Chris Younès is a philosopher of the architecture of environments. She lectures at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette and at the École Spéciale d’Architecture (Paris), where she is in charge of the “Architecture of Environments. Sustainable City Projects“ post-graduate course. She is director of the GERPHAU laboratory (philosophy of urban architecture) UMR CNRS 7218 LAVUE, and the PhilAU international network, and is on the editorial committee of the review Urbanisme, the scientific committee of the on-line review Métropolitique, and a scientific advisor for EAAE (European Association for Architectural Education)
Her work and research develop an architectural and philosophical interface dealing with the question of the inhabited environment, at the meeting point between ethics and aesthetics, nature and artefact. Her recent publications include Habiter, le propre de l’humain (ed. Thierry Paquot, Michel Lussault, Chris Younès), La Découverte, 2007 ; Le Territoire des philosophes (ed. Thierry Paquot, Chris Younès), La Découverte, 2009 : Philosophie de l’environnement et milieux urbains (ed. Thierry Paquot, Chris Younès), La Découverte, 2010 ; Architecture des milieux (ed. Chris Younès, Benoît Goetz), Le Portique, 2010.