Conférences et tables rondes

Trois expert·es renommé·es donneront des conférences autour du changement climatique, de la digitalisation et de l’urbanisation. A l’issue de sa présentation, chaque conférencier·ère participera à une table ronde pour débattre avec d’autres invité·es.

Session 1 | 9h45-10h45
Agir sur le changement climatique


“No transformation without science – no science without transformation”

Peter Messerli

Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern, Switzerland

Peter Messerli is the director of the Wyss Academy for Nature and professor for sustainable development at the University of Bern, Switzerland. As a land system scientist and human geographer his research interests lie in the sustainable development of social-ecological systems in Africa and Asia. He focuses on increasingly globalized and competing claims on land, related transformation processes, and spatial manifestations of their outcomes in the Global South. Peter Messerli has lived and worked more than 10 years in Madagascar and Laos. From 2009 to 2020 he was the director of the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) at the University of Bern. Committed to engaged and transformative sustainability science, he has acquired an extensive experience in science-policy interactions from the local to the global level. Peter Messerli is the co-chair of Future Earth’s Global Land Programme (GLP) and was appointed in 2016 by the UN Secretary General as the co-chair of the group of 15 independent scientists drafting the UN Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) of 2019.

Table ronde

Comment avoir de l’impact sur les politiques, la société et l’économie pour agir sur le changement climatique?
  • Peter Messerli
    Director Wyss Academy for Nature, University of Bern

  • Devis Tuia
    ENAC Associate Professor, Environmental Computational Science and Earth Observation Laboratory (ECEO)

  • Valentine Python
    Conseillère nationale, les Vert-e-s, Alumna ENAC

  • Christian Meier
    Etudiant Master ENAC, architecture

Modération: Alain Jeannet – journaliste

Session 2 | 11h15-12h15
Digitalisation des infrastructures et des villes


“The Digital City. New forms of (data-based) collaboration”

Gesa Ziemer

Director of City Science Lab, HafenCity University Hamburg & Academic Lead, United Nations Accelerator for Cities, UNITAC

Gesa Ziemer (Prof. Dr. Phil.) is director of the City Science Lab, a collaboration with the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge/USA and academic lead of the technology and innovation lab UNITAC for the United Nations with UN Habitat. She is professor of Cultural Theory at the HafenCity University Hamburg. Her research is focused on Digital City Science, new forms of (databased) collaboration and public spaces. She received the Humboldt Foundation grant for the Feodor-Lynen Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge/USA and is member of the Scientific Council of Germany.

Table ronde

Comment profiter des outils digitaux pour une transformation responsable des territoires et des villes?
  • Gesa Ziemer
    Director of City Science Lab, HafenCity University Hamburg Academic Lead United Nations Accelerator for Cities, UNITAC

  • Olga Fink
    ENAC Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Intelligent Maintenance and Operations Systems (IMOS)

  • Amir Rezaie
    Co-founder SwissInspect, Alumus ENAC

  • Julia Wälti
    Etudiante Master ENAC, sciences et ingénierie de l’environnement

Modération: Alain Jeannet – journaliste

Session 3 | 14h30-15h30
Territoires durables et mobilité


“Mobility Justice as a Necessary Climate Ethics Today”

Mimi Sheller (à distance)

Dean of Global School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Mimi Sheller, Ph.D., is Inaugural Dean of The Global School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in Massachusetts. Until July 2021 she was Professor of Sociology, Head of the Sociology Department, and founding Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She is founding co-editor of the journal Mobilities and past President of the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility. She completed her MA (1993) and PhD (1997) in Sociology at the New School for Social Research, and is an interdisciplinary scholar with interests in Caribbean Studies and Mobilities Research. She was awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa from Roskilde University, Denmark in 2015. Sheller has published more than 130 articles and book chapters, and is the author or co-editor of fifteen books, including Advanced Introduction to Mobilities (Edward Elgar, 2021); Island Futures: Caribbean Survival in the Anthropocene (Duke University Press, 2020); Mobility Justice: The Politics of Movement in an Age of Extremes (Verso, 2018); and Aluminum Dreams: The Making of Light Modernity (MIT Press, 2014).


“Quel avenir pour la mobilité et le territoire face aux défis de la durabilité ?”
  • Mimi Sheller (à distance)
    Dean of Global School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Elena Cogato Lanza
    Adjunct Professor, Laboratory of Urbanism (LAB-U)

  • Ariane Widmer
    Urbaniste cantonale, Office de l’urbanisme Genève, ENAC Alumna

  • Paula Vogg
    Etudiante Master ENAC, génie civil

Modération: Alain Jeannet – journaliste