Lise Landrin

Postdoctoral researcher

Department Fachbereich Geographie und Raumplanung
Postadresse Université du Luxembourg
Maison des Sciences Humaines
11, Porte des Sciences
L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
Büroadresse MSH, E02 25-350
Telefon (+352) 46 66 44 9137

Lise Landrin is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in Geography for the project REMIX PLACE in the framework of “Esch 2022”. She holds two master’s degree in Geography and Philosophy from the University of Grenoble Alpes University and a PhD in Geography titled “Staging the stakes: an inquiry into rural Nepal through theater”/ “Se mettre en jeu: enquêter dans le Népal rural par la théâtre déclencheur”.

Her research focuses on the relationship between geography, performing arts and spaces of everyday life. Inspired by feminist epistemologies and questioning power relations in the knowledge production, she chooses theater and creation-research as a mean to collectively build research data. Theater as a methodology enable people to express themselves in a new language, encouraging them to analyze and transform the oppressions. Her PHD axes in a specific case study in the rural Nepal with the stage director Pariksha Lamichhane where groups of women as well as groups of teenagers have participated to several theater workshop between 2017 and 2019. Lise also belong to Ru’elles theater company in Grenoble where she develops the concept of “Triggering Theater”/ “le théâtre déclencheur” with Julie Arménio. As a matter of fact, her passion goes on the link between research, participation and performative arts.

Currently postdoctoral research in University of Luxembourg, she joined the program Remix Place with Estelle Evrard to engage a cross-disciplinary research. Remix Place engages a group of seven people composed by researchers in geography, researchers in theater studies and artists. Together they investigate the way people feel attached to places in the cross-border area between Luxembourg and France in the territory of Esch 2022. This participatory and creation research will lead them to build scientific analysis as well as a theater play (July 2022) and an exhibition (June-September 2022).

Aside these research interests, Lise has spent five years teaching in Grenoble Alpes university from Bachelor to master’s degrees. Her teaching experience cover different programs including human geography, social sciences, urban studies, international development studies, land planning, introduction to mapping and theater workshop.

Research interests

  • Theater as methodology
  • Emotional geography and embodied anthropology
  • Creation-research
  • Participatory action research
  • Feminist epistemologies and situated knowledge
  • Rural Nepal
  • Post-industrial spaces
  • Ethics of fieldwork

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  • 2015-2016: MASTER 2 Territorial systems, decision support, environment (STADE), ENS Lyon
  • 2014-2015 : AGREGATION in GEOGRAPHY, Lyon 3, France
  • 2013-2014 : CAPES of HISTORY-GEOGRAPHY, ENS Lyon, France
  • 2012-2013: MASTER 2 International Development Studies (IDS, courses in english), Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble. Thesis under the supervision of Myriam Houssay-Holzschuch (IGA) and Denis Blamont (Associate Researcher at Pacte): Women Faciliy Center in Far Western Nepal: early implementation and dynamics of development, with honours.
  • 2011-2012: Master 1 in Geography, Innovation and Territory (ITER); Institute of Alpine Geography, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France; with honours.
  • 2011-2012 : MASTER 1 in Philosophy; Pierre-Mendès France University, Grenoble, France. Thesis: Environmental ethics and environmental justice, investigation on philosophical and geographical approaches of a same object, directed by Sarah Mekdjian (Pacte) and Marlène Jouan (Iphig), Honours.
  • 2010-2011: Bachelor's degree in Geography at the Institut de Géographie Alpine, with a specialization in regional planning
  • 2010-2011 : Licence 3 in General Philosophy at the University Pierre Mendes-France
  • 2008-2010: Literary preparatory class at Felix Eboué, Cayenn

Research Activities

  • [Upcoming] Artistic and performative exhibition Violente Paix/Violent Peace: in situ workshop
  • Research program "Producing knowledges, conditions, ethics and transmission. Research and teaching issues" within the Pacte Social Justice team (2020-2021)
  • Organisation of the seminar "Theatre and Social Sciences, what do we see of the world from the theatre? "with Yann Calbérac, UGA, 29 MAY 2018
  • “Violent Peace”: workshop with the Master 2 IDS in the peninsula of Grenoble. From 1 to 5 February 2021, in collaboration with Karine Gatelier and Julie Arménio (
  • Triggering theatre workshop (3 hours) “Doing research: creating, experimenting, performing”. Geneva, 13-14 Feb. 2020
  • Violent Peace" workshop with the M2 Creation (LASSIC Grenoble) and IDS (IUGA) from 9 to 13 December 2019. With Julie Arménio, Karine Gattelier and Claire Revol: 20 hours of workshop, 40 students and performances in public space in the scientific peninsula of Grenoble,
  • Workshop " Corps pensants/embodied knowledges " with students of Licence 3. From 22 to 26 October 2018 and from 21 to 25 October 2019, 20 hours and 25 in “Espace scenique transdisciplinaire” (EST)
  • Research-creation, a residence with Ru'elles. Location: Secteur 1 of Grenoble, Mann'art(e) collective, 11 to 22 June 2018, situ-secteur1/
  • Practices of triggering theatre, the multiple uses of the mask with Julie Arménio, 29 May 2018, Grand Studio de l'EST, UGA, UMR PACTE - Social Justice Team
  • Theater workshop for critical geopolitics, 5 February 2018, Théâtre des Peupliers, Grenoble

