Valérie Pihet


Valérie Pihet is dedicated to research and experimentation on the relationships between the arts and human & social sciences. For 5 years, she directed the arts & politics experimental programme (SPEAP), co-founded in 2010 with philosopher Bruno Latour – her partner in crime since 2002. She has, in particular, coordinated the Iconoclash exhibitions, Beyond the Image Wars in Science, Religion and Art (ZKM, 2002), Making Things Public, Atmospheres of Democracy (ZKM, 2005) and the creation and development of the prestigious Sciences-Po school media lab. Alongside writer Alice Rivières, she co-founded the association Dingdingdong in late 2012, furthering research into Huntington’s disease. She is part of the steering committee for the ‘Forum des Vies Mobiles’ – a research institute formed by SNCF and the research group Parse (Platform for Artistic Research Sweden). She is also the president of ‘Council’, directed by Sandra Terdjman and Gregory Castera.