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Mathieu Potte-Bonneville

Philosopher and head of the Department of Culture and Creation of the Centre Pompidou

Mathieu Potte-Bonneville is a philosopher, lecturer at the ENS in Lyon, and former president of the Collège international de philosophie (CIPh). In 2016 he created the Nuit des idées cultural event, together with the Institut français, and is currently head of Culture and Creation at the Centre Pompidou, a department responsible for the museum’s live programming, which includes activities such as performances, debates and film screenings. He is a leading expert on the work of Michel Foucault, interested in the meeting between thought, commitment and creation, which he continued to explore for many years as editor of Vacarme magazine. He has written various books on this subject, including Michel Foucault, l’inquiétude de l’histoire (Presses Universitaires de France, 2004) and D’après Foucault. Gestes, luttes, programmes (Seuil, 2012), written jointly with Philippe Artières. He has also written about cinema, series, literature and migration. In 2019 he published Voir venir. Écrire l’hospitalité (Stock) together with the writer and translator Marie Cosnay, a conversation about the failure of institutions and language when it comes to hospitality.

Update: 24 February 2022


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Future Cultures

Bernd Scherer, Mathieu Potte-Bonneville and Judit Carrera