Member

Jean Maklhouta

Jean MAKHLOUTA

Position
Ph.D. student

Institution
University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Team
PARIS

E-mail
jeanhmakhlouta (at) gmail.com
jean.makhlouta (at) univ-paris1.fr

Research theme
Urban geography
Social and cultural geography
Architecture
Queer and feminist spatial approaches

Transversal subjects
Mobilities and territories: towards a relational approach to space
Stabilities and fluidity of geographical objects

Address
Géographie-cités • Campus Condorcet
5 cours des Humanités
93322 Aubervilliers cedex (France)

Education

Depuis 2020 Ph.D. in Geography, Doctoral School of Geography of Paris, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Thesis “Repenser la ville par les stratégies spatiales des minorités sexuelles et de genre à Beyrouth” (Rethinking the city through queer urban strategies in Beirut), under the supervision of Nadine Cattan and Stéphanie Dadour.

2017-2019 Master of Architecture (research-based degree), National School of Architecture Paris-Malaquais.

2014-2017 Bachelor of Architecture, National School of Architecture Paris-Malaquais.

2016-2017 University exchange program, Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien.

Scientific activities

Project participation

International projects

2021-2023 ANR Action-Liban « Activer la dimension territoriale de la crise sanitaire » (Activating the territorial dimension of the health crisis), partnership with Géographie-cités (CNRS UMR 8504), Architecture, Culture, Société (CNRS UMR AUSser 3329) and the Lebanese University. Project coordinated by Nadine Cattan.

2021-2022 Participation in the publication project “Les portes d’accès cosmopolites : quand la mondialisation fait lieu” (Cosmopolitan gateways: when globalization becomes a place) directed by Nadine Cattan and Jean-Baptiste Frétigny in the context of a collective work on the Greater Paris area.

2020-2021 Editing of the book Hybrid Mobilities. Transgressive Spatialities (Routledge, 2021) coordinated by Nadine Cattan and Laurent Faret.

Organization of scientific events

2022 Session « Thinking space beyond the binary: critical feminist and queer approaches », with Clément Nicolle, European Geographies of Sexualities Conference, Cadiz, 14-16 September [upcoming].

2022 Session « Space, gender, and sexualities: where are we at? », with Milan Bonté et Clément Nicolle, International Geographical Union, Paris, 18-22 July [upcoming].

2022 Round-table discussion « Beyrouth au prisme de l’informel : acteurs et stratégies d’une résilience territoriale » (Beirut through the lens of informality: actors and strategies of territorial resilience), Nuit des Idées, University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 23 March. Participants: Mazen Haidar, Colette Saba, and Joelle Abou Issa.

2019 Round-table discussion « Espace, genre(s) et sexualité(s) », with Mahé Cordier-Jouanne, Festival des savoirs, ENSA Paris-Malaquais, 2 October. Participants : Ariela Katz, Brent Patterson, and Giulia Zonca.

Collaborations

Since 2021 Associate researcher, CNRS UMR AUSser 3329 Architecture, Culture, Société, ENSA Paris-Malaquais.

Since 2020 Member of the study group « Mobilités et Spatialités » of the LabEx DynamiTe.

2022 Affiliate, Beirut Urban Lab, American University of Beirut (January – June 2022).

Teaching

2021-2022 University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, UFR de Géographie (59h).

  • “Diagnostic territorial” (Territorial diagnosis), undergraduate program
  • “Peuplements et mobilités” (Populations and mobilities), undergraduate program

2020-2021 University Paris-Est Créteil, UFR Lettres, langues et sciences humaines (51h).

  • “Cartographie de terrain” (Field Mapping), undergraduate program

2019-2020 National School of Architecture Paris-Malaquais (24h).

  • Workshop “Révéler le genre dans l’espace — l’architecture à l’épreuve du féminisme et de la théorie queer” (Revealing gender in space — architecture challenged by feminism and queer theory), undergraduate and master’s program

Publications

MAKHLOUTA Jean (2020), « Queeriser l’espace domestique à l’ère numérique » (Queering the domestic space in the digital age), Des féminismes en architecture. Re-vue Malaquais, no. 6, Éditions Beaux-Arts, Paris, pp. 83–88.

Oral communications

Communications in international conferences

Rennes 2021 « The fluid and the ephemeral as transgression: queer mobilities and space-making in Beirut », Transgression: A New Paradigm?, European Architectural History Network Thematic Conference, ENSA Rennes, 17-21 November.

Madrid 2021 « Spatial mobility as agency? Queer strategies in Beirut », Urban (Im)mobilities and Borderland Narratives, Universidad de Alcalá, 14-15 October.

Communication in a national conference

Paris 2021 « Nuancer l’absence subie en ville : les pratiques infra-politiques des minorités sexuelles et de genre à Beyrouth » (Nuancing absence in the city: infrapolitical practices of sexual and gender minorities in Beirut, Tenth study day of young geography researchers in Paris “Absence(s) – from the invisible to the unthinkable in geography”, Institute of Geography, 27 September.

Communications in research seminars

Paris 2021 « Un droit à la ville ? Étudier les spatialités de Beyrouth par des pratiques minoritaires » (A right to the city? Studying the spatialities of Beirut through minority practices), Espaces genrés – histoires, théories, pratiques, National School of Architecture Paris-Malaquais, 18 May.

Beirut 2020 « The Politics of Space », Prosthesis | a spatial apparatus, Lebanese American University, 2 November.

Paris 2019 « Queer(ing) domesticity: the case of the North American suburban house », Architectural Instability and Indeterminacy, National School of Architecture Paris-La Villette, 17 April.

Paris 2019 « Quelles normes genrées dans la conception spatiale en architecture ? » (What gendered norms in spatial design in architecture?), L’érotisme en architecture, National School of Architecture Paris-Malaquais, 10 April.

Communications in round-tables

Lyon 2022 « La réappropriation de l’espace urbain par les femmes et les personnes LGBT » (The reappropriation of urban space by women and LGBT people), with Mélodie Gauglin and Clément Nicolle, La ville sous domination « masculine » : produire, habiter et transformer des espaces genrés, University Lumière Lyon 2, 17 January.

Paris 2021 « Recherche et LGBT+ » (Research and LGBT+), with Clara Le Hennaf, Normal ? Diversités dans la recherche, Espace des Sciences Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (ESPGG) – ESPCI Paris PSL, 24 June.

Administrative responsibilities

Since 2021 Member of the support and information committee on harassment of the research unit Géographie-cités.

Honors, Awards and Fellowships

2021 Doctoral fellowship of the research commission of the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.