"On New Communities and the Earth" - seminarium z profesorem R. Dolphijnem

Prof. Rick Dolphijn z Uniwersytetu w Utrechcie bierze udział w programie Profesorowie Wizytujący UG. Badacz prowadzi cykl seminariów poświęconych Cosmophilosophy. Spotkania odbywają się w ramach programu Kultura (dla) zrównoważonego rozwoju CZRUG, którego koordynatorką jest dr Irena Chawrilska we współpracy z Wydziałem Filologicznym.

Ostatnie seminarium pt. “On New Communities and the Earth” odbędzie się 15 maja 2024 r. o godz. 13:00-15:00 w Centrum Zrównoważonego Rozwoju UG na Wydziale Nauk Społecznych, ul. Bażyńskiego 4, pok. D208.

Omówione zostaną teksty:

  1. Frédérique Aďt-Touati 2019 Arts of Inhabiting: Ancient and New Theaters of the World. In: Critical Zones: the Science and Politics of Landing on Earth. ZKM/the MIT Press. Karlsruhe, London 2020.
  2. Marx, Karl 1973 Notebook 5: The Chapter on Capital (continuation). In: Grundrisse, Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy (Rough Draft), Penguin Books in association with New Left Review

Udział w seminarium jest bezpłatny. Osoby chętne do wzięcia udziału w seminarium zapraszamy do kontaktu mailowego: irena.chawrilska@ug.edu.pl 

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For centuries, our focus in social sciences, humanities, literature, and cinema has centered on the intricacies of human existence and its connections to others. We saw ourselves as subjects, while the Earth remained a passive object. Yet, today’s revelation of our impact on planetary systems exposes a stark truth: the Earth is the true subject, while we, perhaps unwillingly, find ourselves as objects, unable to heed its needs.

This paradigm shift demands a reimagining of our identity, our relationship with other species, and our planet—a comprehensive revision. Pioneers like Donna Haraway and Gilles Deleuze highlighted the complexity of interconnectedness of nature, challenging the prevailing anthropocentric views in academia. Their ideas—embracing non-human companions and emphasizing connections between diverse life forms—propose a world beyond traditional hierarchies.

The concepts of new materialism, posthumanism, and process ontology, advocated by the wider circle of academics and artists who think along these lines, not only challenge established notions but also urge us to question why we’ve been oblivious for so long. How have our modern, capitalist lifestyles alienated us from the environment, imperiling our future while we turn a blind eye?

This philosophy, which I term “Cosmophilosophy,” invites us to reassess life, order, and our Earth, by exploring alternative traditions and futures. How do we practice a perspective that acknowledges our interdependence with the more-than-human world? How can we reimagine art and technology as tools to explore life on Earth differently? And crucially, how do we initiate change within ourselves?

Across these three seminars, my objective is to conduct a thorough examination of pivotal texts that steer away from the concept of Otherness and our Humanist perspective. Instead, they offer diverse takes on what a cosmophilosophy might entail. Beginning by reconceptualizing our notions of nature and humanity (session 1), we progress to a reconsideration of physical laws and the way this has shaped the politics of knowledge (session 2). Finally, we conclude by reevaluating contemporary art and our historical (philosophical) partnerships, probing into the methods of situating communities in the present day.

Rick DolphijnRick Dolphijn jest profesorem nadzwyczajnym na Wydziale Nauk Humanistycznych Uniwersytetu w Utrechcie i profesorem honorowym na Uniwersytecie w Hongkongu (Wydział Sztuki). Jego zainteresowania badawcze obejmują tematy ekologii, filozofii i sztuki.

Dr. Rick Dolphijn – Utrecht University (uu.nl)

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Data publikacji: poniedziałek, 13. Maj 2024 - 13:09; osoba wprowadzająca: Anna Malcer-Zakrzacka Ostatnia zmiana: poniedziałek, 13. Maj 2024 - 13:12; osoba wprowadzająca: Anna Malcer-Zakrzacka