Julie Brugier

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Julie Brugier

 
PORTRAIT 2016_
 
Currently pursuing a PhD, Julie has initially studied product design at the Boulle School in Paris. During her studies, she carried out a project on vulnerable populations (prostitutes and migrants) and developed an interest for on-the-ground research. Her practice was then oriented towards urban ecology, which is her currently research focus. She invested a lot into the JGJ Collective, where she designed objects supporting the frugal use of water in domestic landscapes.
More recently, she applied for a research position at the Cité du Design de Saint-Etienne. In that context, she got to work on the design of innovative services, around the new uses of water in Smart Cities.
Her PhD research focuses on alternative practices and urban resilience. This study will take interest in the mechanisms of the emerging culture of urban ecology. The use of renewable energies in public spaces will also be questioned through physical productions (such as installations, objects, machines) as well as through theoretical reasoning.

Website: http://www.juliebrugier.fr//