Program

8.30-9

Registration for COST Members only (main hall)

9-11

WG1 Meeting (r.158)

WG2 Meeting (r.242)

WG3 Meeting (r.200)

WG4 Meeting (r.144: Adam Mickiewicz Room)

 

11.15-12.15

MC Meeting (r.200)

12.15-13

Lunch (r.104: Kołłątaj Room)

13-15

WG1 Meeting (r.158)

WG2 Meeting (r.242)

WG3 Meeting (r.200)

WG4 Meeting (r.144: Adam Mickiewicz Room)

 

14.30-15

Registration for participants of the conference (non-COST Members) (main hall)

15.15-15.45

Opening of the conference 

Prof. Andrzej Rychard, Director of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences

Dr. Iris van der Tuin, Chair of the COST Action IS1307 “New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on ‘How Matter Comes to Matter’”

Dr. Monika Rogowska-Stangret, Chair of the conference (r.200)

16-17.30

Keynote Lecture – prof. Ewa DomańskaSlow Science and Emergent Methods in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Respondent: dr Waltraud Ernst

Chair: Monika Rogowska-Stangret (r.200)

17.45-19.45

Panel 1 New materialist ethnographies (r.158)

Panel 1 Body-environments, environment-bodies (r.242)

Panel 1 Situated Practices / Situated Movements (r.200)

Panel 1 Embodied Pedagogies and Organisational Practices (r.144)

Panel 2 Situated Knowledges/ Aesthetics/ Precarity (r.154)

Day 1 - 21. September, 2016

Day 2 - 22. September, 2016

9-10.30

Keynote Lecture – prof. Serpil Oppermann “Sites of Narrativity:  Storied Matter and Narrative Agencies”

Respondent: dr Nathalie Blanc

Chair: Katve-Kaisa Kontturi (r.200)

11-13

Panel 2 Re: Troubling Earthly Measurements: Sticking with Unfaithful Tools (r.144)

Panel 2 Diffractive readings: feminist epistemologies and philosophy of science I (r.164)

Panel 3 Entangled Bodies/ Embodied Selves (r.200)

Panel 4 Objects/ Close-ups/ Power (r.154)

11-12.30

WORKSHOP: Reconfiguring Publishing: Help Us Imagine a Collective Writing, Reviewing, and Publishing Practice for an Academic Journal (r.242)

 

13-14

Lunch (r.103: Staszica Room)

13-14

WORKSHOP LUNCH: The Process of Imaging/ The Imaging of Processes (r.144)

14.15-15.45

Keynote Lecture – prof. Arun Saldanha “Vulnerable knowing in the Anthropocene: new old materialism”

Respondent: dr Helen Palmer

Chair: Iris van der Tuin (r.200)

16-18

Panel 3 Towards bodily-situated knowledges. Materiality and metaphor in cartography, mathematics and poetry (r.144)

Panel 3 Diffractive readings: feminist epistemologies and philosophy of science II (r.164)

Panel 5 New Materialism Embracing Film Studies (r.200)

Panel 2 The posthuman coming to matter: new materialist ethico-politics (r.154)

16-20

WORKSHOP: Methodologies, Materials, Materialisations, Rebecca Coleman, Tara Page, Helen Palmer (r.242)

18.15–20.15

Panel 4 Close-Reading-Encounters (r.144)

Panel 3 Earthy objects as companions (r.164)

Panel 6 Politics & Connectivities (r.200)

9-10.30

Keynote Lecture – dr Milla Tiainen “Emerging sonic situations: A new materialist cartography of feminist music and sound studies”

Respondent: prof. Maria Tamboukou

Chair: Bettina Papenburg (r.200)

11-14

WORKSHOP: The Process of Imaging/ The Imaging of Processes, Sigrid Schmitz, Bettina Papenburg, Liv Hausken (r.144)

11-13

Panel 4 Somatographies of academic labour: re-writing the body and vulnerability (r.164)

Panel 7 Artistic Research/ Material Practices (r.200)

Panel 5 Situating thinking, knowing, and memorizing (r. 242)

Panel 5 New pedagogical practices and educational intra-actions (r.154)

13-14

Lunch (r.103: Staszica Room)

14.15-15.45

Keynote Lecture – prof. Joanna Zylinska “The embodied I/eye: a nonhuman vision from somewhere”

Respondent: dr Dagmar Lorenz-Meyer

Chair: Dorota Golańska (r.200)

16-18

Panel 8 Beyond Fiction: Situated Knowledges in Mixed Genres (r.164)

Panel 6 The Infinite Fold: A Posthuman Practice-Research Hub  (r.144)

Panel 7 Feminist new materialism ‘in the presence of others:’ Slow politics, intensities, and withness of time (r.200)

Panel 8 Ethics-relationality-vulnerability-violence re-configurations (r.154)

16-19

WORKSHOP: Would I draw myself?

