A former student at the ‘Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon’, Estelle Zhong Mengual possesses a doctorate in the History of Art. She completed her thesis on the current artistic and political stakes of participative art at Sciences-Po Paris, under the direction of Laurence Bertrand Dorléac. She is currently working on ways in which contemporary art can enrich our relationships and sensitivity to the world around us, in the context of the ecological crisis. She co-directed the work ‘Reclaiming Art. Reshaping Democracy’ (Presses du Réel, May 2017), and is the author of “L’art en commun. Réinventer les formes du collectif en contexte démocratique,” [“Art in Common. Reinventing Collective Forms in a Democratic Context”] (to be published by Presses du Réel in April, 2018).