Since 2019, the CREIDD organises the 3S Seminar: Sustainability of Socio-Technical Systems, in partnership with the GIS S-mart and the EcoSD network.

Originally in 2019, the 3S seminar was created to communicate on transition-related topics to UTT students and staff, and more particularly to Master's students in the Engineering and Management of the Environment and Sustainable Development (IMEDD) programme, UTT doctoral students following the Transition module of the Sociotechnical Systems (SST) speciality at UTT and doctoral students at GIS S.mart and the ECOSD network.

The ambition of today's 3S seminar is to widen the number of participants (local actors, companies, associations, etc.). During the last editions, the different speakers have succeeded one another to lead the conferences, workshops and round tables.
 

The 4th edition

This new edition of the S3 seminar is organised by Pauline Picot, Victor Petit, Claudine Gillot, Lou-Lyne Leconte and Tatiana Reyes, and the themes guiding the discussions this year will be techno-diversity and post-growth. 

In 2006, the agronomist Raphaël Larrère wondered whether industrial ecology was a new paradigm or a fashionable slogan, leaning towards the latter. This was tantamount to questioning the relevance of the analogical approach in ecology. Here we would like to re-evaluate this question beyond the living/technical dualism. At the heart of this analogy is a central concept: the ecosystem. What does ecology tell us about the ecosystem?
Three fundamentals: an ecosystem is always located in a geographical area, anchored in a particular environment; this anchoring takes the form of exchanges of matter and energy; an ecosystem is a functional unit - one that can maintain itself. What does it mean, then, to mobilise this concept to look at human activities? This analogical gesture leads, firstly, to giving primacy to the local, the particular, to focusing on the different contexts in which we, and our technical activities, are embedded.
Secondly, this anchoring in the local context implies an inseparability of human activities with what we too quickly call the 'environment' or 'nature'. It would then be a matter of thinking about technology as it unfolds in the singularity of the ecosystem under consideration, breaking with an environmentalist approach, i.e.: techno-diversity. Thirdly, since growth only represents a period of time in the evolution of an ecosystem, ecosystemic thinking involves questioning the maintenance and persistence of the latter, and therefore positioning itself in a post-growth perspective. This seminar explores this analogical gesture in greater depth and questions its implications: how can we evolve in a socio-technological-ecological systems. 

Provisional programme
 

  • Thursday 13 January 2022


13h30 - 13h45 : Opening of the seminar 

14h45 - 14h15 : Introduction of the seminar by Pauline Picot, PhD student at the UR InSyTE at the University of Technology of Troyes.

14h15 - 15h15 : "upcoming title" by Maël Montévil, CNRS research fellow at the Centre Cavaillès, République des Savoirs USR 3608, Ecole Normale Supérieure.

15h15 - 16h15 : "upcoming title" by Victor Petit, Assistant professor at the UR InSyTE at the University of Technology of Troyes.

16h30 - 17h30: "upcoming title" by Arnaud Diemer, Scientific Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Sustainability (ERASME), within the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur le Développement International (CERDI), University of Clermont Auvergne.
 

  • Friday 14 January 2022


8h45 - 9h00 : Oppening

9h00 - 09h10 : Introduction to Day 2

09h10 - 10h10 : "upcoming title" by Olivier Hamant, Director of Research at the National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA) at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon.

10h30 - 11h30 : "upcoming title" by Gabriel Plassat Pilot of the ADEME's Call for Commons, creator of the Fabrique des Mobilités;

11h30 - 12h30 : "upcoming title" by Nicolas Loubet and Rieul Techer, researchers at Oxamyne.

14h00 - 15h00 : "upcoming title" by Pauline Marty, Assistant professor at the UR InSyTE at the University of Technology of Troyes.

15h15 - 16h15 : Collectif Disnovation, by Pauline Briand, Journalist and author specialised in environmental issues.

16h15 - 16h30 : Closing of the seminar

For this 4th edition, the 3S seminar is open to all those interested in the subject (associations, local authorities, etc.). Participation is free of charge, with mandatory registration. It is only possible for UTT students and staff to attend on site. But participation is possible online


What happened in the past years?

The ambition of today's 3S seminar is to widen the number of participants (local actors, companies, associations, etc.). During the last editions, the different speakers have succeeded one another to lead the conferences, workshops and round tables.
 

The 3rd edition

The third edition, in 2021, organisez by Alexis Lalevée, Claudine Gillot, Anne-Laure Capomaccio and Tatiana Reyes, focus on third places. The question raised was : Third places, a lever for value creation in territories? We welcomed the following presentations:

  • The third place invention, by Antoine BURRET – Institut de science de services, Centre Universitaire d’Informatique, Unige
     
  • Workshop : Third places: exchanges, a lever for value creation? , by Olaf de HEMMER GUDME  – Value(s) and Management
     
  • The structuring of third places and common areas? , by Sylvia FREDRIKSSON – ECOLAB (Orléans School of Art and Design) and Oxamyne cooperative
     
  • The third and the milieu (Synthesis of Day 1 and Introduction to Day 2), by Victor PETIT – Troyes University of Technology
     