Time, Space and Vulnerability in Comics Herstories, Katarzyna Michalczak (r.242)

18.15-18.45

Performance 1

Hester Reeve, The Stoned Tongue (r.144)

Performance 2

Maciej Ożóg, Transient Body / Liminal Space. Interactive Audio-Visual Performance in Hybrid Space

(r.164)

Performance 3

Tero Nauha, A speculation on a body and posture in performance art practice

(r.200)

Performance 4

Confraternity of Neoflagellants: Norman Hogg, Neil Mulholland, Mobilitas Loci (Muller Ltd.)

Envisioning Future Premodern Materialisms (r.154)

19-20

Closing Roundtable

Chair: prof. Felicity Colman, dr. Iris van der Tuin (r.200)

Day 3 - 23. September, 2016

STREAM 3

New Materialisms Embracing the Creative Arts

 

Panel 1

Situated Practices / Situated Movements

Chair: Bettina Papenburg

  • Victoria Hunter

Body, Bricks, Slate and Lime: Site-Dance and the Performance of (Un) Situated Knowledge

  • Stanimir Panayotov

Against Disembodiment: Laruelle and Haraway

  • Oren Lieberman

Diffracting performative sites through Haraway’s situatedness and Latour’s matters of concern

 

Panel 2

Situated Knowledges/ Aesthetics/ Precarity

Chair: Dorota Golańska

  • Jessica Foley

Echo & Narcissus: re-conceptualising situated knowledges between art and engineering research

  • Synne Tollerud Bull & Dragan Miletic

Processing Aerial Volumes: From Land Art to Earth Listening in the Age of the Anthropocene

  • Natasha S. Mauthner

New materialist method/ologies for the social sciences

  • Peta Hinton & Xin Liu

Situated Abandonment: The Paradoxical and Murderous Desire of Vulnerability

Panel 3

Entangled Bodies/ Embodied Selves

Chair: Agnieszka Kotwasińska

  • Tereza Stockelova

Shared vulnerability: Bodily attachments in alternative medicine

  • Lieke Hettinga

Vulnerable Aesthetics: Queering the Onto-epistemologies of Peripheral Embodiment

  • Zuzana Štefková

On the Perishable: Maternal Art between Life and Death

  • Taru Leppänen

Always More than Two: Entanglements between fetus and mother in childbirth singing

 

Panel 4

Objects/ Close-ups/ Power

Chair: Dorota Golańska

  • Alex Pearl

Breakdown(s)

  • Magdalena Hoły-Łuczaj

Vulnerability and Moral Patiency of Artifacts

  • Ingrid Hoelzl

Posthuman vision

  • Vappu Jalonen

This Is For You, This Is Not For You

Panel 5

New Materialism Embracing Film Studies

Chair: Felicity Colman

  • Nathalie Blanc

What matters: art, form and environment

  • Agnieszka Kotwasińska

Negotiating/Negating/Embracing: Vulnerability in Horror Film Studies

  • Nevena Daković

Charting the New Materialism in Film Studies

  • Meredith Birrell

Disorientation and Mutation: A Critical Posthumanist Reading of Hydra Decapita and The Radiant by The Otolith Group

Panel 6

Politics & Connectivities

Chair: Karin Murris

  • Elisa Fiore

The Urban Sensorium as a Sensuous Archive: Gentrification, Multiculture and the Sedimented Historialities of Colonialism and Capitalism in Rome’s „Banglatown”

  • Basia Nikiforova

European Borders as “Diffraction Pattern”

  • Žilvinė Gaižutytė Filipavičienė

Embodied Memory of Historical Traumas: Practices and Deformations of Human Body

  • Dieuwke Boersma (KOKO Lunar)

Mad for (a) Reason

 

 

Panel 7

Artistic Research/ Material Practices

Chair: Agnieszka Kotwasińska

  • Rebecca Coleman

Methods and Materials for Engaging Futures: Collaging Girls’ Presents and Futures

  • Alan Boardman

Matter Theory Fiction: A DeLandian Approach to Art Practice

  • Ljiljana Rogač Mijatović

Envisioning Futures of Knowledge that Matters in the Study of Cultural Sustainability

  • Juliet MacDonald

Situating the maze in an art practice

 

 

Panel 8

Beyond Fiction: Situated Knowledges in Mixed Genres

Chair: Anna Kurowicka

  • Małgorzata Sugiera

Between Archive and Whodunit

  • Mateusz Chaberski

Between Art and Lab

  • Mateusz Borowski

Between Science and Fiction

  • Dagmar Lorenz-Meyer, Natálie Drtinová, Jana Gabrielová, Lenka Weinbergerová

Facing infrastructure: snapshot photography as an apparatus of bodily production

STREAM 2

New Materialism and Natural and Human Sciences

 

