Basile Michel

Basile Michel
Cergy Paris Université · Geography

PhD in Geography
Junior Professor of Geography / Maitre de conférences en géographie

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Introduction
Junior Professor in Geography / Maitre de conférences en géographie at Cergy Paris University. I teach in the department of geography and conduct research in two labs (PLACES and ESO, UMR CNRS 6590). Previously, I was a contractual PhD candidate, lecturer in geography and then an ATER (teacher-researcher) at the University of Angers, and also a teacher-researcher in geography at Ningbo University in China.

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Les quartiers culturels et créatifs sont un concentré de dynamiques, de réseaux, de lieux et d’activités artistiques, culturelles et créatives dans les villes. Nés de façon spontanée, ces quartiers sont aujourd’hui un outil de transformation urbaine et de développement touristique des territoires mobilisé par les pouvoirs publics. Les enjeux sont m...
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Modèle urbain né spontanément au début des années 2000 dans des espaces en friche, le quartier culturel et créatif tend à s’institutionnaliser. Urban model arising spontaneously at the beginning of the 2000s in wasteland spaces, the cultural and creative quarter is becoming institutionalized.
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Artistic, cultural, or creative quarters are developing in major cities around the world, especially in China. These areas are often integrated into culture-based urban projects, with the aim of contributing to their renewal, attractiveness, and economic development, and increasing tourism. This article looks at the example of Shanghai's M50 art di...
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Creative spaces through the lens of scene. Analysis of the spatial embedding of an artistic community in the M50 district in Shanghai. The article proposes to use the concept of scene to analyze artistic, cultural and creative spaces. For this purpose, four angles of observation of cultural scenes will be defined, and as many ideals-types – lived...
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Doing research in China. Constraints and lessons of the fieldwork in a foreign environment. Fieldwork practice, central to geography research, can be more or less complex and constraining. It is indeed linked to multiple factors, such as access to stakeholders, availability of data, knowledge of the language and local codes by the researcher, etc....
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Pour tourner la page de l’industrie, Nantes a fait le pari de la culture dès les années 1990. Initiée par quelques acteurs majeurs comme Jean-Marc Ayrault et Jean Blaise, cette stratégie a accéléré le changement d’image de la ville et contribué à en faire la métropole attractive qu’elle est devenue. Des Allumées au Voyage à Nantes jusqu’au projet d...
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The backstage of creative clusters in China. Tourism, commercial gentrification, surveillance and other issues of the planning and branding strategies of art districts. This article aims to highlight how "creative clusters" have been established in Chinese cities and the challenges they raise. Initially, these clusters are art districts resulting...
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The establishment of the official Quartier de la Création in 2011 marks the cultural and then creative turn taken by Nantes in order to assert itself as an attractive metropolis. This flagship of the "creative city" has not, however, led to the disappearance of the city's historic creative quarter: the Olivettes district. Two “creative” quarters th...
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The SSE in creative neighbourhoods: Embeddedness and social utility in local communities. This article sets out to identify the conditions for fostering meeting spaces in neighbourhoods with a concentration of cultural and creative organisations, some of which are part of the social and solidarity economy (SSE). How can the latter help create pla...
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Art and creative spaces. Analysis of the social dimension of two cultural quarters in Nantes (Les Olivettes) and Marseille (Le Panier). Cultural quarters are defined as districts which agglomerate a lot of cultural activities (artists, theaters, etc.). They have been the subject of numerous studies focus on their economic and urban impacts. The pu...
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Coworking, between openness and closure of non-profit and community spaces. In the digital age, non-profit and community coworking spaces are promoted in the academic literature and the media as open workplaces that facilitate networking and exchange. This article sheds light on the diversity of these spaces’ openness to users and territories. Bas...
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Dans un contexte où la culture est de plus en plus conçue comme une activité économique, et malgré des différences persistantes, les activités relevant des secteurs culturels et créatifs sont de plus en plus considérées comme un ensemble homogène. Afin d’interroger la pertinence d’un tel ensemble, cet article a pour objectif d’analyser la volonté d...
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Creative clusters in China? Between circulation of urban models and local particularities. For the past ten years, Chinese cities have been developing creative clusters. The article analyzes the ways in which this urban model is used in China to promote old industrial districts in disuse, while being adjusted to the local political context. The cas...
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Network dynamics and brand image in spontaneous creative quarters. The case of the district of Olivettes in Nantes. Since the beginning of the 2000s, the planning of creative quarters by the public authorities as part of place marketing strategies has grown. Simultaneously, creative areas resulting from a spontaneous agglomeration of creative worke...
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Cultural sectors and Social economy: what collective forms of organization? The main objective of this chapter is to question the types of organization of the cultural players of the Social economy. What are the collective forms of organization of these players? Why and how do they choose Social economy? Qualitative surveys were conducted with cul...
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Dans le contexte actuel de mondialisation, de fragmentation des métropoles, et d’émergence de l’économie de la connaissance comme l’un des moteurs des villes, il importe d’interroger la construction des proximités entre les acteurs de l’économie culturelle et créative. Entre connexion à l’échelle internationale (permise par les TIC) et concentratio...
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Ce chapitre interroge le lien entre le lieu géographique du travail (en tant qu’espace et place) et l’implication au travail en croisant les concepts de « place/space », de « global sense of place » (Massey, 2005) et de « lieuité » (Lévy et Lussault, 2003), avec la littérature sur l’implication au travail (Klein et al., 2012, 2014 ; Vandenberghe et...
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In the context of fusion of cultural and economic spheres, cultural and creative activities are increasingly seen as a homogenous whole despite persistent differences. In order to examine the relevance of this classification, this paper aims to examine the spirit of cultural and creative workers behind their participation in the social life of the...
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Construction of synthetic mental maps: highlighting collectively shared spatial representations. The case of creative workers in central urban districts of Nantes and Marseille. This article aims to suggest a methodological approach for the conception of synthetic mental maps. Their goal is to put forward the spatial representations that are colle...
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Emergence of entrepreneurial dynamics in coworking spaces for cultural and creative entrepreneurs. This article aims at studying the contributions of coworking spaces for cultural and creative entrepreneurs. Can these spaces support the emergence of cultural and creative entrepreneurial dynamics? The analysis is based on a qualitative study of 22...
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Creative Quarters : Establishment of Creative Workers’ Clubs. Cross Analysis of the Districts of Le Panier (Marseille) and Olivettes (Nantes). The spatial agglomeration of cultural and creative activities (art, architecture, etc.) in former industrial quarters transforms urban wastelands into creative quarters. These creative quarters are the loc...
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Myth and Realities of Creative Workers’ Urban Village of Berriat (Grenoble). This article aims to explore the symbolic and practical relations creative workers (artists, graphic designers, etc.) have with their professional neighborhood. In order to achieve this, an analysis of the reference to the village invoked by the creative workers of the Be...
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The urban district in the spatial representations of creative workers: towards a collective construction? The aim of this research is to examine the spatial representations of cultural and creative workers concentrated in former industrial urban districts. In order to bring out the representations collectively shared by these workers vis-à-vis the...
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Creative Quarters: a Club Dynamic. Cross Analysis of the Districts of Olivettes (Nantes), Le Panier (Marseille) and Berriat (Grenoble). For twenty years, cultural and creative activities (art,architecture, etc.) have been promoted by public authorities and scientists for their cultural, economic,social and urban roles. Their spatial agglomeration...
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Working in an Urban Village: Spatial Practices and Representations of Creative Workers. This article aims to analyze the practices and representations of creative workers (artists, designers…) regarding their professional neighborhood, in order to understand the importance they accord to this spatial scale. This analysis is based on the examples o...
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Placeness and Organisational Socialisation: Influences of Place for Employees of Creative and Cultural Micro-Enterprises. In what way does geographic location, at the neighbourhood level, influences the work commitment of a specific set of workers: independent creative professionals or salaried entrepreneurs in creative, cultural microenterprises?...
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En France et dans les pays développés, le (re)développement récent des habitats non ordinaires fait émerger des formes alternatives d’habitats. En opposition au modèle traditionnel sédentaire de construction en dur, l’habitat léger constitue l’une de ces formes. Il est porteur de modes d’habiter spécifiques. Souvent stigmatisés par les populations...
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Cette position de recherche pose quelques éléments de cadrage en amont d'un travail de recherche doctoral proposant une analyse des quartiers créatifs par le biais des clubs.
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The territorial structure is such that it is necessary to go through a step of diagnosis. Ageing must be apprehended in all its aspects, but the multiplicity of actors involved prevents the local powers from getting a comprehensive vision of the stakes and from implementing the adequate policies. The gerontopôle of "Pays de Loire" has developed an...

