Pierre Lévy

prof. dr. Pierre Lévy, HDR

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Full-time Professor (PRCM) at National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts, France
Holder of the Chair of design Jean Prouvé

Member of the EPN16 - Innovation
Researcher at Dicen-IDF
Elected member of the Education Council (Conseil des formations)
Responsible for the Master Design · Création, projets, transdisciplinarité
Editorial Advisory Board member of the Journal of Human-Technology Relations

Pierre Lévy is a professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, holder of the Chair of design Jean Prouvé, and member of the Dicen-IDF laboratory (EA 7339). He holds an engineering degree in mechanical engineering (UT Compiègne, France), a Ph.D in kansei (affective) science (University of Tsukuba, Japan) and an HDR in information and communication sciences (UT Compiègne, France). He has lived for nearly 10 years in Japan (where he worked in industry and then in several Japanese universities) and 12 years in the Netherlands (at the Eindhoven University of Technology).

His work focuses on the relationship between the creative moments that are the design practice and the appropriation in everyday practices. This work is based on theories related to embodiment, reflexive practices, and Japanese philosophy and thinking. Through this research, Pierre Lévy discusses the posture and societal role of design, and more generally of reflexive practices, in the service of transforming everyday life.


Pierre Lévy