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Conference “On Gaston’s shoulders” #6

14 December 2017

Amphithéâtre Gaston Berger, INSA Lyon
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The final conference of the series “On Gaston’s shoulders: reflections on the humanist engineer of the future” will offer a summary of the discussions conducted since December 2016.

Michel Faucheux will be invited to compile this overview.

“On Gaston’s shoulders: reflections on the humanist engineer of the future”, a concept inspired by Bernard de Chartres, a 12th century teacher: “We are like dwarfs perched on the shoulders of giants. If we see more and farther than our predecessors, it is not because we have keener vision or greater height, but because we are lifted up and borne aloft on their gigantic stature.”
Celebrating the past, preparing for the future: that’s INSA Lyon’s ambition on the occasion of 5717, its 60th anniversary.
The Gaston Berger Institute (IGB) was set up in 2015 to restore the meaning and relevance of the legacy of Gaston Berger, philosopher and founding father of INSA. In this spirit, the Institute has devised the conference series “On Gaston’s shoulders: reflections on the humanist engineer of the future”. The idea is to bring together the INSA community as part of a forward-looking approach to promote the INSA model, drawing on the support of individuals from diverse backgrounds. The conferences will be filmed and posted on the IGB website.

Find out more about the Gaston Berger Institute.