Town Planner - PhD Student in sociology, EHESS
Postgraduate program: Health, Population and Social Policies
Cifre EHESS - Ville de Paris (january 2015 - december 2018)
Dissertation title: "Uses and handicap. Development of equipment and facilities receiving the public"
Under the supervision of Isabelle Ville (CEMS-IMM) and Myriam Winance (Cermes3)
In France the law dated February 11, 2005 on equality of rights and opportunity, participation and citizenship of the disabled set the objective for all equipment receiving public and facilities open to public to be accessible on first January 2015. However, and despite 40 years of built heritage accessibility public policies, in 2015, less than 20% of concerned buildings are considered accessible. The law dated February 11, 2005 preceded debates were strong between different disability conception’s partisans. Many people thought that with its environmental part adoption, universal accessibility and the idea that spaces and buildings have to be designed for all since their origin should have permitted a significant evolution. Anticipating this failure, a new procedure, the “Agendas d’accessibilité programmée” (Ad’AP, planned accessibility agendas), has been published on September 26, 2014 to reach it.
My research focuses on accessibility practices, and the analysis, through these practices: (1) of the implementation of a performative tool, the Ad’AP, which is compelling actors, and (2) of accessibility conceptions borne by actors and applied with / thanks to this tool.