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2020-2021 ATER at the Institute of Urbanism and Alpine Geography of Grenoble (IUGA)

  • Master 2 International Development Studies - Research-creation workshop on the Grenoble peninsula with Karine Gatelier (MODOP) and Julie Arménio (Ru'elles). Portfolio:
  •  Licence 3 - Territorial planning: Mobilities and inequalities of the Territory
  • Licence 1 - Producing Space, introduction to human geography
  • Licence 1 - Professional discovery and digital tools

2019-2020 ATER at the Institute of Urbanism and Alpine Geography (IUGA)

  • Master 1 and 2 -MEEF (for teaching grade)
  • Master 2 - International Development Studies - Production of urban violence, research creation workshop crossed between M2 IDS and M2 Creation (UFR A cross disciplinary residence with two masters groups: Master Création artistique (artistic creation) - UFR LLASIC.
  • Licence 3 - Geography Space and Society: Social Science Theories,
  • Licence 3 - Territorial planning: Mobilities and inequalities of the Territory • Licence 1- Methodology of academic work
  • Licence 1- Spatial data (SIG) • Licence 1- Produce Space, introduction to human geography

2016-2019 three years lecturer (64h/year) at the Institute of Urbanism and Alpine Geography (IUGA)

  • Master MEEF (for teaching grade)
  • Licence 3-Theory of Social Sciences: powers in question.
  • Licence 3, Theatre workshop on 20h with Julie Arménio (cie Ru'elles) and Claire Revol (UMR PACTE) entitled "Les corps pensants, lire l'interactionnisme symbolique avec le théâtre déclencheur" (Thinking bodies, reading symbolic interactionism with triggering theatre), Espace Scénique Transdisciplinaire, UGA
  • Licence 1- Methodology of university work

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  • [Upcoming] A geo-choreographed conference at the Saint-Dié geography festival, October 2021
  • “Situated knowledges: a frame for feminist geography”, presentation at the festival Géopolitiques critiques, 9 March 2021, webinaire
  • “Triggering theatre, an epistemic privilege for geography?” Conference and theatre workshop at CUSO Geneva, Faire de la recherche: créer, expérimenter, performer. Geneva, 13-14 February 2020
  • "Space and theatre", Geography and Literature Seminar, organised by Pauline Guinard, ENS Paris, 8 January 2020.
  • “Theatre and geography: apprehending emotions through the space of the stage", Geography of Emotions Seminar, by Pauline Guinard and Jean-Baptiste Lanne, ENS de PARIS, 6 May 2019.
  • “Theatre of the Oppressed, a laboratory for social geography in rural Nepal", Theatre and Social Sciences, UGA, Social Justice, 29 May 2018
  • « The theatre of the oppressed, analysis of a research-creation in rural Nepal », Workshop Association Jeunes Etudes Indiennes (AJEI), Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris Saclay, 28 May 2018
  • “Gender and Theatre in Nepal, presentation of a thesis field", Nepal Research Network, INALCO, 3 July 2017
  • "Questioning Gender in Nepal and India", Panel at the 6th Congress of the French Network for Asian Studies, International Conference, FNASIC, 26-28 June 2017, Sciences Po, Paris,
  • “The study of women's groups in Nepal, when the terrain informs a feminist geography”, Biennale Masculin/Féminin, Paris 1,2 June 2017,
  • Seminar 'Critical Geography of Himalayan Region', proposed by Rohit Negi and Anu Sablok, Mohali, India, 7, 8 October 2016

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  • Member of PACTE Loboratory in Social Justice
  • Member of the Performance Lab, UGA
  • Member of Ru'elles Theatre Company, Grenoble
  • Member of the Junior Laboratory Altermac, ENS LYON
  • Member of "Réseau Chercheur Népal" (RCN)
  • Member of "Corps-accord". Research group for anthropology-geography theatre-dance (Labex ITEM)
  • National Commission for Feminist Geography Federation (CNFG Féministe)
  • CNFG Critical Geography

Last updated on: 02 Jul 2021

Last updated on: 02 Jul 2021