Jacques Rougerie, a dreamy 'mérien' architect, energized by the "desire and audacity" of youth

Child of Cousteau, Gagarin and Jules Verne, oceanographer Jacques Rougerie has already lived a thousand lives. His major project for a ship to explore the seas has just been relaunched. And the ideas encouraged by his Foundation reinforce the hopes of this luminous Academician of Fine Arts.

Éric Chaverou

"I see the desire, the audacity to find solutions. These young people want to act, they don't want to be told it's all over. They've been told too much. They're much more aware of today's major issues and dangers than our generation or even your generation. These young people are much more down to earth than we think, but above all they want to act, to find solutions and to believe in them.

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