Océane Ragoucy

Invisible jobs in the city
↑ Océane Ragoucy. Photo: Urban Cerjak.

Paris, France / Athens, Greece

Océane Ragoucy is an architect, curator and consultant. In 2023, she lives and works between Paris and Athens. With a strategic and engaged practice in architecture, art and ecology, she explores the modes of production of architecture, the margins, the backstage of cities and the narratives of ecological issues. Her work takes the form of articles, interviews, books, exhibitions, artistic and cultural programs, public talks, collective writing initiatives and creative research projects.

With a background in cinema and a research master's in digital arts and media (Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne), she is an architect (ENSA Paris-La Villette) and a graduate of SPEAP, Bruno Latour's experimental program in art and politics (Sciences Po). She has been an associate lecturer at ENSA Paris-Malaquais since 2022 and a thesis director at ENSCI-Les Ateliers since 2021.

– In 2021-2022, she co-curated the exhibition "La Beauté d'une ville" [The Beauty of a City] at the Pavillon de l'Arsenal in Paris, where she directed 30 filmed interviews with leading figures on aesthetic controversies and the ecological transition in Paris.
– Since 2021, she covers architecture, cities, ecology and the Anthropocene as an associate editor of the daily journal of ideas AOC [www.aoc.media]. She also writes articles for the press and chronicles on "invisible" jobs, which led her to be awarded by FAIRE, the research incubator of the Pavillon de l'Arsenal, for a project on oral history of work in Paris.
– In 2023, she was selected by the French magazine AMC as one of the outstanding young female voices in architecture in France. She also curated "Un musée dans la ville" [A museum in the city], an architecture festival with nearly 40 guests at Mucem museum in Marseille.
– In 2024, she will be awarded the residency program of the Academy of Architecture at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris.

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Océane Ragoucy
Invisible jobs in the city
Many people work in fields that are unknown to us. I call them invisible jobs. Behind the scenes of the city, let's dive into their daily occupations.
Raising awareness

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28 Sep — 19 Oct 2024
TAB 2024

Tbilisi, Georgia
Organised by: Tbilisi Architecture Biennale
Summer school

1 Nov 2023 — 31 May 2024
What if? Book on community planning in modernist housing areas

Tallinn, Estonia
Organised by: Architectuul, Estonian Museum of Architecture

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