4th New Materialist TS - Barcelona


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Information for those attending:

Dates: 20th, 21st and 22nd of November, 2017
Venue: Arts Santa Monica, La Rambla, 7, 08002 Barcelona

Attendance to the dialogues is free but registration is compulsory due to limited spaces. Send an email to bearev25@gmail.com for registration.
Workshops are restricted to only those who applied on time and have been accepted.

*All the events will be happening in the rooms called El Claustro, Sala de Actes
1st Day: 20/11/2017

4.00 – 4.30: Welcoming
4.30 – 6.30: Dialogue between Maria Tamboukou & Iris van der Tuin. Room: El Claustro
6.30 – 7.30: Welcoming drink at Claustro

2nd Day: 21/11/2017
9.30 – 11.30: Dialogue between Felicity Colman & Brigitte Bargetz. Room: El Claustro
11.30 – 12.00: Coffee break
12.00 – 14.00: Parallel Workshops

  • Matters of voice and silence. How to speak, listen, and keep quiet in academia? 1 (Room El Claustro)
  • Toward Quantum Affectivity and Materiality in Being Together (Room Sala d’Actes)
    14.00 – 15.00: Lunch break
    15.00 – 17.00: Parallel workshops
  • New materialist critique and research respons-ability. When critique is always already entangled with and in touch with the research(ed) (Room El Claustro)
  • New materialisms, arts and education (Room Sala de Actes)

*Training school dinner: Place to be announced.

3rd Day: 22/11/2017
9.30 – 11.30: Parallel workshops:

  • The Body and Politics via a New Materialism algorithmic lens (Room: El claustre)
  • Disassembling the System: Creative Coding Workshop (Room Sala d’Actes)

11.30 – 12.00: Coffee break
12.00 – 14.00: Dialogue between Gala Pin & Whitney Stark (Room: El Claustre)
14.00-14.30: Closing the training in the “Terraza”.

IMPORTANT: Participants must have prepared the documentation provided by the tutors of the Workshops before coming to the training school. This information will be accessed via Google drive.

New code for the hotel: newm17 (valid to book rooms from the 17th of November till the 26th of November)
It can be used from now on

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Cancellations are valid until 48 hours prior to the first night of booking. Otherwise, the first night will be charged. These conditions will be emailed to participants once they book the hotel.

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

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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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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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