4th New Materialist Training School, 20th – 22nd Nov, 2017 - Barcelona

The call for papers for the 4th New Materialist Training School is now open!

The deadline for submissions is the 1st of June and you can find all information for the procedure in the PDF below, as well as full description of the workshops and invited participants. Invited speakers include Karen Barad, Iris van der Tuin, Felicity Colman, Brigitte Bargetz, Whitney Stark, and Gala Pin.

The aim of this Training School is to provide an experimental space for such new and creative intra-actions. Working Group 4, ‘New Materialisms Tackling Economical and Identity-Political Crises and Organizational Experiments” of the COST IS1307 Action, ‘New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on “How Matter Comes to Matter,”’ issues a call for participations to those that are curious to experiment with new dimensions of organizational structures, breaking open hierarchical spaces (human and non-human), being attentive to relationality and a practice of care.

We call both for participants well acquainted with new materialism and for those that are new to it but interested in experimenting with organizational structures whether in grass-root movements or in critical analyses of traditional power play. We aim at engaging in productive dialogues between people coming from different disciplines, policy-oriented and activist areas in order to disrupt the neoliberal tendencies of academic and non-academic political spaces. Actualizing the politics of new materialism is necessarily a transversal issue, not only interdisciplinary, but also cutting across and connecting many different agents of political processes.

Full details and CFP download here

COST Action IS1307 New Materialism: Networking European Scholarship on 'How Matter Comes to Matter'.

Here you will find background material, current activities, calls for papers, working group information, and project outputs.

With the changing of societies on local, national and international scales owing to economic, ecological, political and technological developments and crises, a reorganized academic landscape can be observed to be emerging. Scholarship strives to become increasingly interdisciplinary in order to grasp and examine the unfolding complexity of ongoing ecological, socio-cultural and politico-economic changes. Additionally, academics forge... Read more or find out Who's Who


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Working Groups

Working Groups focus on four key areas of research

Working Group One

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

Working Group Two

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

Working Group Three

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

Working Group Four

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


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COST Action IS1307

New Materialism —
Networking European Scholarship on 'How matter comes to matter’

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