Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
I am an economist by training (Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg) who turned quite rapidly his head towards people and literature that try to understand how economic objects, discourses and tools configure much of what our society is today. Pursuing my training in Science&technology studies (Ecole Polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne), I started to focus on environmental issues while analyzing monetary valuation studies in urban mobility. Following with a PhD (Université Libre de Bruxelles) looking at institutionalization and use processes and logics of alternative indicators (to GDP), I am since then affiliated to the ULB at the Institut de Gestion de l’Environnement et d’Aménagement du Territoire (IGEAT). From here, I am running a series of projects, studies, Phds on what could be roughy called the governance of alternatives. Some of the empirical work is concentrating on (peri)urban agriculture and alternative food networks. My teaching is many linked to Ecological Economics, which is also my main academic house along with critical policy studies and relational theories.