Frédérique Aït-Touati


Frédérique Aït-Touati is a director and scientific historian at the National Center for Research (CNRS). In her works, she focuses on the relation between fiction and knowledge in the past and present. From 2011 to 2014, she held the position of managing director at Gaïa Global Circus, where she developed plays, conference performances, and installations. In 2015, she co-curated the simulation of an international conference on climate change together with Bruno Latour and Philip Quesne at Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers. Her works have been shown as part of NA! Fund Academy’s guest performance at dOCUMENTA 13 (Kassel) and have been exhibited at The Kitchen (New York), Comédie de Reims, Théâtre Dijion Bourgogne, Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, Théâtre du Passage (Neuchâtel), and ZKM (Karlsruhe). Since 2014, she has been head manager of the experimental programme in political arts (SPEAP) at SciencesPo. She is the author of “Fictions of the Cosmos. Science and Literature in the Seventeenth Century” (Chicago, 2011).