Silvia Flaminio

Silvia Flaminio
University of Lausanne | UNIL · Institute of Geography and Sustainability

PhD

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Introduction
After completing a PhD in Geography at University of Lyon / ENS de Lyon, and teaching geography at ENS de Lyon and University of Haute-Alsace, I am now working as a post-doc at University of Lausanne (Institute of Geography and Sustainability)
Additional affiliations
September 2019 - July 2022
University of Lausanne
Position
  • PostDoc Position
September 2017 - August 2019
Université de Haute-Alsace
Position
  • Lecturer
September 2014 - August 2017
Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
September 2014 - November 2018
Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon
Field of study
  • Geography

Publications

Publications (27)
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This paper investigates urban imaginaries conveyed in publications in ecology over the past century. We examine some urban ecologists’ view that urban areas have been disregarded by ecology due to negative views on cities and urbanisation. Inspired by previous work on imaginaries in social and cultural geography and political ecology, and by textua...
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This article examines the territorial arrangements and reconfigurations associated with the introduction of water-related projects for irrigation, for new hydraulic infrastructure and for the protection of this resource. The article highlights the relevance of the concept of hydrosocial territory to account for the existence of diverse territorial...
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Over the past two decades, ‘waterscape’ and ‘hydrosocial territory’ have gained momentum in political ecologies of water. These concepts explore the material outcomes of the interplay of social and biophysical processes by building on two different core concepts of geography (‘landscape’ and ‘territory’). Relying on a quantitative and qualitative a...
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Numerous studies have highlighted the negative consequences of dams (long-term alterations of Earth systems and social and economic injustices), and have questioned the sustainability of dams, i.e., the capacity of dams to meet the social, economic, and environmental needs of the current generation without compromising the needs of future generatio...
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This chapter provides methodological information about implementing documentary approaches by which to analyze, discuss, and support river restoration. First, we present the kind of documentary material that can be used to analyze discourse on river restoration. We explain how to build a corpus in order to study stakeholders’ discourses and to coll...
Chapter
Rivers are socioecological systems, and using social surveys in river restoration contribute to their recognition. This methodological chapter focuses on two methods, questionnaires and interviews, which allow us to gather information about river actors’ practices and perceptions. Based on case studies from international scientific literature, the...
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This paper synthesises the objectives, methodologies and results of my PhD thesis. As we observe the resurgence of dam building throughout the world, this research analyses the representations of dams and their spatial and temporal trajectories. Building on the literature of social and cultural geography on representation, and the writings of polit...
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Résumé : Cet article s'intéresse à la contestation et à l'abandon d'un projet de barrage, le projet Gordon-below-Franklin (Tasmanie, Australie) que tente de poursuivre une institution publique, l'Hydro-Electric Commission of Tasmania, de la fin des années 1970 jusqu'en 1983. Il analyse plus spécifiquement comment l'hydraulic fix que représente cet...
Thesis
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Cette thèse a pour objectif d’étudier les représentations et les récits liés aux aménagements controversés que peuvent être les barrages hydrauliques. Si la fonction symbolique des barrages a souvent été soulignée par la littérature scientifique, peu de travaux sont réellement consacrés à leurs représentations et à leurs trajectoires spatiales et t...
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Integrated water resources management, promoted in developed countries, obliges to integrate social aspects with hydrological and ecological dimensions when assessing river quality. To better understand these social aspects, we propose a mixed-method to study public perceptions of an impounded river. Since the 1930s, the management of the Ain river...
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The Loyettes dam, planned on the Upper Rhône River, is one of the first dams to have been cancelled in France; the project was blocked during the legal public enquiry in 1982 before being completely abandoned in 1990. The study of the Loyettes controversy is based on interviews carried out 30 years later (n =17) and on archive documents (from local...
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A collection of commented documents for Géoconfluences (http://geoconfluences.ens-lyon.fr/), a French website which offers teaching resources: http://geoconfluences.ens-lyon.fr/informations-scientifiques/articles/eau-australie-tasmanie Un dossier documentaire pour le site Géoconfluences qui offre des ressources de géographie pour les enseignants :...
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L’article pose les jalons d’une recherche centree sur les evolutions des discours a propos d’un objet au cœur de l’actualite, le barrage. Cet objet est ici considere comme un indicateur pour questionner les representations de l’environnement. Cette recherche s’appuie sur le quotidien national Le Monde (1945-2014) pour construire une geohistoire fra...
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La restauration des cours d’eau, encouragée par la Directive Cadre sur l’Eau (2000), se traduit par des changements brutaux du paysage fluvial, comme la modification du tracé du chenal ou la revégétalisation des berges. L’évaluation de telles opérations suppose de réaliser un suivi physique mais aussi social, pour comprendre comment les riverains r...
Poster
https://www.reseau-canope.fr/fig-st-die/2015/approches-scientifiques/expositions-scientifiques/posters-scientifiques/poster/article/la-tasmanie-imaginaires-dune-ile-controversee.html
Presentation
Séminaire Programme de recherche rivière d’Ain, Apr 2014, Orgelet, France
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Newspapers, and in particular the regional daily press, are rich in information on the public perception of fluvial landscapes. Geo-historical studies of these representations can play an important role in integrated management of rivers. This work proposes an analysis of the representations of sediment transport and deposit, and of flooded fluvial...

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Projects (3)
Archived project
This project comprises the research I conducted as part of my PhD thesis in geography on dam representations and discourses
Project
This project explores cultures of nature, epistemic and institutional processes that previously limited, and now contribute to the production of urban ecological knowledge and ecologists’ commitment for more livable cities in Switzerland. To understand the regimes of knowledge production on urban ecology in Switzerland, we propose three main points of entry and questions: - Natural scientists’ imaginary: What is the city to natural scientists? - Knowledge production: What does the city do to ecology? - Influence on urban factory: What does ecology do to the city? Swiss National Science Foundation Project led by Joëlle Salomon Cavin - https://wp.unil.ch/societenature/when-ecology-goes-to-town/
Archived project
Projet soutenu par un partenariat EDF – ZABR – Agence de l’Eau RM&C et coordonné par Y-F. Le Lay. Dans un contexte où est promue une gestion durable et intégrée de la ressource en eau et des écosystèmes aquatiques du bassin versant de l’Ain, il semble primordial pour les acteurs de repérer les objets de nature et les artefacts valorisés par les habitants, de favoriser leur gouvernance et éventuellement de les patrimonialiser. L’apport de connaissances sur la rivière d’Ain dans son ensemble, dans le cadre d’une approche mobilisant les outils propres aux sciences sociales et humaines, sur ces éléments encore peu étudiés a pour finalité de placer les gestionnaires et décideurs en situation informée. Dans quelle mesure les discours des élus et des acteurs de la CLE sont-ils représentatifs de la diversité de la population ? La caractérisation des attentes et de la demande de la société, ainsi que de ses références (imaginaire et mémoire) permettra notamment de mieux orienter les stratégies du SAGE ou encore de mieux préparer la population lors des opérations de restauration physique.