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