  • Creative territories, by Bernard PECQUEUR – University of Grenoble-Alpes, PACTE Laboratory
     
  • Policies at the third place level: from socio-economic experiences to the creation of value for territories, by  Christine LIEFOOGHE –  University of Lille, Territories, Cities, Environment & Society Laboratory (TVES)
     
  • Coworking, a third place activity? , by Aurore DANDOY – Independent teacher-researcher and expert-facilitator
     
  • Feedback from third places :
    • E-graine , by Thomas AMBLARD
    • Fablab l'atelier , by Michael BOUILLON
    • Le Rucher Créatif, by Sidonie MARTINEZ SVOBODA
    • La Myne , by Laurent EMMANUEL
  • Presentation of the analysis grid: design approaches, by Maud RIO –  Senior Lecturer at Grenoble Alpes University, G-SCOP Laboratory,and Benjamin TYL –  APESA eco-innovation research engineer
     
  • Exchanges: between theory and practice, how to deal with third places? –  All participants
     
  • Seminar Closing, by Pauline MARTY – Troyes University of Technology

Video of the presentations and exchanges of this seminar are bellow.


 
The third place invention, by Antoine BURRET
Workshop : Third places: exchanges, a lever for value creation?
Workshop : Third places: exchanges, a lever for value creation?

Third places: exchanges, a lever for value creation? , by Olaf de HEMMER GUDME  
The structuring of third places and common areas by Sylvia FREDRIKSSON
The structuring of third places and common areas by Sylvia FREDRIKSSON

The structuring of third places and common areas? , by Sylvia FREDRIKSSON
Synthesis Day 1 and Introduction Day 2, by Victor PETIT
Synthesis Day 1 and Introduction Day 2, by Victor PETIT

The third and the milieu, by Victor PETIT
 
Creative territories, by Bernard PECQUEUR
Creative territories, by Bernard PECQUEUR

Creative territories, by Bernard PECQUEUR
Policies at the third place level: from socio-economic experiences to the creation of value for territories, by  Christine LIEFOOGHE
Policies at the third place level: from socio-economic experiences to the creation of value for territories, by Christine LIEFOOGHE

Policies at the third place level: from socio-economic experiences to the creation of value for territories, by  Christine LIEFOOGHE
Coworking, a third place activity? , by Aurore DANDOY

Feedback from third places ; Presentation of the analysis grid by Maud RIO and Benjamin TYL; Exchanges with all participants

conclusion pauline marty
conclusion pauline marty

Seminar Closing, by Pauline MARTY 

The second edition in 2020

The second edition, in 2020, organised by Estephania Delgadillo, Anne-Laure Capomaccio and Tatiana Reyes, had as its theme Low-Techs:

  • "Low tech, wild design, frugal innovation, transition engineering", by Victor PETIT -Université de technologie de Troyes
  • "Rethinking digital in the planetary limits", by Gauthier ROUSSIIHE - designer and researcher on/for a limited earth
  • "Démachiniser les services Économie de fonctionnalité́ (centred on people and organisations)", by Benjamin SERRA, École des Mines de Saint-Étienne
  • Round table, with Chris MCMAHON, Victor PETIT and Gauthier ROUSSIIHE
  • Social and Solidarity Economy "Relocating without losing the right scale effects", by Malgorzata LEKAN - Hull University
  • "Sobriety(s): when living in it makes the subject", by Nathan BEN KEMOUN - Université Paris-Dauphine
  • Round table, with Benjamin SERRA, Nathan BEN KEMOUN and Malgorzata LEKAN
Presentations by Victor Petit  and then Benjamin Serra.
Presentation by Gautier Roussihe and round table.
s3s vidéo 3
s3s vidéo 3

Presentation by Malgorzata Lekan

The first edition in 2019

The first edition, in 2019, was organised by : Estephania Delgadillo, Santiago Perez and Tatiana Reyes. This edition focused on the themes of Anthropocene and Strong Sustainability, and featured presentations by the following personalities:

  • "Circular economy: what opportunities for companies and territories?", by Murielle Diaco (founder and president of the DJOUMAN platform),
  • Round table: "What actions for a change in society towards sustainability?" with Pauline Marty and Serge Rohmer (Associate professor from CREIDD -UTT), Maud Rio (Associate professor at Grenoble Alpes University - G-Scop Laboratory), and Murielle Diaco.
  • "Strong sustainability: state of the art and research programme for the evaluation of sociotechnical alternatives." by Guillaume Mandil (Associate professor at the University of Grenoble Alpes - G-Scop Laboratory - INRIA STEEP team) and Jean-Yves Courtonne (post-doctoral student at Inria Grenoble - STEEP team),
  • "Collapsing the end of sustainable development: pragmatism, destauration, crumbling" by Diego Landivar (Director and co-founder of Origens Media Lab, co-founder of Closing Worlds Initiative and Associate Professor),
  • "Capabilities, sustainability and territory" by Nicolas Buclet (Professor at Grenoble Alpes University, PACTE),
  • "Designing a sustainable future" by Nadège Troussier (Professor, head of the CREIDD/UTT research team).