe ? [journée d'étude]
  • 23 November 2011 - 25 November 2011 – CIST2011 - Fonder les sciences du territoires, colloque fondateur du CIST [conference]
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