Registration
Registration

Thursday 1th December

Speakers
  • 08:00 - 09:00 am

    Welcome of the participants

  • 09:00-09.45 am

    Introduction

    François BRAUN, Minister of Health and Prevention
    Antonio GUTERRES, Secretary-General of the United Nations (to be confirmed)
    Johanna ROLLAND, President of Nantes Metropole and Mayor of Nantes
    Gilbert HANGARD, President of the “Elected officials, public health and territories” association
    Ledia LAZERI, Mental Health Advisor at the WHO Regional Office for Europe (to be confirmed)
    Didier LEPELLETIER, President of the High Committee for Public Health.
    Jean-Luc ROELANDT, Deputy Director of the French WHO Collaborating Centre
    Rachel BOCHER, Head of the Psychiatry Department of the Nantes University Hospital and Scientific Curator of the event

  • Morning

    URBAN PLANNING, ARCHITECTURE, NATURE IN CITIES & MENTAL HEALTH

    Three hundred million people worldwide suffer from depression. Could this be related to the fact that more than half of the world’s population now lives in cities? If the current demographic trend continues, city populations will continue to grow and there will be more megacities. Mass urbanisation, combined with the consequences of climate change, poses a threat to the mental health of human populations. How can cities be made more inclusive? How should future cities be planned?

    Moderator:
    Emmanuelle GAUDEMER, AIA Life Designers | Nantes
    Jean-Luc ROELANDT, WHOCC | Lille

    Agitator: 
    Pauline LAILLE, Plante et Cité | Nantes

  • 09.45 - 10:00 am

    Introduction

    Words of World Citizens

    Keynote speaker:
    Paola VIGANO, urban planner, Schelling Award for Architectural Theory in 2022, winner of the Grand Prix de l’Urbanisme in 2013.

  • 10:00 - 11:30 am

    Feedback - What mental health priorities in urban projects?

    City of Bordeaux
    City of Grenoble
    City of Lausanne
    City of Seattle

  • Pause
  • 11:45 - 12:45 am

    The debate - How to reconcile urban and mental health ?

    Simon DAVIES, AIA Foundation | Nantes
    Charlotte MARCHANDISE, UNESCO Education & Health Chair | Clermont-Ferrand
    Clémence MONTAGNE, Nantes Atlantique School of Design | Nantes
    Mathieu ZIMMER, Deux Degrés | Bordeaux

  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm

    Nantes Museum of Arts

    Meditation guided

    Guided meditation – Mindful Art Experience – The emotion of art regained

    Written and moderated by Marjan ABADIE, director of the Mindfulness Institute

    Mindful Art Experience offers an inner journey around the work of Georges de La Tour, as if you were discovering it for the first time. This sensory and personal experience invites you to an immersion in painting. In a world where everything is going faster and faster, this mindfulness meditation is part of a Slow art approach, looking at each painting in an intimate and universal way and bringing well-being and connection to oneself, to the work of art and to others.

    The experience available in videoconferencing.

    Price: free with a museum ticket (€8/€4)

    By reservation at the museum reception desk or on www.museedartsdenantes.fr

  • Pause
  • Afternoon

    WORK, ECONOMY, TEMPORALITY & MENTAL HEALTH

    Difficulties in combining different daily activities, inequalities in the use of time and diversification of the uses of mobility clearly have positive or negative impact on the mental health of city dwellers.

    How can local authorities avoid widening social, gender and generational gaps in the use of time and space?

    Moderator :
    Denis LEGUAY, Santé Mentale France (National Mental Health Organisation) | Paris
    Alain SUPIOT, IEA Advanced Studies Institute | Nantes

    Agitator :
    Zaynab RIET, General Delegate of the FHF

  • 1:45 - 2:00 pm

    Introduction

    Words of  World Citizens

    Major witness :
    Cyril COSME, Director of the International Labour Organisation Office for France

  • 2:00 - 3:15 pm

    Feedback - How to reconcile city dynamics, professional environment and mental health?