Panel 1

Body-environments, environment-bodies

Chair: Pam Alldred

  • Emma Garnett

Visualising ‘health’ through the modification of environment-body relations in scientific practice

  • Fay Dennis

Habitual bodies: the injecting body-environment

  • Nick J Fox, Pam Alldred

Situating sexualisation

  • Sari Irni

Situating Medical Knowledges of Risk: A Trans/Feminist Assessment of Hormone Treatments

 

Panel 2

Diffractive readings: feminist epistemologies and philosophy of science I

Chair: Maria del Mar Alonso

  • Marianna Szczygielska

Aporias of the Animal Turn and the Politics of Academic Hoaxers, Killjoys, and Watchdogs

  • Aleksandra Derra

Scientific Knowledge, Responsibility and Philosophical Hunger. New Feminist Materialism in the Context of Science and Technology Studies

  • Martina Erlemann

The controversy on nanomaterials – a re-unfolding of situated knowledges

  • Nevena Ivanova

Intra-Species Molecular Vulnerability Reveals Micro-Scale Ontological Indeterminacy​

 

 

Panel 3

Diffractive readings: feminist epistemologies and philosophy of science II

Chair: Stanimir Panayotov

  • Ágnes Kovács

Social ideologies in thermodynamic theory: Philosophies of matter, space, and time

  • Ana Mouraz

Scientific objects are changing due to hybrid ways of defining and producing them

  • Waltraud Ernst

Re-positionings: New materialist cooperations

  • Jelena Djuric

Knowledge and Power: Empowering by Consciousness

Panels

STREAM 1

Genealogies of New Materialisms

 

Panel 1

New materialist ethnographies

Chair: Libora Oates-Indruchova

  • Caer Smyth

Encountering New Forms of Knowledge: Describing the Strategies and Methods of New Materialist Ethnography

  • Dorota Hall

The academic knowledge production through an engaged ethnographic research: reflections on fieldwork among LGBT Christians in Poland

  • Shanee Barraclough

Mapping material-discursive ‘researcher-data-research’ entanglements with spoken word poems: reconfiguring the possibilities for researcher and counsellor-in-training bodies-in-the-making  

 

 

Panel 2

Re: Troubling Earthly Measurements: Sticking with Unfaithful Tools

Chair: Nico Carpentier

  • Wiktoria Furrer

Micropractice. Re-counting the Rice

  • Rumen Rachev

The Question Concerning Haraway’s Trouble: Re-Earthling of the Earth

  • Sam Skinner

The Curious and Inescapable Observatory

  • Felicity Colman

“Privileging the hues of red, green, and ultraviolet”: Haraway’s Creative Code

 

Panel 3

Towards bodily-situated knowledges. Materiality and metaphor in cartography, mathematics and poetry

Chair: Julia Fiedorczuk/ Grzegorz Czemiel

  • Vera Bühlmann

Sisyphus. His Prismatic Communication and his Dealings With What Is Puzzling

  • Julia Fiedorczuk

Introduction

  • Grzegorz Czemiel

Map-making as material world-building. Towards an ecological understanding of cartography in Speculative Realism

  • Maciej Rosiński

Two approaches towards the body in mathematics

  • Joanna Mąkowska

“Begin, we said, with the material, with matter.” New materialist encounters with the “second-wave” women’s poetry

 

 

Panel 4

Close-Reading-Encounters

Chair: Malou Juelskjær

  • Iris van der Tuin

Canonization is Measurement? Reading Meeting the Universe Halfway through the Humanities

  • Sionainn Byrnes

Embodied Eccentricity and Matters of Resistance: Magic(al) Realism as a Mode of Reading

  • Petra Bakos

The situated knowledges of Anzaldúa’s borderlands

  • Katarzyna Szopa

Narrating Feminist Theories: Reading (with) Luce Irigaray

 

Panel 5

Situating thinking, knowing, and memorizing

Chair: Iris van der Tuin

  • Tara Page

The poetic and poietic of situated knowledges

  • Marja Vehviläinen

Knowing naturecultures: gender, class, generations

  • Maria Tamboukou

Situated Memories: neo-materialist insights in the gendered memory of work

  • Nico Carpentier

Participatory theory and the discursive-material knot

STREAM 4

New Materialism, Politics, and Organizational Experiments

 

Panel 1

Embodied pedagogies and organisational practices

Chair: Beatriz Revelles Benavente

  • Whitney Stark

Quantum Bodies, Material Organizing: How to Use New Materialisms to Support and Transform Organizing Practices

  • Karin Murris

#Rhodes Must Fall: A Posthumanist Orientation to Decolonising Higher Education Institutions

  • Tamara Shefer

Embodied pedagogies in teaching and learning in higher education

  • Lindsay Grace Weber

The Reassembling of Things: Labor, Financialization, & the Reproduction of Feminist Materialisms

 

Panel 2

The posthuman coming to matter: new materialist ethico-politics

Chair: Beatriz Revelles Benavente

 

  • Kathrin Thiele

“But who, we?” – Continuations on the Post/human Conundrum

  • Brigitte Bargetz and Sandrine Sanos

"The Quantum is Queer”: Diffraction, Materialism and (Feminist) Critique

  • Callum McGregor and Jeremy Knox

New materialism and social justice: a space for productive entanglement, or a political cul-de-sac?

