The Flâneur-Researcher: an Appreciation of the Life and Work of Gabriel Moser
Memorial Lecture Presented by Professor David Uzzell
Gabriel Moser was an important and influential figure for environmental psychology, not only in France, but internationally. In the title of this Memorial Lecture, I have purposely referred to his 'life and work'. These were inseparable. In this lecture I want to set his life and work into the historical and cultural context of Paris, a city that was very important to him personally, for his relationships and the way he was in the world. Drawing on the concept of the flâneur through Walter Benjamin's writings as well as subsequent theorists, I will discuss Gabriel as the flâneur-detective, the flâneur-collector, and most importantly, the flâneur-researcher.
Room K325 on Tuesday the 26th of June at 5pm