Works, articles, theses

Paris capitale du XIXe siècle,  Le livre des passages, Walter Benjamin, Rééditions du Cerf, 2006

Le passage : un type architectural du XIXe siècle, Johann Friedrich Geist, Mardaga, 1989

Les passages de Paris , Promenades, histoire, architecture, Patrice de Moncan, Le Mécène, 2009

A cinema of passages – phantasmagoria of the cinema by Jacques Demy, Alain Naze, l’Appareil Photographie, December 2013

Le paradigme du passage, Martin de la Soudière, in Communications, 70, Seuils, passages, pp. 5-31, 200

The Shortest Path to Happiness: Recommending Beautiful, Quiet, and Happy Routes in the City“,, Daniele Quercia, Rossano Schifanella & Luca Maria Aiello, July 2014

When providing directions to a place, web and mobile mapping services are all able to suggest the shortest route. The goal of this work is to automatically suggest routes that are not only short but also emotionally pleasant. To quantify the extent to which urban locations are pleasant, we use data from a crowd-sourcing platform that shows two street scenes in London (out of hundreds), and a user votes on which one looks more beautiful, quiet, and happy. We consider votes from more than 3.3K individuals and translate them into quantitative measures of location perceptions. We arrange those locations into a graph upon which we learn pleasant routes. Based on a quantitative validation, we find that, compared to the shortest routes, the recommended ones add just a few extra walking minutes and are indeed perceived to be more beautiful, quiet, and happy. To test the generality of our approach, we consider Flickr metadata of more than 3.7M pictures in London and 1.3M in Boston, compute proxies for the crowdsourced beauty dimension (the one for which we have collected the most votes), and evaluate those proxies with 30 participants in London and 54 in Boston. These participants have not only rated our recommendations but have also carefully motivated their choices, providing insights for future work.

“L’intimité territoriale. Territoire et assemblage”, Jean-François Février, conference on the 7th of December 2013 around the pictures of Ahlam Shibli , as part a series of lectures “Territorial Intimity – territory and public space” organized by the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris

Slopes, stairs, ramps, footbridges, urban or tilted lifts, escalators, funiculars, cable cars, vertical mobility in the city: report of a seminar organized in Lisbon by the International Association for Urban Development last 2-4 September 2013: “Vertical mobility in the city: welcome on the upper floor”

How does it feel do travel though a tunnel“, Ditte Bendix Lanng, Ambiances [online], Experimentation – Conception – Participation, published 15 Octobre 2014

La ville morcelée. Effets de coupure en milieu urbain, Frédéric Héran, Economica, Collection Méthodes et Approches, Paris, 2011.

Negotiating Boundaries. Passage, Migratory Itineraries and Social Exchanges, Under the direction of Nicolas Puig, Véronique Bontemps and Marie-Antoinette Hily, Revue Européenne des Migrations internationales, vol. 30 – n°2 | 2014