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About the conference


This conference is one of a series of new materialism conferences that together aim to explore, through both theoretical and practical multiple transversal methodologies and approaches, the notion that vibrant, agential “matter” matters and further, to investigate the ontological, political, ethical, esthetical, and sociological implications this may carry. This year, whilst acknowledging the fast approaching thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Donna Haraway’s groundbreaking essay on “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective” (1988), we invite participants to explore, perform anew, and enliven the concept of “situated knowledges.”


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7th Annual Conference on the New Materialisms

Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences


Foundation of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences 


Sept 21-23, 2016
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Organized by: New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on ‘How Matter Comes to Matter’, European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), Action IS 1307




Institute of Philosophy and Sociology

Polish Academy of Sciences

An intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology

New Materialism - Networking European Scholarship on 'How matter comes to matter' - COST Action IS1307

COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020

This project has been supported by ERSTE Foundation

Organizacja konferencji „7th Annual Conference on the New Materialisms. Performing Situated Knowledges: Space, Time, Vulnerability” finansowana w ramach umowy 694/P-DUN/2016 ze środków Ministra Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego przeznaczonych na działalność upowszechniającą naukę

Foundation of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Dear Participants,


Thank you so much for such an inspiring conference!

We want to thank all the 160 delegates for 100 incredible events (presentations, workshops, keynotes and performances). Thank you all for your keen participation and great quality of work you have shared with us. We greatly appreciate the support you have given to Performing Situated Knowledges Warsaw 2016!

We want to thank the COST Action, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology Polish Academy of Sciences, Foundation of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and ERSTE Stiftung for the financial support.

We hope to see you all at the 8th Annual Conference on the New Materialisms, “Environmental Humanities and New Materialisms: The Ethics of Decolonizing Nature and Culture” on June 7th-9th, 2017 in Paris.

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Let’s stay in touch and let’s continue talking about situated knowledges and the vulnerability in the months to come!


Our best wishes,

New Materialist Conference Organizing Committee

Thank you!

Scientific committee

Dr. Olga Cielemęcka, Dr. Felicity Colman, Ms Ewa Dworniak, Prof. Danilo Facca, Dr. Dorota Golańska, 

Ms Agnieszka Kotwasińska, Dr. Monika Rogowska-Stangret (chair), Dr. Agata Szydłowska, Dr. Iris van der Tuin

Organizing committee

Dr. Cecilia Åsberg, Prof. Estelle Barrett, Dr. Barbara Bolt,

Dr. Rick Dolphijn, Dr. Ana González Ramos, Dr. Ilona Hongisto, Dr. Katve-Kaisa Kontturi, Ms Krizia Nardini, Prof. Jussi Parikka, Dr. Beatriz Revelles-Benavente, Dr. Milla Tiainen

New Materialism Conference 2016

Sept 21-23, 2016

Performing Situated Knowledges: Space, Time, Vulnerability


Prof. Serpil Oppermann

Prof. Arun Saldanha

Prof. Ewa Domańska

Dr. Milla Tiainen

Prof. Joanna Zylinska

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