Research production on Academia
Teaching summary to be found on ISSUU.


Néo-nomadisme : Mobilités, partage, transformations identitaires et urbaines (FYP Editions, 2011)

Neo-nomad Dictionary” in Renate Mihatsch (Ed.), Taking FROM Leaving IN Moving ON (Revolver, 2010): pp. 153-160

“Mobilization: an investigation of Barack Obama Presidential Campaign and Peer-to-peer Identity” in Abbas, Y. and Dervin, F (Eds.) Digital Technologies of the Self (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009):  pp. 85-106

“Les néo-nomades sont-ils immortels ? La mort en réseau” in Dervin, F. and Abbas, Y. (Eds.) Technologies numériques du soi et (co-)constructions identitaires. (L’Harmattan, 2009): pp. 104-120

Environnement néo-nomades, système écologique ?” in Fred Dervin et Aleksandra Ljalikova, Regards sur les mondes hypermobiles: Mythes et réalités (L’Harmattan, 2008) : pp. 19-36


Yasmine Abbas, Lara Jaillon, Thomas Watkin and Onnis Luque – photographer, “Two generations together” in MONU 18: Communal Urbanism, 2013: p. 38-43. Browse the entire issue MONU 18 on YouTube.

“Tactique d’habitation temporaire néo-nomade : la collection dynamique d’objets-milieu” in Chris Younès, Antonella Tufano (Eds.), Le Philotope 09 – L’objet-milieu, Octobre 2012 : pp. 59-65

“Hors norme, hors d’ici ? L’hybridité comme métaphore pour une dynamique spatiale” in Chris Younès (Ed.), Le Philotope 08 – Humain | Non humain, Juin 2012: pp. 23-29

Abbas, Y. and Osseo-Asare, Dk. “Polychromy in Ghana’s Mobility Market” in New Geographies 03: Colors. 2010: pp. 8-11

“Masdar Takes a Pulse” in Volume 23 (special edition): Almanakh 2 (The Netherlands: Stiching Archis, 2010); p. 244-245


“Neo-vernacular/Non-pedigreed Architecture : Design Authorship and Expertise at the Time of Participatory Culture and Crowdsourcing” in Terzidis, K. (2009) Who Cares(?), Second International Conference on Critical Digital, Harvard Graduate School of Design; pp. 145-151

Abbas, Y., Huang, J.-E., Konomi, S., Roussos, G. “Pervasive Shopping Workshop: Shop / I don’t need help, I’m just browsing!” in Pervasive 2009, the Seventh International Conference on Pervasive Computing held May 11-14, Nara, Japan.

Cati Vaucelle, Yasmine Abbas, Touch: sensitive apparel, CHI ’07 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, April 28-May 03, 2007, San Jose, CA, USA

“Parasites?” (Paper presented at the “Metapolis and Urban Life” workshop, UbiComp2005 Conference, Tokyo, Japan, September 10-11, 2005) + participation to the interactive 2 day workshop.

“Neo-nomads and the Nature of the Spaces of Flows” (Paper presented at the “UbiComp in the Urban Frontier” workshop, UbiComp2004 conference, Nottingham, UK, September 7, 2004) + participation to the one day workshop.

“Expression of the Edge” (Paper accepted for publication, and presented at the ACSA Odysseys conference, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, February 22, 2002)


Neo-nomads: Designing Environments for Living in the Age of Mental, Physical and Digital Mobilities, Doctor of Design Thesis, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2006.

Embodiment: Mental and Physical Geographies of the Neo-nomad, Master of Science in Architecture Studies Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001.

Future Trends

Morceaux Choisis de Ville” in JCDecaux, Mobilités: Les Audiences dans la Ville (2008): p. 60

“TAXICITY-TOXICITY” in JCDecaux, Mobilités: la Clé des Villes (2006): p. 98-99 + interview of William J. Mitchell on the Paris Bus Line project in collaboration with the RATP; both contribute to a prospective reflection on cities initiated by the Chronos Groupe, Observatory of Chronomobility.

Online – IBM Supplément Partenaire
No is More! Manifeste pour une ville écologique.
Les écotones, ces espaces de travail néo-nomades.
Masdar City, la ville verte au pays de l’or noir.
Pour un néo-nomadisme écologique.

Re-Locating: Situational, Experienceable and Relational Design to Soothe the Stress of Travel
in Networked Book – “an ongoing writing project on the history of new media and networked art.”

Building Space With Words
avatars and hypertexts.
why can’t we get past the Situationists?
is home a spatial matter?
distributed spaces.


Find a set of photographs — The world as I see it — on flickr.
Neo-nomad on Tumblr.


Marc Augé, Pour une anthropologie de la mobilité (Manuels Payot, 2009)
Bruce Bégout, Lieu commun: le motel américain (Paris, Allia, 2003)
Bruce Chatwin, The Songlines (Penguin, 1988)
Toyo Ito, Tarzans in the Media Forest (Architectural Association Publications, 2011)
Rem Koolhaas, Junkspaces : repenser radicalement l’espace urbain (Manuels Payot, 2011).
Kevin Lynch, The Image of the City (MIT Press, 1960)
William J. Mitchell, Me++: The Cyborg Self and the Networked City (MIT Press, 2003)
Georges Perec, Espèces d’espaces (Galilée, 1974)
Antoine Picon, La ville territoire des cyborgs (Editions de l’imprimeur, 1998)
Paul Virilio, Raymond Depardon, Diller Scofidio et Al., Terre Natale : ailleurs commence ici (Actes Sud, 2009)


El Anatsui, Gli (2010)
Sophie Calle, The Hotel (1981)
Jean Dubuffet, Coucou Bazar (1973)
Rafael Lozano Hemmer, Vectorial Elevation: Relational Architecture 4 (1999)
Issey Miyake + Reality Lab Project Team, 132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE (2010)
Lucy Orta, Body Architecture – Collective Wear x 8 (1998)
Do Ho Suh, Seoul Home/LA Home (1999)
Nicolas Schöffer, CYSP 1. (1956)
Sharif Waked, Chic Point (2005)
Krzysztof Wodiczko, Homeless Vehicle (1988-1989)


Matías Bize, La vida de los peces (2010)
René Clair, Paris qui dort (1925)
Sofia Coppola, Lost in translation (2003)
Damien Faure, Espaces Intercalaires (2012)
Jim Jarmush, Night on Earth (1991)
Albert Lamorisse, Le ballon rouge (1956)
David Lynch, The Straight Story (1999)
Ridley Scott, Blade Runner (1982)
Jacques Tati, Mon oncle (1958)
Fritz Lang, Metropolis (1927)

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