Workshop : Do we need time to stay human?
A former student of the Ecole Normale of Pisa, after her studies in philosophy (PhD 2003) and several years in university researching and teaching, she got interested in geopolitics (Diploma III Cycle 2018) to become involved in medico-social research-action and in the management of interdisciplinary projects (SHS and Medical Sciences). She worked at Samusocial International. She is currently Project Manager for the valorisation and the assessments of the PAERPA project at EA2694, at the Research Centre of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lille.
Classical Western thought conceives time in three ways. There is Chronos: the physical, linear time in which we live and that we can measure. There is Kairos: the instant, the opportunity, that punctual moment that makes the difference - the difference between a "before" and an "after". And there is Aiôn, the cycle(s) of the universe and life, the ages, the era, the generation. Today, in the age of globalization and mediatization, through the Internet, social networks, and increasingly efficient technological resources, our societies live in simultaneity: in the immediacy of information, in the midst of the action, in the urgency of re-action. But where there are action and urgency, there is often a need for care. In medical and social care procedures, whether personalized or population-based, the question of time is essential, especially with people or populations in a state of fragility or vulnerability. And it intersects with another major issue in our current societies: the need to "stay human".