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Projet de recherche financé par l’Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) Direction scientifique : Dominique Sagot-Duvauroux, GRANEM, Université d’Angers Charles Ambrosino, PACTE, Université de Grenoble-Alpes Site internet du projet : https://scaena.hypotheses.org/ Les activités culturelles et créatives sont au cœur des mutations profondes qui travaillent actuellement les sociétés urbaines, leurs territoires et leurs modes de développement. Elles questionnent les politiques publiques tant elles constituent un puissant vecteur d’innovation, de résilience des territoires industriels, d’ambiances spécifiques, mais également de gentrification. En s’appuyant sur le concept de scène culturelle, le projet SCAENA a pour objectif d’analyser les encastrements complexes qui s’opèrent entre une offre culturelle et artistique située, la présence de start-up ou d’entrepreneurs créatifs, les configurations urbaines et l’organisation sociale d’un territoire. Au-delà d’une réflexion théorique et méthodologique sur le concept de scène, nous analyserons des conditions d’émergence, de mise en visibilité et de développement des scènes et étudierons leurs enjeux stratégiques, notamment pour les gouvernements urbains. Cultural and creative activities are at the heart of the profound changes that are currently affecting urban societies, their territories and their development. These activities challenge public policies as they constitute a powerful vector of innovation, they help to strengthen resilience of industrial territories, and produce specific atmospheres but they also create gentrification. Based on the cultural scene concept, the SCAENA project aims to analyze the complex embeddedness between the cultural and artistic activities, the presence of start-ups or creative entrepreneurs, and the socio-urban configuration of a territory. Beyond a theoretical and methodological reflection on the concept of scene, we will analyze the emergence conditions, the visibility, and the development of scenes and study their strategic issues, especially for urban governments.