Animals make us storytellers

Tuesday 7 September 2021 at 6 pm

Vinciane Despret is a philosopher and psychologist, professor at the University of Liege. After discovering the work of ethologists, she directed her research towards the philosophy of science. She continues to question our relationship with animals through a number of books: Quand le loup habitera avec l’agneau (When the wolf lives with the lamb); Penser comme un rat (Thinking like a rat); Que diraient les animaux si on leur posait les bonnes questions (What animals would say if we asked them the right questions); Habiter en oiseau (Living as a bird); as well as a book for children, Le Chez-Soi des animaux (The Animals’ Home). His latest book, Autobiography of an Octopus, is a story of anticipation that plunges us into the heart of scientific debates in an indeterminate future. Somewhere between scientific facts and poetic affabulations, a troubling horizon emerges: what if spiders, wombats and octopuses were sending us coded messages in literary form? Through this astonishing experience of thoughts fed by the most recent scientific discoveries, Vinciane Despret opens the possibility of decentering the human condition on Earth.

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Vinciane Despret

Fondation Pernod Ricard
1 cours Paul Ricard
75008 Paris
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À la librairie 
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Launch of the book Dans la polyphonie d'une île

Launch of the book Dans la polyphonie d'une île. Les fictions coloniales du séga Mauricien (ed. B42) by Caroline Déodat
at the Bookshop of the Fondation Pernod Ricard.

Wednesday 28 February 2024 at 7 pm

Inauguration of TEMPLATE by Nicolas Chardon

Fully integrated into the architecture, the entrance to the Pernod Ricard Foundation allows artists to hang a painting there for a period of two years. The work TEMPLATE, by Nicolas Chardon, now replaces the Hommage à Prévert by Vera Molnar (1924-2023) on the pediment of Café Mirette, at the entrance to the Pernod Ricard Foundation