PH & EBL hybrid seminar on “Design Ecologies: Towards Artistic and Postconventional (Research) Practices”, 14th June!

Join us on 14th June!

The Posthumanities Hub

Welcome to The Posthumanities Hub & The Eco- and Bioart Lab Hybrid Seminar on “Design Ecologies: Towards Artistic and Postconventional (Research) Practices” with speakers Carrie Foulkes (University of Glasgow) and Dr Lynn Wilson (University of Glasgow), which takes place on 14th June at 13:15-15:00 CEST in the room Faros (Tema building, Campus Valla, Linköping University), and on Zoom (for registration details, see below)

Generous emptiness: sculptural and architectural encounters

Abstract:

Photo: Carrie Foulkes, Monument on a Hill

This talk will ponder different kinds of ‘emptiness’ and their potentialities. As a way into thinking about some relevant themes, I’ll introduce the Sun Hive, exploring the hive’s material and conceptual aspects and how it symbolises a certain kind of relationship between humans and honeybees. Unlike many other forms of bee box that already have frames installed inside them, the Sun Hive provides a colony with a primarily ’empty’ space in which…

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PH & EBL Seminar/Webinar with Prof. Thom van Dooren, 30th May, 13:15-15:00 CEST

Exciting event in Linköping and on Zoom on 30th May!

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It is our great pleasure to welcome you all to the upcoming Posthumanities Hub and The Eco- and Bioart Lab Seminar/Webinar with Prof. Thom van Dooren (University of Sydney/University of Oslo) on “The craft of poisoning: learning not to eat cane toads

The seminar/webinar will have a hybrid format.

When: 30th May, 13:15 – 15:00 CEST

Where: Room FAROS, Tema building, Linköping University (Campus Valla) & on Zoom. For the registration link, see below.

The craft of poisoning: learning not to eat cane toads

Abstract:

Since their introduction in 1935, cane toads have been making their way across the top half of the Australian continent. As they’ve moved, they have left a wave of death in their wake, animals poisoned by the unfamiliar toxins that toad’s carry. All efforts to eradicate toads, or even slow their advance, have failed. In recent years, however, a new set…

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PH & EBL Webinar on “Saturation Epistemologies”, 14th February, 17:15-19:00 CET

Join us on 14th Feb at 17:15-19:00 CET!

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We are pleased to invite you all to the upcoming Posthumanities Hub and The Eco- and Bioart Lab Webinar on “SATURATION EPISTEMOLOGIES” with Melody Jue (UC Santa Barbara) and Rafico Ruiz (Canadian Centre for Architecture).

The event takes place on 14th February 2022 at 17:15-19:00 CET on Zoom (for registration, see below).

Webinar on ‘Saturation Epistemologies’ with Melody Jue and Rafico Ruiz

In this presentation, Melody Jue and Rafico Ruiz discuss saturation epistemologies in their recent collectionSaturation: An Elemental Politics(Duke Press, 2021). Poised as an alternative framework to object-focused inquiries and metaphors of entanglement, saturation points us to those situations where substances are not so easily isolated or tangled but may be materially or figuratively co-present. While saturation starts as a form of watery thinking, they show how it also draws our attention to thresholds, phase changes, and precipitates of matter.

MelodyJueis Associate Professor of English at…

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2 year POSTDOC job with the Hub!!

Postdoc position at The Posthumanities Hub!

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Astrida Neimanis, Marietta Radomska, Olga Cielemecka, Janna Holmstedt, Lina Rahm, Adam Wickberg – —now, ARE YOU the NEXT POSTDOC with The Posthumanities Hub? Welcome to apply for this research position with Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Gender Studies and The Posthumanities Hub: Gender, Nature, Culture!

Postdoc in Gender Studies with a focus on feminist environmental- and posthumanities

Linköping University, Sweden. RefTEMA-2021-00231

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Thematic Studies (TEMA) was the first in Sweden to offer an academic setting…

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Seaside Arts and Low-Trophic Imaginaries: A State of the Art Network Mid-term event

Seaside Arts and Low-trophic Imaginaries! More info coming soon…

The Posthumanities Hub

On 30th September and 1st October we will have a pleasure to host the event forming part of the State of the Art Network (SOTAN) activities, which will take place on the island of Ornö in Stockholm Archipelago. It will have a hybrid format (with eight participants on location and others taking part via Zoom) and will be open to all SOTAN members as well as registered non-SOTAN participants. More info on registration will come via our website (i.e. here) soon.

SEASIDEARTSAND LOW-TROPHIC IMAGINARIES, Location: Ornö, Stockholm Archipelago, and online.

All through the extended history of Earth, the coastline has been a zone of unrest, where waves and tides have forged life and land on this planet. Oceanic algae, once terraforming the Earth into a breathable planet, still produce most of our oxygen. Today, beaches and oceans are haunted by plastic waste, eutrophication and diminishing biological diversity. Kelp forests and…

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Environmental Racism is Garbage. Virtual Research-Creation and Art Symposium. NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Photo by David Kilabuk (source: https://environmentalracismisgarbage.art/)

On 27th-29th May 2021 Environmental Racism is Garbage: Virtual Research-Creation & Art Symposium took place online.

