Cultural Studies Review Vol. 21, No. 2

Special Issue on New Materialisms. 2015.

Editors: Milla Tiainen (FI, WG3), Katve-Kaisa Kontturi (FI, WG3), Ilona Hongisto (FI, WG4, Action Think Tank)

Contributors: Katve-Kaisa Kontturi (FI, WG3), Estelle Barrett (AU, WG3), Barb Bolt (AU, WG3), Ilona Hongisto (FI, WG4), Jussi Parikka (GB), Milla Tiainen (FI, WG3), Kathrin Thiele (NL, WG4, Training School coordination), Iris van der Tuin (NL, chair, WG1), and Cecilia Åsberg (SE, WG2)

Articles selected at IV NM conference Turku, Finland.

The distinctive practices of arts and cultural production and issues of aesthetics in relation to art and ontology in contemporary media cultures raise important questions for new materialisms. Because of their distinctly human-centred traditions, arts and humanities face a big challenge, in developing the kinds of non human-centric understandings of reality and the human that are so desperately needed in today's technological, ecological, natural­–cultural terrains. This collection of essays makes a significant and wide-ranging contribution to arts and humanities perspectives on the methodological, analytical and ethico-political development of new materialisms.

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Genealogies of New Materialisms; examines and intervenes in canonization processes by compiling a web-based bibliography, coordinating the OST 068/13 8 EN... Read more

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New Materialisms on the Crossroads of the Natural and Human Sciences; seeks to develop new materialisms at the boundaries of the human and natural sciences. The group focuses on how European new materialisms can rework the ‘Two Cultures' gap... Read more

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New Materialisms Embracing the Creative Arts; brings together European researchers, artists, museum professionals, and other activists with a keen interest in the material... Read more

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New Materialisms Tackling Economical and Identity – Political Crises and Organizational Experiments... Read more

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