    City of Abidjan
    City of Limoges
    City of Lyon
    Japanese embassy

  • Pause
  • 3.30 - 4.45 pm

    Debate - Organisation and work environment: what impact on mental health in our cities?

    Mael MONTEVIL, Institute for Research and Innovation, Pompidou Centre | Paris
    Nicolas CHAIGNOT, Research Institute for Psychodynamics of Work | Paris
    Vincent PUIG, Research and Innovation Institute, Pompidou Centre | Paris
    Pierre-Yves VERKINDT, Sorbonne University | Paris
    VYV Group 

     

  • 4.45 - 6.00 pm

    At Halle 6, rue de la tour d'Auvergne, Parc des Chantiers, Iles de Nantes

    Closing session for the first day

    Ombeline ACCARION, Loire-Atlantique Department
    Carine BERNAULT, Nantes University
    Jean-Jacques COIPLET, Pays de la Loire Regional Health Agency
    Philippe EL SAIR, Nantes University Hospital
    Christelle MORANCAIS, Pays de la Loire Region (to be confirmed)
    Marie-Jeanne RICHARD, UNAFAM National Union

  • 6.30 pm

    At Halle 6, rue de la tour d'Auvergne, Parc des Chantiers, Iles de Nantes

    "Les Parenthèses" as part of A Journey to Nantes - Visit and conference

    Presentation of the “In a Silent Way” by Nathalie TALEC.

    Open to the public, free of charge.

  • 7:15 - 8:15 pm

    Nantes Arts Museum

    Guided meditation based on works by Georges DE LA TOUR

    Written and moderated by Marjan ABADIE Director of the Mindfulness Institute

    Mindful Art Experience offers an inner journey around the work of Georges de La Tour, as if you were discovering it for the first time. This sensory and personal experience invites you to an immersion in painting. In a world where everything is going faster and faster, this mindfulness meditation is part of a Slow art approach, looking at each painting in an intimate and universal way and bringing well-being and connection to oneself, to the work of art and to others.

    This experience is available by videoconferencing.

    Price: free of charge

    By reservation at the museum reception desk or on www.museedartsdenantes.fr

  • 7:30 pm

    15 Rue La Noue Bras de Fer, 44200 Nantes

    Food Hall Evening

    Registration available through the ticketing.

     

     

Friday 2nd December

Speakers
  • 08:00 - 09:00 am

    WELCOME OF THE PARTICIPANTS

  • 09:00-12:00 am

    ART, CULTURE & MENTAL HEALTH

    “Bringing art into people’s lives through activities such as dancing, singing, visiting museums and attending concerts offers us an additional key to improving our physical and mental health”, explains Dr Piroska ÖSTLIN, WHO Regional Director for Europe. The positive impact of physical activity and sport has long been recognised as beneficial to several dimensions of mental health. Could access to culture and to artistic and cultural practices, which have long been areas of intervention for urban policy, also be a way of improving the mental health of inhabitants?

    Moderator :
    Sophie LEVY, Nantes Arts Museum
    Gilles VIDON, Honorary Hospital Psychiatrist

     

  • 09:00 - 09:15 am

    Introduction

    Words of Global Citizens

    Keynote speaker:
    Nathalie BONDIL, Director of the museum and exhibitions at the Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA) in Paris

  • 09:15 - 10:45 am

    Feedback - The arts in the service of mental health, what actions in your locality?

    City of Abidjan
    City of Dunkerque

    • Juliette BEGREM – NARDELLA, Art-health-democratization project manager
    • Thierry  VANDERSLUYS, Dancer, in charge of EPSM artistic actions in Flanders
    • Eric SALOME, Psychiatrist – Hospital Practitioner

    City of Nantes
    City of Recife

  • Pause
  • 11:00 - 12:00 am

    Debate: How does art in the city contribute to mental health?

