Guillaume Monsaingeon is an independent scholar and curator. Member of the Norbert Elias research center, he teaches philosophy in Higher School Preparatory Classes (prépas) in Marseille. His works on Vauban and scale model (Les voyages de Vauban, la construction du territoire, 2007; Les plans en relief des places fortes du Roy, avec A. de Roux et N. Faucherre, 2007), have conducted him to organise several exhibitions on contemporary artistic cartographic practices: Mappamundi (Fondation Berardo, Lisbonne, 2011; Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, 2013), Alpha, beta, carta (Rentilly, 2014 ; Marseille 2015), Villissima ! (Toulon 2015). Since 2013, he is a member of OuCarPo. He is also a member of the acquisition committee of FRAC PACA (regional fund for contemporary arts). He is working on a book on cultural history of the zenith and on an exhibition on islands that will be presented at the Mucem in Marseille (summer 2019).