At a time when economic, social, geopolitical and environmental crises are multiplying, making vulnerability and situations of vulnerability more visible and urgent, the University is organizing an event to highlight the many research projects at Rennes 2 that tackle this key concept in the humanities and social sciences.
Far from having a standardized definition, the notion of vulnerability refers to a number of related themes: inequalities, differences, discrimination, fragility, precariousness and exclusion. What's more, situations of vulnerability can be analyzed from a number of angles (social, spatial, temporal), using a variety of artistic forms of expression (photography, cinema, theater, painting, street art, etc.).
This field of research leads to new forms of collaboration between academics and non-academics, extending the registers of writing and avenues of action around research.
The event will be organized around five different themes:
- Youth vulnerability
- Society and vulnerability
- Public spaces and precariousness
- Risks and prevention
- Solidarity and transitions