Posts Tagged ‘political subjectivity’

The Political Life of Things

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

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Along with my colleagues Angharad Closs-Stephens, Debbie Lisle and Emily Jackson, I am organising a one day workshop at the Imperial War Museum London on 3rd December 2010. The workshop will be a joint BISA Poststructural Politics Working Group and BISA/PSA Art and Politics Group event.

Since my work turned to consider critical infrastructure and I encountered Jane Bennett’s thought provoking account of role of thing-power in the North American Blackout of 2003, I have been intrigued by the question of the materiality of political life – a question that is often only obliquely answered in the disciplines of Politics and International Relations. I hope that the discussions that are started in the December workshop will allow further explanation of the complex ecologies of political subjectivity.

I’m very excited by the group of speakers confirmed at the event so far. I also hope that we will be able to add more in the near future.We are very lucky to have Jane Bennett as well as Jeremy Dellerwhose work is currently on display at the Imperial War Museum – as keynote speakers.

For those interested, here are the full details:
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Another Politics, Another Subject

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Over the next month I’ll be working on a paper for a conference at the University of Aberystwyth: Another Politics, Another Subject (you can find details here). The conference runs from 20th to 22nd April.

The paper is initially titled ‘Between-us in the city: materiality and the singular political ecologies of contemporary urban subjectivity‘. (more…)