Jean-Paul Thibaud

Jean-Paul Thibaud, sociologist and urban planner, is senior researcher at CNRS. Researcher at Cresson (Research Center on Sonic Space and the Urban Environment, UMR1563 Ambiances Architectures Urbanités). His field of research covers the theory of urban ambiances, ordinary perception in urban environment, sensory culture and ethnography of public places, anthropology of sound, and qualitative in situ methodologies. He has directed the CRESSON research laboratory and has founded the International Ambiances Network (www.ambiances.net). Jean-Paul Thibaud has published numerous papers on urban ambiances and has co-edited several books on this field of research.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.