This wonderful and important event was supported by a Seed Box grant from Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Waste Flow (www.wasteflow.ca) and Queen’s University.

Here comes the (shortened) description from the symposium’s website:

The aim of this interactive virtual research-creation and art symposium is to bear modest witness to waste as a symptom of environmental racism. […] Environmental Racism is Garbage seeks knowledge production and acts of resistance at the intersection of art, politics, and the relationship between racialized injustice and ecological crisis. We’ve invited contributions and collaborations from visual and performance-based artists, curators, theorists and activists, to create submissions that engage with the interconnections between environmental health, socio-economic conditions, racialized discrimination, social justice – with transdisciplinary work driven by creative inquiry and lived experience forefronted.

I had a pleasure and honour to speak in the panel focused on Ecological Grief which took place on 26th May. In case you missed it, feel free to check out the recording of the panel (along with many other fascinating talks and panels) available until May 2022 on the symposium’s YouTube channel and website.

Podcast ‘Den föränderliga människan’ (in Swedish)

Recently I have had a pleasure to take part in a podcast ‘Den föränderliga människan’ focused on art and posthumanism, and produced by Svenska YLE (Swedish-speaking Finnish Radio).

In order to listen to the programme click here

Here comes a little blurb from YLE’s website:

Transhumanism ser teknologin som människans räddning. Medan posthumanismen säger att vi ska försöka se bortom det individuella och se på människan som en del av naturen och teknologin. Men varför är just trans- och posthumanism viktiga för att förstå världen av idag? Och hur formar de konsten och påverkar konstnärens arbete? Medverkar gör konstnärerna Elmer Bäck, Annika Tudeer och Magdalena Åberg och forskaren Marietta Radomska. Ljuddesign och klipp Mike Grönroos, producent Johanna Dikert, redaktör Johanna Grönqvist.

Image: Deep Kultur/Svenska YLE

“(Bio)art & ecologies of non/living matters: A conversation between visual artist Emanuela Cusin and philosopher Marietta Radomska.” An event at the University of Birmingham

I’ll be speaking at this exciting event on 15th April!

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Join us for this fantastic even organised by the ERC project ‘Urban Terrorism in Europe (2004-19): Remembering, Imagining, and Anticipating Violence’.

Location: Online

Date: Thursday 15 April 2021, 14:00-16:15 GMT / 15:00-17:15 CET

Contact: e.m.l.geerts@bham.ac.uk

REGISTRATION

Official event website

Introduction

During this research seminar, visual artist Emanuela Cusin (Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge (UK)) and philosopher Dr Marietta Radomska (Research Fellow in Environmental Humanities, Linköping University (SE)) will present their artistic and philosophical engagements with the matter(s)—and materialisation—of (bio)art and ecologies of the non/living. They will do so against the backdrop of these more-than-human crisis times that are afflicted by political and pandemic violence, (counter)terrorist acts and events, and processes of mourning, trauma, and commemoration. Special attention will be paid to new materialist, posthumanist, and affect theoretical strands of thought and artistic practice that can help us better understand these complex times, while emphasising the importance of such novel…

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Call for short contributions (500-2000 words): What do we talk about when we talk about queer death? (Whatever Journal)

Check out this exciting CfP! DEADLINE: 15 January 2021!

Queer Death Studies Network

Whatever. A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies (https://whatever.cirque.unipi.it/) is inviting submissions for short contributions (500-2000 words) to be collected in a multi-authored article entitled “What do we talk about when we talk about queer death?”. The article will introduce the themed section Queer thanatologies (edited by A.C. Corradino, C. Dell’Aversano, R. Langhi and M. Petricola) that will appear in Whatever’s next issue in summer 2021.

Queer death studies has recently emerged as a transdisciplinary field of inquiry investigating the cultural performances related to death, dying, grief, and disposal from the perspective of queer theory, defined as a hermeneutical stance whose premises could be summed up as follows: «queer states that any construction of identity (including LGBT ones) is a performance constituting a subject which does not “exist” prior to it, and encourages to bring into being (both as objects of desire, of fantasy…

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Streaming STREAMS: now available online!

If you missed the Streaming STREAMS event – including The Posthumanities Hub’s trailer – that took place last week, you can watch it here (check out the original post!):

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STREAMS is an international conference for the Environmental Humanities (EH) that gathers researchers from a wide range of academic disciplines as well as artists, activists and practitioners. It takes place on 3-5 August 2021 in Stockholm.

Yet, as you may know from our previous post, already this year you could join a virtual event (ahead of the next year’s conference on location): Streaming STREAMS, which was held last week (5-7 Aug).

If you missed it, we strongly encourage you to check out the recordings of all the wonderful conversations and talks available on KTH Environmental Humanities Lab Youtube channel.

Last, but not least, The Posthumanities Hub also presented the trailer “The Posthumanities Hub, submerged at ART LAB GNESTA” (with contributors: Cecilia Åsberg, Janna Holmstedt, Signe Johannessen, Christina Fredengren and Marietta Radomska) for the next year’s stream Feminist Posthumanities – More-than-human Arts and…

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