Cecilia Åsberg and I wrote this blog entry on the need for feminist posthumanities in a more-than-human world and critical-creative transdisciplinary practices of The Posthumanities Hub research platform. The piece is published on the Transformative Humanities blog at Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Check it out!
On 2nd April 2019 I’ll be speaking at the NOBA (Norwegian BioArt Arena) Symposium ‘Thinking Through Matter’, taking place in Ås, Norway.
If you’d like to learn more and/or join + register for the event, check out the official website.
Welcome to the official re-launch of The Posthumanities Hub at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. On 28th May 2018!
Welcome to the official re-launch of The Posthumanities Hub that takes place on 28th May 2018 at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden!
For a pdf version of the programme, see here.
Meet the Posthumanities Hub! The program of this day represents a smorgasbord of the many projects and activities – and of course some of the collaborating scholars – working together within The Posthumanities Hub.
Part I. Venue: Salongen, KTHB.
10.15-12.00 “Practicing posthumanities” – introductory lecture with Prof. Matthew Fuller, Goldsmiths University of London, UK and, The Posthumanities International Network. Commentary: Renée Valiquette, PhD, Nipissing University, Canada.
Welcome with Cecilia Åsberg, prof of Gender, nature, culture LiU, Founding Director The Posthumanities Hub (PH), and KTH Guest Prof of Science and technology studies of Gender and Environment, and VR-postdoc Marietta Radomska, Co-Director of The PH.
Part II. Venue: Seminar room, Division of History of Science, Technology…
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The full programme of the upcoming event, Mini-symposium Becoming with Alien Encounters and Speculative Storytelling , at which I’ll be giving a talk is finally out! Check it out: ALIEN ENCOUNTERS programme
The event takes place on 5th April at Tema Genus, Linköping University!
On 5th April I will have a pleasure and a privilege to speak at this event organised by The Posthumanities Hub in collaboration with Tema Genus Higher Seminar Series:
Becoming with Alien Encounters and Speculative Storytelling
5th April 2018
13:15 – 16:30
Room: Faros, Tema building (Campus Valla)
Speculative fiction – as an ‘umbrella term’ – refers to a wide range of narrative fiction that employs ‘fantastic’, supernatural or non-mimetic elements. In the times of the climate change and environmental crises accompanied by futuristic ‘technology-will-save-us’ scenarios on the one hand, and visions of ‘doom and gloom’, on the other, speculative fiction has gained a momentum as an alternative way to reimagine the future in the ‘Anthropocene’.
As feminist scholar Donna Haraway writes, the ‘speculative’ element of story-telling leads to ‘opening up what is yet-to-come in protean entangled times’ pasts, presents, and futures.’ (2011).
Taking this as our starting point, we see speculative narratives that combine reality and fiction, and philosophy, science and art, as a prolific site for the emergence of different ontological, epistemological and ethico-political possibilities. Through the stories of experimental encounters with alien species, in/organic entities, non/living assemblages and the void, we explore ethico-onto-epistemologies of becoming in a more-than-human world.
Katja Aglert (independent artist, Stockholm, SE)
Nina Lykke (professor em., Linköping University, SE)
Line Henriksen (lecturer, University of Copenhagen, DK)
Marietta Radomska (postdoc, Linköping University, SE)
You can check the original post here.
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