Magazine Billebaude

Launched in 2012 by the François Sommer Foundation and Editions Glénat, Billebaude is a magazine of exploration and reflection on the uses and representations of nature. Each semester, the magazine proposes around a theme - the wolf, the forest, rurality, etc. Each semester, the magazine offers contributions from researchers, journalists, field workers and artists on a specific theme - the wolf, the forest, rurality, etc. -. In a spirit of openness, the magazine weaves links between the worlds of research, art and environmental management around the challenges of nature conservation. Aware that the ecological and economic crisis invites to recompose a new knowledge where science dialogues with culture and management with traditional practices and knowledge, the magazine functions as a laboratory of ideas and exchanges.

latest issue

N°20 wild city

Publication spring 2022, 96 pages
Public price incl. VAT France: €19.90
Size: 230 x 300mm
EAN: 9782344052860
This issue questions the place granted to the wild in the city and the way in which it goes beyond the places and imposed limits. We are interested in the way in which its presence, whether it be plants considered as weeds, animals voluntarily transposed into the urban space but locked up (in zoos and menageries), opportunistic species which thrive while their natural habitats become inhospitable, underline the evolution of sensitivities and the methods of managing the wild in the city.

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The question of the place of wild nature in cities has emerged in recent years as an ecological issue – cities, in France and in the West more broadly, are adopting action plans to take wildlife into account in urban development -, but also as a cultural issue – city dwellers express an increasingly strong sensitivity to nature in metropolises -, and finally a political one. The specificity of Billebaude compared to other approaches to the question is to go into the detail of questions of environmental management, conflicts of representation and cohabitation, to get out of a sometimes irenic vision of nature in the city. The contributors, from various fields, actively participate in this fragmentation of points of view; they are, among others, Audrey Muratet, ecologist and botanist, Léo Martin, doctoral student at the National Museum of Natural History, and Olivier Winock, founder of the NAT'H association. Finally, this issue has the particularity of highlighting the work of street artists Nadège Dauvergne, Bordalo II, Ruben Carrasco, Jussi TwoSeven and WAR!. These will take part in the Wild Incursions exhibition which will mark the spring 2022 season at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature. This mode of artistic intervention outside the spaces usually dedicated to art echoes the question of the organization of cities and what goes beyond them.

comité éditorial

Henri de Castries

François Chemel

Andrée Corvol-Dessert

Christine Germain-Donnat

Jacques Glénat

Yves d’Hérouville

Anne Simon

contact (fondation françois sommer)

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