Despret, Vinciane


A philosopher and psychologist, Vinciane Despret has always asked questions of our relationship to animals in a number of internationally acclaimed works. She is also the curator of the exhibition “Being Animal” at the Cité des Sciences in Paris. This is her fourth work with Actes Sud after her highly acclaimed Habiter en oiseau (Mondes sauvages collection, 2019). For 2021, Vinciane Despret has been appointed “intellectual of the year” at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, where she will be organizing a series of events throughout the period including an octopus performance in November.