The Author : Nathalie Blanc
Nathalie Blanc is a graphic artist, editor-in-chief, CNRS researcher on environmental issues and poet-and geographer, all in one. <em>Mémoires climatiques</em>, a compendium prepared on the basis of a participative experiment on the banks of the Seine in Paris, led to a performance at the digital arts and modern music centre La Gaîté-Lyrique, in the context of ArtCop21, in July 2015. She contributed to issues 12 and 18 of <em>Espace(s)</em>.
<strong>L’Observatoire de l’Espace</strong>
<p class=”p1″>The Space adventure was one of the vectors of major 20th-century cultural transformations and the Space dream, a powerful driver for fuelling Man’s desire for change. Since its foundation in 2000, the CNES* cultural laboratory Observatoire de l’Espace is where new relations between Space and Culture are developed.</p>
<p class=”p1″>Working with museums, art schools, archives and, now, Switch (on Paper), Observatoire de l’Espace launches cultural projects on the boundary between the Arts and Sciences, offering the public an opportunity to discover them through several events open to the public.</p>
<strong>About Cosmic Studio </strong>
This monthly event invites the public to a temporary radio set at CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales, the French space agency) headquarters in Paris to attend a discussion between the poet and radio personality David Christoffel and authors and artists contributing to the Observatoire de l’Espace creative journal Espace(s). Studio Cosmique podcasts, coproduced and broadcast by Switch (on Paper), are intended to form a collection attesting to the anthropological dimension of the Space adventure and its place in reflections on the future of humanity. This further contributes to the production of the journal’s interviews, columns and investigations to explore fruitful relations between Art and Society.