    Thomas BASTIEN, Quebec Public Health Association | Montreal
    Laurent CHAMBAUD, Public health specialist | Rennes
    Patrick GYGER, Plateforme 10| Lausanne
    Pia HOUNI, MadHouse | Helsinki,

  • 12:00 - 12:45 am

    2024 Paris Olympics

    Tony ESTANGUET, Paris 2024 (to be confirmed)

  • Pause
  • Afternoon

    VULNERABLE POPULATIONS & MENTAL HEALTH

    Severe mental health issues tend to lead to precariousness because they affect interpersonal and social skills. Precariousness itself is a source of suffering and stress which tends to damage mental health. As an example of this vicious circle, we naturally think of homeless people, but vulnerable populations are not limited to those who live in extreme situations. People are vulnerable when they are subjected to a risk while others are not. Lack of shelter, money, work and social interaction are all risk factors in terms of mental health. How can cities respond to these inequalities?

    Moderator :
    Michel JOUBERT, Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis University and CNRS | Paris (to be confirmed)
    Lionel PRIGENT, University of Western Brittany | Brest (to be confirmed)
    Deborah SEBBANE, Association of Young Psychiatrists and Young Addictologists | Paris

  • 1:45 - 2:00 pm

    Introduction

    Words of World Citizens

    Keynote speaker:
    Serge HEFEZ, psychiatrist, head of the Family Therapy Unit in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department at La Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital | Paris

  • 2:15 - 3:00 pm

    Feedback - How do cities take care of the mental health of vulnerable populations?

    City of Barcelone
    City of Lausanne | AMF
    City of Rennes
    City of Ouagadougou
    City of Seattle

  • Pause
  • 3:45 - 4:45 pm

    Debate: Different populations in cities

    Philippe CONUS, Vaud university hospital center | Lausanne
    Julie URBAIN| Quebec,
    Olivier GUÉRIN, Nice University Hospital
    Christophe TZOURIO, INSERM U1219 | Bordeaux

  • 4:45 - 6:00 pm

    Closing session & Nantes Appeal

    French and international mayors

    Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Barcelone (Espagne), Bordeaux, Douai, Grenoble, Lausanne (Suisse), Lyon, Nantes, Namur (Belgique), Nice, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Recife (Brésil), Rennes, Seattle (États-Unis).

    Barcelona (Spain)
    Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Namur (Belgium)
    Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)
    Recife (Brazil)
    Seattle (USA)

    Collectives

    AIMF
    MFA
    WHOCC
    EUROCITIES

  • 6:30 pm

    Place Bouffay

    "Les Parenthèses" as part of A Journey to Nantes - "In praise of the side step" conference

    “In praise of the side step” conference by Philippe RAMETTE

Saturday 3 December

  • “Les Parenthèses” as part of A Journey to Nantes

    For the international “Cities and Mental Health” conference, A Journey to Nantes is organising a series of “Parenthèses” (interludes) dedicated to five permanent works from the urban collection. Each interlude corresponds to a short time dedicated to the work, interpreted and described by a researcher, philosopher or writer, who, beyond a critical analysis of the work, sensitively sheds light on questions that are relevant to our world, with artists as spokespersons. Each interlude provides an opportunity to discover the work, and then, in a nearby place, to exchange views with the speaker on what it provokes in the public space from the viewpoint of mental health.

     

    In addition to the events organised on the Thursday the 1st and Friday the 2nd of December, the following events are planned for A Journey to Nantes “Parenthèses” on the Saturday:

    • 11:00 a.m. – “Belvédère de l’Hermitage” (Hermitage Belvedere) by Tadashi KAWAMATA, Butte Sainte-Anne (10 place des Garennes in Nantes)
    • 2:00 p.m. – “Jungle Intérieure” (Inner Jungle) by Evor, Passage Bouchaud
    • 4:00 p.m. – “Miroirs des Temps” (Mirrors of the Times) by Pascal CONVERT, Miséricorde Cemetery (4 rue de la pelleterie)

    A Journey to Nantes website : https://www.levoyageanantes.fr/en/