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The Author : Charlotte Groult

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After studying public policy at Sciences Po in Paris and literature at the University of Melbourne, Charlotte Groult is now editor for the Maison des sciences de l’homme in Paris. She is dedicated in particular to the publication of books combining anthropology, photography and cinema, including Vivre avec les dieux. Sur le terrain de l’anthropologie visuelle, by Marc Augé, Jean-Paul Colleyn, Catherine De Clippel and Jean-Pierre Dozon. She also edits two academic journals in the humanities and social sciences published in English (Social Science Information, Violence: An International Journal). Charlotte Groult, as former officer for books and ideas for the French Embassy in Canada, lived in Toronto for nearly a year and a half between 2016 and 2017. She has also worked with publishing houses in France, as well as for several months in the editorial department of an American literary magazine based in New York, The Paris Review.

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Investigation by Charlotte Groult
31 October 2019

Cecilia Vicuña, the mystery of the Inca quipus

Investigation by Charlotte Groult

A Chilean artist with a protean and committed oeuvre, Cecilia Vicuña has been working for nearly forty years on quipus, the mysterious knotted cords used by the Incas before they were destroyed. While we do not know exactly what these objects represent, we still know that they are midway between a language and a mode of calculation.

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