Alexandre Monnin

Philosopher, scientific director of Origens Media Lab, co-founder of the Closing Worlds initiative, and teacher-researcher at ESC Clermont Business School
Alexandre Monnin is a philosopher, scientific director of Origens Media Lab, an independent laboratory dedicated to the challenges of the Anthropocene and co-founder of the Closing Worlds initiative. He is also a teacher-researcher in a management school (ESC Clermont BS) where he directs the Master of Science "Strategy & Design for the Anthropocene" (, run jointly with Strate Ecole de Design in Lyon. He was a researcher at Inria from 2014 to 2017, a Fellow at the IKKM (University of Weimar) in 2013 and head of web research at the Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation (IRI) of the Centre Pompidou from 2010 to 2013.

He is also a member of the board of directors of the 27th Region and the scientific council of CY Ecole de Design, Strate Ecole de Design, the National Music Center, Chemins de la Transition in Quebec and the 100% Transitions initiative. In 2013, he was appointed member of the network of experts of the Etalab mission under the responsibility of the Prime Minister.
After focusing on the philosophy of the Web (Philosophical Engineering, edited with Harry Halpin, Wiley Blackwell 2013) and on the environmental issues of ICT, his work now focuses on ecological redirection, a current he initiated with Diego Landivar and Emmanuel Bonnet.

In May 2021, he published a book entitled Héritage et Fermeture. Une écologie du démantèlement, co-authored with Diego Landivar and Emmanuel Bonnet (finalist for the 8th prize for political ecology books). He has just published a new book, edited with Laurence Allard and Nicolas Nova, entitled Ecologies du Smartphone (Le Bord de l'Eau, 2022).