Thinking Places is a series of nine scientific films, made with the following principle: coupling, through the language of cinema, a speech given by a scientist that works on inhabited space and a place this scientist has chosen because this place changed him/her.
Each film is based on four elementary rules: A. The person and the place must be shot simultaneously. B. The film includes one sequence shot only. C. The shooting is limited to one take. D. The filmed place is what the filmed person is talking about.
The Films 1. Béatrice Collignon/Ottawa 2. Jean-François Staszak/Boston 3. John Agnew/Belfast 4. Franco Farinelli/Florence 5. Paola Viganò/Kortrijk + Antwerp 6. Michel Lussault/Lyon 7. Augustin Berque/Imintanoute 8. Susanne Rau/Gran Canaria 9. Jacques Lévy/Seoul
The Team Camera: Thomas Bataille, Sophie Cadet Sound: Farzaneh Bahrami, Ogier Maitre Original Music: Arnaud Laurens Editing: Julien Téphany Production : Chôros (Barbara Laurent-Lucchetti, Luana Huguenin, EPFL) Director : Jacques Lévy