Mains - © J. Denis.

Wear and tear, accretions, mutations: the material tact of maintenance

The 05/07/2023 from 18:30 at 20:30

Based on their book, Le soin des choses – Politiques de la Maintenance (2022), David Pontille and Jérôme Denis are invited, during a conference, to extend their essay published in the magazine Palais and to introduce a new reflection on the care of fragilities. A discussion that opposes the rhythm of programmed obsolescence and overconsumption by putting maintenance and those who perform it in the foreground. In their reflection, David Pontille and Jérôme Denis call for a decentring of the gaze and an examination of the ethical stakes and the political scope of “care of things”.