  • Maria Del Mar Alonso-Almeida

Exploring New Materialism Politics and Economics Materialization

 

 

Panel 3

Earthy objects as companions

Chair: Olga Cielemęcka

 

  • Łucja Sonia Milch

Reclaiming Eve’s Power. Towards Materialistic Mysticism

  • Fiona MacDonald

Feral Practice: from a wood to a world

  • Mirko Nikolić

For a Posthuman Politics of Location

  • Juhana Venäläinen

“Where the Internet lives” – Performing the material spaces of “immaterial” production

Panel 4

Somatographies of academic labour: re-writing the body and vulnerability

 Chair: Olga Cielemęcka

  • Malou Juelskjær & Monika Rogowska-Stangret

Becoming through speeds and slows – investigating living through temporal ontologies of the university

  • Aislinn O’Donnell

Situated Thinking: Philosophy as Experimentation

  • Sheena Culley

Comfort, Bodies and Immune Systems: Emancipation and Vulnerability

  • Nanna Hlín Halldórsdóttir

Feeling vulnerable in the job interview

 

Panel 5

New pedagogical practices and educational intra-actions

Chair: Dorota Hall

 

  • Pirjo Elovaara and Peter Giger

Temporary Islands and Liminal Spaces

  • Virpi Timonen

Educational leadership becoming in the research process

  • Vivienne Bozalek and Michalinos Zembylas

Diffractive Pedagogies in South African Higher Education: Pedagogical Encounters and the Production of New Collectivities

  • Veronica Mitchell

A precarious diffractive entanglement of students' reflective commentaries in Obstetrics

 

Panel 6

The Infinite Fold: A Posthuman Practice-Research Hub  

Chair: Helena Hunter

 

The Infinite Fold: A Posthuman Practice-Research Hub  

Panel 7

Feminist new materialism ‘in the presence of others:’ Slow politics, intensities, and withness of time

Chair: Brigitte Bargetz

 

  • Stephanie Springgay and Sarah E. Truman

Rocks: Archives of feeling and queer political imaginaries

  • Maggie MacLure

Seeing slowly: ‘disconcertion’ as event and ethics in qualitative research

  • Zofia Zaliwska

Becoming companion species: Re-membering a living history

  • Elizabeth de Freitas (PRESENTING AUTHOR), Anna Palmer, Nina Arwidson

Mobility, Directionality and Threshold: The water-children of Stockholm

 

 

Panel 8

Ethics-relationality-vulnerability-violence re-configurations

Chair: Waltraud Ernst

 

  • Karolina Kucia

On Selfhood – and resistance to self-formation as a minor strategy of inhabiting body

  • Magdalena Górska

Corpo-Affective Politics of Vulnerability

  • Marzena Adamiak

(Re)configuring violence. Karen Barad's metaphysics of entanglement and the issue of exclusion

  • Annette Arlander

Performing (with) Lichen as Situated Practice

THE PERFORMANCE SLOT

 

  • Hester Reeve

The Stoned Tongue​

  • Maciej Ożóg

Transient Body / Liminal Space. Interactive Audio-Visual Performance in Hybrid Space

  • Tero Nauha

A speculation on a body and posture in performance art practice

  • Confraternity of Neoflagellants: Norman Hogg, Neil Mulholland

Mobilitas Loci (Muller Ltd.): Envisionig Future Premodern Materialisms

WORKSHOPS

  • Working Group 4. Chairs: Olga Cielemęcka, Whitney Stark

Reconfiguring Publishing: Help Us Imagine a Collective Writing, Reviewing, and Publishing Practice for an Academic Journal

  • Katve-Kaisa Kontturi, Kim Donaldson

Feminist colour-in: Co-creating a vibrating archive

  • Rebecca Coleman, Tara Page, Helen Palmer

Methodologies, Materials, Materialisations

  • Sigrid Schmitz, Bettina Papenburg, Liv Hausken

The Process of Imaging/ The Imaging of Processes

  • Katarzyna Michalczak

Would I draw myself? Time, Space, and Vulnerability in Comics Herstories

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