Augustin Berque

Augustin Berque is a geographer and orientalist, former director of studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. His teaching focuses on mesology, that is to say, the study of environments, in the wake of the Uexküll Umweltlehre and the Watsuji fûdo. He is the author of many founding works such as Le Sauvage et l’artifice, les Japonais devant la nature (Gallimard, 1997), Médiance, de milieux en paysages (Belin/Reclus, 1990) and Écoumène, introduction à l’étude des milieux humains (2000, Belin)