An immersive moment with writer and dancer Léa Rivière around her first book, "L'Odeur des pierres mouillées".

We'll be talking about municipal love, geological metonymy, tremors, chemical rumours and infiltration.

We'll tell each other things, and maybe dance a little.
Léa Rivière is a dancer.

L'odeur des pierres mouillées, her first book, was published in July 2023 by Éditions du Commun.

Madeleine Planeix-Crocker is Associate Curator at Lafayette Anticipations.


Madeleine is also co-director of the "Troubles, Alliances et Esthétiques" Chair at the Beaux-Arts de Paris and a permanent member of the Scientific Research Council of the ESAD, Reims.

A graduate of Princeton University in cultural studies, Madeleine earned a Master's degree in Media, Art and Creation from HEC Paris and a Master's degree from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). There she led an arts-based research-action project with Women Safe non-profit, where she now facilitates a theater and creative writing workshop. Madeleine is currently a PhD candidate at the EHESS (CRAL), studying practices for commoning in contemporary performance.

She has been practicing dance and theater since childhood.