Pop’Sciences opens perspectives for a better relationship between industry and society

Du 23 November 2021 au 25 November 2021

In its new iteration, the Pop’Sciences Forum invites us to explore how to reconnect society with a constantly changing industry.

Over the past two centuries, industry has helped us reach out to the rest of the world, provided comfort to a large part of the Western population, developed large post-war working communities and boosted economic growth. However, there have been ecological, social and economic breakdowns between industry and the general public, which must be overcome.

This is a complex challenge that goes beyond simply relocating industry. We need to think about future industrial jobs, provide territories with the necessary resources to accommodate these new industries, decarbonize industries that still produce high levels of pollution, prepare the population for the industrial transformation of their territory and involve them in the reindustrialization process...

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The program, consisting of a magazine and two events in Lyon and Saint-Étienne, is part of the 2021 Industry Week – “Creating a sustainable future”.


Two highlights of the program

  • A discussion about “Industrial Sovereignty. Is the made-in-France approach really a good idea?”
    While the shortages brought on by the health crisis have stimulated interest and discussions surrounding re-industrialization, it is clear that the principle of industrial sovereignty still faces many obstacles. Relocating to France, but at what cost?
    Tuesday, November 23, 2021, from 7 PM to 8:30 PM | The Université de Lyon Grand Amphitheater, 7th district of Lyon
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  • Silent film followed by a discussion “Modern times – What would Charlie Chaplin have filmed in 2021?”
    Modern Times is a 1936 American silent comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin in which his iconic “Little Tramp” character struggles to survive in the modern, industrialized world. What would this masterpiece have looked like if it had been filmed in the third millennium?
    Thursday, November 25, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM | Cinéma le Méliès, Saint-Étienne
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Both events are free of charge, subject to prior registration and a valid health pass (pass sanitaire).


New issue of the Pop’Sciences Mag: “Bridging the gap between society and industry”

This magazine features five major reports examining the relationship between industry and our territory. It provides a critical, historical and prospective analysis of how industry impacts our landscapes, the environment, the economy and our daily lives.

Available from November 23, 2021 on Pop’Sciences.
You can also request a free paper copy of the Pop’Sciences Mag.