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Maud Nys

Doctorante en architecture / PhD Student
Laboratoire LéaV - Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles & Université Paris Saclay
Participe à 1 Session
Thèse en Architecture : "Vers des territoires durables : projeter les rythmes de transformation, sous la co-direction de Philippe Potié (HDR, LéaV) et Paolo Amaldi (HDR, LéaV).
Thesis in Architecture : "Towards recyclable territories : the projection of transformation rhythms." Supervisors : Prof. Philippe Potié (Léav) and Prof. Paolo Amaldi (Léav).

Maud Nÿs is an architect and civil engineer. She is currently completing her doctorate in Laboratoire LeaV of the National School of Architecture in Versailles and University of Paris Saclay, focusing on transformations rhythms in urban design, to conceive recyclable territories. She is interested in urban recycling projects in the Western metropolises that queries urban life cycles, times of actions and overlaps between memory and projection. She explores how time perceptions influenced time projections, analyzing both philosophical notions used and architectural representations made by architects.

She is also one of the founders of Atelier Fil Architecture and participate to research-action projects in urban design and architecture. The team was one of the three finalists teams of the urban competition Europan 12 in 2013 dealing with the topic of The adaptable city, this innovative project of urban recycling is still in progress today.

Towards recyclable territories : the projection of transformation rhythms

Irregular, unstable, urban areas are constantly changing. But how can the space designers think and represent time flow, while multiple times collide, and permanences and changes get mixed up? Architects are well-off speaking about space, but less about time.

Yet, the time dimension has arisen increasingly since the 1990s with, first, the emergence of urban projects in a dialectic between infinite process and finite object. Then, with the urban recycling of areas already urbanized in the Western metropolises, that queries urban life cycles, times of actions and overlaps between memory and projection.

In order to identify innovative design and representation tools for territories's renewal, this research analyses concepts and operating modes of three references from the sixties, Cedric Price, Aldo Rossi et Andrea Branzi.

Key-words : life cycle, urban recycling, rhythm, time and timing, process, dynamism

Sessions auxquelles Maud Nys participe

Mardi 7 Juin, 2016

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Sessions auxquelles Maud Nys assiste

Vendredi 3 Juin, 2016

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
17:00 - 19:30 | 2 heures 30 minutes
Festive Event

Welcome addresses and cocktail, followed by the Concordia Signature Event "The Garden of the Grey Nuns". As the opening ceremony and cocktail take place in the former Grey Nuns' Motherhouse, recycled into campus residence and reading rooms by Concordia University,  delegates will also have the possibility to discover the video Three Grey Nuns (3 minutes, by Ron Rudin and Phil Lichti. Three Grey Nuns recount their memories of communal life in the Grey Nun’s Motherhouse.  Built...

19:30 - 21:00 | 1 heure 30 minutes
Research-Creation Installation or PerformancePublic event

Working with archival documents and the current-day morphology of the Grey Nuns' site, Dr Cynthia Hammond, Dr Shauna Janssen, in collaboration with Dr Jill Didur, will curate a series of installations and performances that speak directly to the rich heritage of a specific urban landscape: the gardens of the Grey Nuns' Motherhouse, now part of the Concordia University downtown campus. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the lost working gardens of the Grey Nuns. As with other such...

Samedi 4 Juin, 2016

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
18:30 - 20:00 | 1 heure 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Most of what we experience as heritage emerges into conscious recognition through a complex mixture of political and ideological filters, including nationalism.  In these processes, through a variety of devices (museums, scholarly research, consumer reproduction, etc.), dualistic classifications articulate a powerful hierarchy of value and significance.  In particular, the tangible-intangible pair, given legitimacy by such international bodies as UNESCO, reproduces a selective ordering of cul...

Dimanche 5 Juin, 2016

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
14:00 - 15:30 | 1 heure 30 minutes
Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageHeritage Changes the Social OrderCitizenshipPublic event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

"What does heritage change?" is a multifaceted  question to which the answer(s) are in primary respects related to real-life negotiations among different groups of citizens, cultures, races, ethnic groups, sexual identities, and social classes about received, official and/or widely accepted or accomodated intangible attributes, cultural traditions, historic monuments, buildings, and other transmitted or revived historical legacies. Heritage designated by and for whom, for what motivations, an...

Lundi 6 Juin, 2016

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
7:30 - 8:30 | 1 heure
Public event

(in French and English) L’artiste et anthropologue Miléna Kartowski-Aïach nous invite dans le cadre d’une performance interactive et commentée de s’immerger dans le répertoire traditionnel profane et sacré de la musique yiddish.  _ The artist and anthropologist Miléna Kartowski-Aïach invites us, as part of an interactive and commented performance, to immerse ourselves into the traditional, sacred and secular re...

12:30 - 13:30 | 1 heure
Co-Construction and Community Based HeritageArchitecture and UrbanismPublic event

As Canada shifts from a resource-based economy to a knowledge-based economy, small communities that were established to service the primary sector are faced with a complex and unique set of challenges. They are communities built on a culture of hard work, resourcefulness, and creativity; their residents are now tasked with developing strategies to deal with a lack of employment, depopulation and resettlement.  Small is premised on the notion that leveraging the rich cultur...

Philip Evans


Dr Jessica Mace


Mardi 7 Juin, 2016

Fuseau horaire: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
19:00 - 23:00 | 4 heures
Festive Event

The closing dinner of the conference, called “Pawâ” according to a French-Canadian tradition borrowed from the Native American lexicon, will be an opportunity to discover, in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal, an original culinary creation by the caterer Agnus Dei, from the renowned Maison Cartier-Besson in Montreal, leader in its field for its boundless creativity and event expertise. The dinner, in the form of stations, will offer delegates an exploration of Quebecois culinary heritage,...