Visiting Fellow, Department of Geography and Environment, LSE
Antoine’s research is concerned with bringing human geography into conversation with the ideas of contemporary philosopher Alain Badiou, and in doing so, to show that this philosophy can be compatible with empirical social science. His PhD in Urban and Regional Planning (LSE, 2012) investigates Haussmann’s planning practice through the lens of Badiou’s philosophy, providing a new interpretation of the relation between Haussmann and property owners. And his recent work at LSE Cities (2008–2013) was concerned with drawing lessons from Badiou’s notion of the world to evaluate current attempts at large-N city comparisons in light of recent debates in comparative urbanism.
- Urban Planning
- Urban Politics
- Comparative Urbanism
- Continental Philosophy
- Alain Badiou
Selected recent publications:
- Paccoud, Antoine., Holman, Nancy., Mace, Alan., Sundaresan, Jayaraj (2014) Coordinating density; working through conviction, suspicion and pragmatism. Progress in Planning (In Press)
- Paccoud, Antoine (2012) A politics of regulation: Haussmann’s planning practice and Badiou’s philosophy. PhD thesis, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
- Paccoud, Antoine (2012) Paris, Haussmann and property owners (1853 – 1860): researching temporally distant events. In: Gassner, Gunter, Kaasa, Adam and Robinson, Katherine, (eds.) Distance and cities: where do we stand? Writing cities: working papers (2). Cities Programme, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK, pp. 24-32. ISBN 2042-4361.