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Guest seminar with Dimitris Papadopoulos
04 February 2020 • 11h-13h • Mines ParisTech • Room Saint Jacques

Guest seminar with

Dimitris Papadopoulos

Professor of Science, Technology and Society

Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham

Experimental Practice Technoscience, Alterontologies,

and More-Than-Social Movements


Introduction to the discussion by Mathilde Pellizzari


Back cover: In Experimental Practice Dimitris Papadopoulos explores the potential for building new forms of political and social movements through the reconfiguration of the material conditions of existence. Rather than targeting existing institutions in demands for social justice, Papadopoulos calls for the creation of alternative ontologies of everyday life that would transform the meanings of politics and justice. Inextricably linked to technoscience, these “alterontologies”—which Papadopoulos examines in a variety of contexts, from AIDS activism and the financialization of life to hacker communities and neuroscience—form the basis of ways of life that would embrace the more-than-social interdependence of the human and nonhuman worlds. Speaking to a matrix of concerns about politics and justice, social movements, matter and ontology, everyday practice, technoscience, the production of knowledge, and the human and nonhuman, Papadopoulos suggests that the development of alterontologies would create more efficacious political and social organizing.

Duke University Press, 2018


The Guest Seminar Series is organized collectively by the CSI PhD students. It is open upon registration.

Contact and registration: Loïc Riom

Guest seminar programme


Photo source: Decenter the human: interview with D. Papadopoulos and M. P. de la Bellacasa, The Swamp School, Biennale Architettura, 2018.


04 February 2020
11 h 00 min - 13 h 00 min
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Loïc Riom


Mines ParisTech
60 Boulevard Saint-Michel
Paris, 75006 France
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