Meeting with a French ethnologist, Marc Augé

The next volumes of Műcsarnok's Mind Practising series are two essays by Marc Augé: Journey Through the Garden of Luxembourg and An Ethnologist in the Metro.

Marc Augé’s essay titled Non-Places. Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity has already been published in Műcsarnok's theoretic series. On the occasion of the publication of his two books the world famous French ethnologist is coming to Hungary. A round table and book presentation is organised in association with the French Institue of Budapest.

Round table talk :
Places and Non-Places
The experience of urban space

Participants: Marc Augé, anthropologist, ethnologist; Ágoston Fáber, sociologist, the translator of the 2 essays; Zsolt K. Horváth, social researcher, critic; Anna Wessely, sociologist, art historian.

30 October, Wednesday, 6 p.m. in Műcsarnok, Exhibition space

Before the talk: A short film by Dávid Kresalek The spaces of super-modernity. Non-places in public transportation (2008 12’ 5”)

The talk is both in Hungarian and French with simultaneous interpretation.
The translations were financed by the Kosztolányi Program, and sponsored by the French Institute of Budapest, as well.

Andrea Gáldi Vinkó: Inside-Out

Lecture on:
Science and Power

Participants: Marc Augé, anthropologist, ethnologist; Ágnes Heller, philosopher; Prof. Dr. Hendrik Hansen (Andrássy University, Dean)

The lecture is the closing event of the series held on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty. Simultaneous interpretations in French, German and Hungarian are organized by the French Institute of Budapest together with the Goethe Institue of Budapest.

29 October, Tuesday, 6 P.M., French Institute of Budapest


Marc Augé (born September 2, 1935 in Poitiers) is a French anthropologist.
In an essay and book of the same title, Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity (1995), Marc Augé coined the phrase "non-place" to refer to places of transience that do not hold enough significance to be regarded as "places". Examples of a non-place would be a motorway, a hotel room, an airport or a supermarket.
Marc Augé’s career can be divided into three stages, reflecting shifts in both his geographical focus and theoretical development: early (African), middle (European) and late (Global). These successive stages do not involve a broadening of interest or focus as such, but rather the development of a theoretical apparatus able to meet the demands of the growing conviction that the local can no longer be understood except as a part of the complicated global whole.

More information about Augé here.
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