Nicolas Bancel is Professor at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), Visiting Professor at UCLA, and codirector of the ACHAC Research Group. He is author or coeditor of numerous books, including Human Zoos (2008), La France arabo-orientale (2013), Colonial Culture in France since the Revolution (2014), The Invention of Race (2014), Vers la guerre des identités … Continue reading NICOLAS BANCEL


Bruce Bégout is the author of the essays Zéropolis, Lieu commun, La Découverte du quotidien, De la Décence ordinaire and Suburbia as well as novels and short stories collections such as L'Éblouissement des bords de route, le ParK and L'Accumulation primitive de la noirceur. He has served on the editorial board of the journal Inculte and is currently maître … Continue reading BRUCE BEGOUT


Didier Fiuza Faustino is an architect and artist working on the relationship between body and space. He started his own practice at the crossroad of art and architecture just after graduating in architecture in 1995. He has been developing since then a multi-faceted approach, ranging from installation to experimentation, from visual art to the creation … Continue reading DIDIER FIUZA FAUSTINO


Dr. Varoujan Gorjian is an observational astronomer who works at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the Spitzer Space Telescope project.  His primary scientific interests are  accretion of gas onto supermassive black holes and the star formation history of the Universe. He also lectures extensively to the public on recent astronomical discoveries as well as doing … Continue reading VAROUJAN GORJIAN


Christopher Hawthorne has been the architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times since 2004. He is also professor of practice at Occidental College, where he directs the Third Los Angeles Project, a series of public conversations about architecture, urban planning, mobility and demographic change in Southern California. A native of Berkeley, Calif., he is an … Continue reading CHRISTOPHER HAWTHORNE