Jeremy Lecomte (1985, Mantes la Jolie, France) is a researcher and theoretician working across the fields of political philosophy, cultural theory, art, architecture and urban studies. He works and lives between Paris and Manchester.
Graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2013 (Mphil Cultural studies), and from l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, EHESS, Paris, in 2009 (MA Political philosophy), he is currently teaching at l’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles, France, and a PhD candidate in Architecture at the Manchester Architecture Research Centre, in Manchester. His thesis is provisionary titled “The Transmodern City. Lagos, Urban Projects, and the Politics of Space (1880-2008)”, and focuses, through several case studies, on the interaction between urban projects, modernization, and informal dynamics of urbanization. He has recently published articles in Mute magazine (Speculative Architectures, 2013), and in Social Anthropology (Beyond Indefinite Extension: About Bruno Latour and Urban Space, 2013).
He collaborates regularly with artists and architects (recent collaborations include one with Yves Mettler in Standard Deluxe in Lausanne in 2012; and with Holzweg on a proposal for the French pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2015).